December 27, 2014

Potato Soup


I do love soup.  It is one of my favorites year-round, but it is especially comforting in the winter, don't you think?  Cudjoe and I have both been a bit under the weather, and soup just seems to be the best thing to eat when you're not feeling well.   


It is creamy, comforting deliciousness.   After boiling the potatoes, I add a creamy white sauce and pour it over the potatoes.   I thin it out with 2% milk until it is the consistency that I like.  I then add grated cheddar cheese and real bacon bits on top.  Yes, I prefer the real bacon bits that come in a jar rather than frying my own bacon because I am grossed out by chewy bacon fat.

Potato Soup:

2 to 3 potatoes
Butter
Flour
Cream
Milk (for this recipe, I used 2% milk)  
Salt, pepper
Grated cheddar cheese
Real Bacon Bits

Peel, dice and boil potatoes in salted water until done.
Drain potatoes.

For the white sauce:

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter, whisk in two tablespoons of flour, add 1 cup of heavy cream and stir over medium heat (stirring constantly so it won't stick), salt and pepper to taste.

Pour over potatoes and add milk to thin to desired consistency.

Ladle into bowls and add grated cheese and real bacon bits to top.

Serve to family and friends!!
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