Monday, October 27

Potato Soup

There are many things that I enjoy during the cool weather; changing colors of the leaves, hot cider, cinnamon sticks on the stove, cloves in oranges and nice hot meals, like SOUPS! I LOVE making new recipes especially when it comes to soups. Here is my recipe for a homemade potato soup. And, because I make it so many times, I think I've gotten it down to a science now.

4-5 slices of bacon
3 C of water
5 medium potatoes - pealed and cubed
1 can cream of mushroom
dash of pepper
1/8 t smoked paprika
1/8 - 1/4 C heavy whipping cream
1 C shredded cheese
1/2 t chives

In large pan, cook the bacon, until brown. (I leave them in just for the extra flavor the bring) Remove from hear, then, in the SAME pan, add water and potatoes, put back on burner and bring to a boil.

After potatoes start to soften, lower heat and begin to smash potatoes until desired texture. Add cream of mushroom, pepper and smoked paprika. Stir until blended. Slowly add heavy whipping cream, blend.
For 'Loaded Potato Soup': Add cheese (1 cup or more) and chives and mix until cheese is melted. YUMMY!