Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday's Meal

We've had a pretty mild summer here and I'm itching for the fall to come. I just love sweater weather. I may have also mentioned before that I love soup. I think it's good any time, don't you? Anyway here's a yummy recipe for you. Try it out now or save it for when there's a nip in the air.

Loaded Potato Soup

4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup of flour
4 green onions, sauteed (save a bit for a garnish)
12 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (save a bit for a garnish)
1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cup butter
6 cups of milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Bake potatoes, cool and then scoop out the inside. Melt butter in a large dutch oven, add flour and stir until smooth, cooking about a minute. Gradually add the milk. Cover and cook over medium heat until thick. Add the potatoes, onions, bacon, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth. If it seems too thick just add a bit more milk and stir until desired thinness. Serve and top with a doolop of sour cream, onions and bacon.