Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Dinner Ideas

Potato Soup

Now this is a good fall/winter recipe BUT Scott is sick and it is great comfort food. I would and always do have a loaf or french bread to go with it.

1 package of bacon
1 onion

Cut up the bacon and fry it up then when it is 3/4 done add the onion. FYI when you add an onion the "crisping" of the bacon basically stops, so don't add teh onions too soon.

Potatoes
Cream of Chicken Soup
Milk
Corn
Sour Cream

Sorry for the lack of amounts, but you really can't mess up this recipe.

So chop up the potatoes while the bacon is crisping up. The amount really depends on the amount of people you are feeding. 4 large ones or 6-8 smaller ones will feed a family of 6 good. After the onions are soft and the bacon is crisp, I usually drain most of the bacon fat off the pan and then add the potatoes. Here is where you choose how you like it. IF you like the stronger taste of bacon fried potatoes, then continue to cook the potatoes in the bacon fat until soft. IF you like more of a milder taste, then drain off all the bacon fat you can, add teh potatoes and then continue wihout softening them.

Ok, so now you add 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup. You can use the reduced fat version or low sodium, it tastes just the same, and add enough milk to cover the potatoes. You can add as much or little milk as you would like your soup thick or thin. Also you can now add teh corn. We usually use 2 cans of corn BUT my kids love corn, so feel free to use less if you want.

If you fried your potatoes before, you can just add your milk and soup and warm through and then add the sour cream and you are finished. IF you did not fry your potatoes, reduce to a simmer and let teh potatoes cook.

After the potatoes are finished and you are basically through, add 1/2 to 1 full container of sour cream. This needs to be done at the end and then taken off the heat. DO NOT let the sour cream boil, it will separate. Now you are finished. This soup holds well in a crockpot, just make sure it is low and does not boil.

Please please remember to salt and pepper your potatoes and as you go through, as we all know potatoes have very little taste.

I am making this today because Scott is sick and it is awesome with some home made bread, or some french bread from Wal mart.

Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

highlyirritable said...

You had me at "a package of bacon."