We are constantly looking for simple and healthy ways to gather together around the table. Do you have a soup recipe to share? Please join us for this gathering of soup recipes and cookbook drawing.
Just send your family’s favorite soup recipe to my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave your recipe below. You will be entered in a drawing for Cheryl Moeller’s Crockpot Cookbook to be released on February 1st. Creative Slow Cooker Meals allows you to use two crockpots to cook an entire meal. Just the recipe for busy families!
If you make your soup, please take a minute to send a picture along. It helps some of us do a better job with our recipe.
Check out Cheryl’s book on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Slow-Cooker-Meals-Cookers-Dinners/dp/0736944915/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325174229&sr=8-1-fkmr0
Soups are a wonderful, do ahead meal that can easily be reheated if the kids drop by.
Let me share one of our favorites.
Try this truly wonderful baked potato soup. I discovered it on the Smithfield site and am going to include a link to give them credit and so you can see the original recipe along with pictures.
I have made a few adjustments to suit the preferences of our bacon loving family.
- 10 slices Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon – very crispy
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 5 potatoes, baked, peeled and diced
- 2 T fresh chopped parsley
- 2 cups half & half
- 1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup sour cream
- Salt & pepper to taste (optional)
In a Dutch oven cook bacon until crisp; remove and crumble, reserve drippings.
Cook onion in bacon drippings until tender; stir in flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.(It may appear very dry- but don’t be concerned)
Gradually add chicken broth; cook, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Put in the diced potatoes, parsley, bacon and half & half; cook for 10 minutes. Stir in cheese and sour cream.
Garnish with cheese, bacon and sour cream.
Some good french bread and a fruit salad make this a wonderful, relaxing meal.
Review: Our grandson gave this a “thumbs up.” When an 11 year old boy likes a recipe, that is an accomplishment!