January 7, 2010
i'm a little later than normal in my posting today because i've been so busy with snowday stuff. sleeping in, reese's puffs, an experiment with my hair, making a 'real' lunch instead of turkey sandwiches, you know how it goes. the day flies so much faster and fun when you've got a husband home to hang out with.
but back to the real reason i'm here: soup. forget the fact that this photo looks like bacon pizza at first glance, this post is about soup, and it goes out to my cousin-in-law, brea. is that a real term? cousin-in-law? anyway, brea, i'm sorry this is so long in coming, but here's my favorite baked potato soup recipe. i hope it's slurp-worthy for you. (also, i hope that we can hang out sometime this year.. did i hear something about a fall trip to MN? also, i still owe you a list of camera tips & tricks. i have not forgotten. also, i would like to take style lessons from you. have i told you this yet?)
this recipe comes from the kitchen of one of my favorite ladies, grandma vi. vi isn't actually my grandma, but she is a grandma figure to practically everyone back at my home church. grandma vi once made a batch of her zweiback rolls, toted them to church, and hand-delivered them to me, for no other reason than she knew how much i loved them. i'm telling you, this lady is a true delight. just like her famous soup.
grandma vi's baked potato soup
4 large baking potatoes
2/3 c. butter
1/3 c. flour
6 c. milk
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 green onions, chopped and divided
12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled and divided
1 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided
8 oz. sour cream
1. bake potatoes, let cool, peel and dice as finely as preferred; set aside.
2. melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, add flour; stirring until smooth.
3. cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
4. gradually add milk, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
5. add diced potato, salt, pepper, 2 T. green onions, 1/2 c. bacon, and 1 c. cheese. cook until thoroughly heated; stir in sour cream.
6. add extra milk, if necessary, for desired consistency. serve with remaining onion, bacon, and cheese sprinkled on top.


Mom Judy said...

I was thinking about making potato soup today and now I will have to change the recipe to yours. It looks really good.

Kaitlyn Luce said...

Just had potato soup the other night. It was some of the best potato soup I have ever put in my mouth. This looks delightfully delicious!

Elsa said...

Sweet! That is almost exactly like the recipe I found/made up. Two differences: I put in a can of diced green chiles (Ben LOVES them), and I cook the bacon right in my soup pot and use the bacon grease instead of the butter. It adds a bit more bacon flavor and saves a little money besides.

And from one grad-school wife to another, I'll be praying for you. I think having a full-time student for a husband might even be easier than having a employed-plus-school situation, so good luck! The worst part of whole situation, like Christina said under that post, is having my husband have to study when I finally do get to see him. I'm really bummed about this semester b/c Ben has all evening classes--so when I get home from work, he won't even be there!

So I hope you both learn to lean on God! And YAY SNOW. We're getting it in Indiana now, too.

P.S. Thanks for your sweet note on my wall.

kELLO! said...

mmmm. we love potato soup. we put those little french onion things from green bean salad on top, ya know? you should try it. it DELISH.

ChelseaF said...

Snow, soup, school...life doesn't get much better when the Lord's in it all. Keep having fun, and thanks for sharing it all! :)

Rachel said...

Thanks for the recipe--definitely will be for supper sometime this week!

Kelli said...

HEAVEN in a pot...that is what this is. I must make this ASAP. Thanks so much for sharing.

natalie said...

mmmhmmmm, this looks delisssshhhhh!
i'll have to make it this winter. perfect meal for such cold days.

Brea said...

Slurp-worthy INDEED! Thank you, thank you for the soup post. It was all that I expected it to be, creamy, comforting, cozy and all together classic for a winter soup. We don't have snow in our parts of california, but it still gets cold, foggy, and rainy. Would you believe I got home with the kids later last night than usual, and I was still determined to make the soup no matter how long it took me. We were finished eating at 8:15 pm. Oh my. I guess that wasn't very smart of me but it was worth it! No rush on the camera tips and tricks. I'm still playing around with it. And, you've got me a little nervous about this 'style lesson' your speaking of. Style with what? Silly.
Oh, and congrats to grant!!! Such ambition, love it!

Christina said...

Now that looks simply amazing. I am going to bookmark it and write it on my menu plan on one of the days that's still blank in February.

Kelli said...

Summer, I have a question...do I use the green part of the green onion or the white part? I'm going to make this on Sunday...yum!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Kelli mentioned she made this soup on her blog last week, and it sounded sooo good.
I am SO not a cook, but had to try your recipe-OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! That is the best Potato soup I have ever had!!! Bar none!
Fantastic! I will give you props on my blog very soon-it was simply perfect!!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

May I list the recipe on my blog? I am also hyperlinking to your blog, but for those who don't get that, I was hoping to list it with your permission-
Please email me if possible, and let me know-
God Bless!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
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