I love it when it is cold outside and I can stay indoors. I have had the most delicious fire blazing all day. When my sweet husband came home, we decided to make some homemade loaded baked potato soup and hot cornbread! Yummy! I am warm and full and happy. Life is such a good place to be! When I stop to think about such things, I realize just how very blessed I am. I have such a wonderful husband, and great kids! Life is very rich when we look around and see all that God has done in our lives. Everyday we talk about how lucky we were to have found each other, even though it is late in life. Each day is extra special because of it.
Here is my recipe for my soup. Hope you enjoy making it.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Peel 6 potatoes and cut them into small size pieces. Put in large pot and boil until soft. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add 1/2 stick of real butter
1/4 cup of flour or cornstarch
2 cups whole milk.
I always add the milk to starch and mix well with a whisk then pour into potatoes and water. This keeps it from clumping up.
I stir on low heat until thick and bubbly.
We fry several pieces of bacon and crumble
Shred sharp cheddar cheese
Chop green onion fine
When you serve, top with cheese, sour cream, chives and bacon. We love to eat cornbread with ours and I always use Jiffy cornbread mix, follow directions and add 1/4 cup of sugar. It think it tastes better with a little sweetness to it.
Hope you are warm and happy today!