Hi there! My name is Kelly. I'm a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 13 now! I've lived all over the country and even in Hawaii. Right now, I'm currently in Southeast Missouri. Throughout my adult life, I've wanted to find a forum of some sort that encourages other Christian women. I've found wonderful craft blogs, weight loss sites, motherhood sites, book clubs, etc. So I am going to try my hand at a blog that contains a little bit of everything. Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat!!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Wonderful cold-weather soup!

I was answering questions over on my best friend's blog http://chroniclesofnani.blogspot.com/ She got her questions from Heather over at http://www.actingbalanced.com/ .  One of her questions that she asked was regarding soups, seasonal? or Year-round?   So I am posting one of my favorite soup recipes!

Chunky Potato Soup

3 med. sized red potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 C. water
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 T. butter
3 T. all-purpose flour
3 C. milk
1/2 t. sugar
1 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 C. cubed cooked ham
3-4 slices of bacon, cooked well done, not burnt, and crumbled
Crushed red pepper flakes
Ground black pepper

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.  Add potatoes and cook until tender.  Drain, BUT
save the liquid.  Set the potatoes aside.  Measure 1 C. of the potato liquid and set aside.
Brown the bacon till well cooked.  Drain on paper towels, reserving approx 2 T. of bacon fat.  Melt butter in same saucepan over med. heat. Add onion, cook stirring frequently until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.  Add flour to same saucepan, season with pepper flakes and pepper to taste.  Cook 3-4 min.  Gradually add potatoes, the reserved potato liquid, milk, sugar, crumbled bacon to the onion mixture and stir well.  Add cheese and ham.  Simmer over low heat for 30 min. stirring frequently.  

A nice warm loaf of crusty French or Italian bread goes beautifully with this soup! 
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Much love, Kelly xoxo


Stephanie said...

Oh YUM!! This sounds and looks wonderful :) My husband loves potato soup so this would be a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing.

And by the way, you are more than welcome to particiate in the Cara Box Exchange. The girl that does it has an exchange every month. If you go to wifessionals.com you can read more about it :)

Have a great week.


Neesie said...

Oh my that sounds like a really tasty soup Kelly, but I'm going to have to put it on hold just for now.
Australian summer here so temperatures are rather high for soup...but it will be on standby in my recipe book for when the dial drops!
Have a great day and thanks for popping over to my place earlier...it's always great to see you :D

Tammy said...

I love soup all year round! Have a great day. Tammy

budgeteer said...

Thank you for this timely and delicious looking recipe. I have some ham that needs using up today and this is just perfect to go with my home-made bread.

Lesley x

budgeteer said...

I made this recipe yesterday. I do not generally like soups much, but this was the best soup I have ever tasted! We plan to make this a regular cold weather soup. I left out the sugar and my onion was large not small. Apart from that I stuck to the recipe. Thank you again - and for posting the picture which inspired me to have a go xx

Nani said...

YUM! You need to make that next time you visit! lol

Copied, pasted and saved in recipes folder! :d