Oct 22, 2009

33 Minutes Left of Recipe Thursday

Today...okay so the last 3 days have been recipes for disaster kind of days. Blame it on all the stuff on the to-do list. Blame it on rotating sickness that is not the swine flu (anyone tired of hearing about this?). Blame it on a serious lack of sleep. Blame it on realizing out of three Halloween costumes I am making, I have -oh wait- NONE done.

So tonight after an hour of shuffling between kiddos rooms trying to get them all to sleep (hubby had a mtg), not eating dinner until after 8, and reflecting on all left to do (yes I know of my own doing)...my RECIPE for not tasting the crazies was tasting the rainbow.

Now no one fret about the state of my emotions...I am really just dandy...see skittles working already. So here is my actual recipe. Here is my "Fall I Embrace Thee" soup...aka Baked Potato Soup.

2-3 potatoes, baked
3 T butter
1 cup onion, chopped
2 T flour
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cups instant mashed potatoes
1 t salt
3/4 t pepper
1/8 t thyme
1/2 t basil
1 cup half-and-half

Melt butter in stock pot, saute onions until light brown. Add flour to onions and cook 1-2 minutes. Add broth, water, cornstarch, mashed potatoes and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Cut baked potatoes in half, scoring into cubes and then scoop out the cubes into soup. Add the half-and-half. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

Top with shredded cheese, green onions, bacon and sour cream.

Here is to tomorrow.


Holly Wilcox said...

Thank you! I do admit, I was checking throughout the day to see if you had posted it yet. This looks like another super yummy one.

Kristi said...

How funny! I'm having that for dinner tonight! There's nothing better than a big bowl of soup on a cold day. Thanks!

Keri said...

Its payday for us and you know what that means. Time to make yet another shopping list. Good thing i checked into your blog cause I had to put this on my list of dinners for this pay period and boy am I excited. looks very yummy. now all we need is a cold chilly day. thanks again.

Linda and Dave said...

We can testify to the fact that this was YUMMY, and filling, too. Course eating with the "chef" and her assistant made it even better! Gram Z.

Amber said...

I'm going to try this. I love soup in the fall!


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