Saturday, January 31, 2009

Baked Potato Soup and Week 23 Menu

All right, before I get to the yummy baked potato soup recipe, here's my menu for the week:

Monday: chicken salad on fresh bread

Tuesday: chicken enchilada casserole (a yummy meal all ready to go in my freezer)

Wednesday: swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, IKEA gravy

Thursday: barley beef soup

Friday: hamburgers, homemade baked fries

Saturday: easy night

Sunday: sweet and sour meatballs and rice

What are you making this week?

Okay, onto the soup. My sister-in-law, Maggie, sent me her yummy recipe for baked potato soup. I think next time I make it it will turn out a little better, but everyone loved it!
Baked Potato Souprecipe from Maggie
5 baking potatoes (baked)
6 c. milk
2/3 c. chicken broth
16 oz. cheddar cheese
1/2 brick of cream cheese
1 pkg bacon (cooked, crumbled) reserve fat
3 or 4 scallions
1 yellow onion
1/3 c. + 2 T flour
1/3 c. sour cream

Cook bacon, reserving 2 T. bacon fat. Chop onions and saute in fat until soft. Add flour and stir cooking about 1 min. Slowly stir in chicken broth. Add cream cheese and mix until melted. Blend this part in the blender. Then put back in pot.

Add milk and let soup warm and thicken on med/low about 10 min or more. Add cheese stirring slowly. Add 1/3 c. sour cream. let cook 5 more min.

Scoop out insides of baked potato and cut into small chunks. Add baked potato, scallions and bacon. Serve topped with a little shredded cheese.

My little girl loved the soup and wanted me to take a picture of her with it.

4 comments:

  1. Glad kate loved it! was it too thin? i have trouble getting it just the right consistency. let me know if you have a good way to fix that! here's my menu. oh will you give me the recipe for the ikea gravy? my kids love it there, and hate it when i make it here. how do you do it?

    Monday: quiche and hashbrowns, and fruit

    Tuesday: chicken hash (ina garten's recipe tweeked a little by me)

    Wed: Meatballs and Ikea gravy and potatoes

    Thurs: Crock pot Italian Chicken

    Fri: Meatloaf and mash 'tatos
    broccoli

    Sat: easy night

    Sunday" Spaghetti

    do you know i absolutely love and need this? thanks jenny!

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  2. Jenny,
    I think this blog is great! You were always my favorite cook in college! I knew I would never starve or not like something as long as you were cooking! I search your blog for your lagsana receipe and couldn't find it. I think that was my favorite thing you made! I never am able to make it as good as you did. Will you please post it.
    Thanks and I look forward to NOW keeping my family eating well!

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  3. I want to make that soup! It looks very hearty and delicious!

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  4. That is adorable! Soup looks great, too.

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