Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Here Comes the Comfort Food -- Baked Potato Soup

It's been bitterly cold here -- just plain gross weather. At the end of an extended winter break where we've eaten too much, drank too much, and helped ourselves to just about everything we've wanted to ingest, I decided we needed one last hurrah before we buckle down to salad and fruit and water.

I'm also starting to think that soup on Sunday is a good idea. So, on a bitterly cold, ugly Sunday before we go back to the grind, what a better thing to prepare but Baked Potato Soup! This recipe is so bad -- it called for a cup of sour cream at the end, but I just couldn't do it. It's got potoatoes, cheese, milk, flour, butter -- BACON... but it was universally accepted by the family, and will be a "make again."

My apologies to those health nuts out there -- but here goes:
Baked Potato Soup
(From Fix It and Forget It Cookbook)

4 large baked potatoes
2/3 c. butter
2/3 c. flour
6 c. milk
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
4 green onions
12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Melt the butter in a large stock pot. Add the flour and stir, heat for a minute or two. Slowly add the milk and stir constantly until soup thickens. Add salt, pepper, potatoes, onions and bacon. Stir and heat through. Right before serving, slowly add the cheese.


Anne from Pintesting said...

Hi, My name is Anne Hernandez, and I have a blog site called Pintesting (www.pintesting.com). I test Pinterest pins and rate them on several criteria, then give a review and an overall rating on a 5-point scale. You can see a little more detail of how it's done on my site (http://pintesting.com/methodology/). I give all of the credit back to the original blogger or site, since you guys do the hard work of coming up with the recipes, crafts, and so forth.
In this case, I'm cheating a little. I've made the Fix It and Forget It recipe for Baked Potato Soup many times and wanted to post on it, but since my own blog is Pinterest based, I needed to find someone else who has posted the recipe. Then I found your post (http://threepickykids.blogspot.com/2010/01/here-comes-comfort-food-baked-potato.html) THANK YOU!
Unfortunately, the Blogger profile doesn't give any info so that I can give you the credit (as well as FI&FI). If you review my posts, you'll see that they usually give a first name for the blogger, as well as a link back to the original blog URL. If you don't feel comfortable, then I can work around this, but it will give you a little extra publicity.
You can email me at ahernandez@pintesting.com. The post should come out in the next two weeks, and I'll let you know the results at that time. (Although, since I have made this recipe several times, you'll be showing 5 out of 5 pins for the recipe.)

Sincerely, Anne

Anne from Pintesting said...

Your Pintesting results are in! I'm very happy to let you know that the recipe received 5 out of 5 pins, congratulations! You can review it now at http://pintesting.com/baked-potato-soup-a-fix-it-and-forget-it-recipe/. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Anne Hernandez
Pinterest addict and blogger