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She can make the best potato soup.
And I think about her whenever I eat it.
Thoughts of my grandma warms my heart even more than this soup warms my tummy. She’s just the sweetest lady ever.
Yes, I’ve had soup on my mind lately. Potato soup, to be specific. Why?
It makes you just want to pull out your ginormous cookbook and make soup all day. You know, the red and white checked album of recipes called Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. I think every girl that has tied the knot must have one on her shelf. It’s a classic. It’s the “Little Women” of the kitchen variety-ha!
Yes, the temperatures have been dropping here and the leaves are just beginning to change. Love it.
So it is definitely time for some soup.
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Homemade Potato Soup
Recipe source: here
5 lbs. russet potatoes, washed and diced, NOT peeled
1 medium/large yellow onion, diced
10 cloves of fresh garlic, diced
64 oz. of chicken broth ( I used organic/free range variety)
16 oz. (2 -8 oz. blocks) cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
5-6 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
freshly shredded cheese (optional)
green onion, chopped (optional)
Place diced potatoes, diced garlic, diced yellow onion, seasoned salt and chicken broth in your slow cooker. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10 hours.
Add cream cheese. Use an immersion blender to puree about half of the soup and to incorporate the cheese. (Or if you’re like me, remove half of the soup and use your hand held mixer. It’s a bit more of a chunky puree, but it works. Add it back to your crockpot. Stir.) Garnish with your toppings of choice. Serve.
It makes 10-12 servings.
Mmmmm. The cream cheese absolutely makes this dish.
I had two bowls….shhhh.
I think my favorite things about this recipe was the no-peel potatoes.
And the blocks of cream cheese.
And the bacon crumbled on top.
And the use of my slow cooker in the kitchen instead of me.
Ok. So I actually had several favorites in this recipe. It’s that good.
Have I convinced you yet?
Make some potato soup. Think about your grandma. Better yet, give her a hug.
That’s what I’m gonna do.
And take the time to tell her how special she is….. and also thank her for that ginormous cookbook given as your wedding gift. <3
How about you? Do you associate smells and comfort foods with special people in your life?
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