I always said I was going to marry a man who could cook a turkey, because otherwise my poor children would be eating turkey and cheese sandwiches on Thanksgiving Day. And so I did. Not only can he cook a turkey, but he can cook just about anything. And somehow, SOMEHOW, he's making me into a decent cook! Well, he and Pinterest.
Today he said "I'm in the mood for some sort of 'bacon potato soup'". So I did what I do best, and got online and did a quick search. The first recipe that caught my eye was "Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Baked Potato Soup" from Girl Cooks World. Looked easy enough, and it was. And it was delicious! Although (and I'm not sure the original creator would appreciate this) I've dubbed it "Heart Attack Soup". It's obviously not something you want to eat every night but on a nasty, dreary, cold and windy day like today, it's the perfect dinner to warm you up!
I'm not very great at reading a recipe in it's entirety before starting out either. So I'd glanced at the ingredients enough to know what I had and what I needed to pick up. But I hadn't actually read it or thought much about it. So I didn't realize that the potatoes had to be baked ahead of time. Thank goodness for the microwave. I zapped the potatoes for about 16 minutes total while we got to work on all the other ingredients. And as we added each ingredient I thought to myself "Holy heart attack!" I also made some homemade corn bread. (the recipe from the back of the corn meal)
But it was totally worth it. Delicious! And we have enough to last a long, long while. I considered just making a half batch, but we decided we might as well make a bunch and freeze it. (Side note, I considered trying to can it, but read that you should only can recipes that were made for canning. So we'll just freeze it.)
Click here or on the photo for the link to the recipe.