22 April 2013

Potato Soup with Bread Bowls

Hello Everyone.

Last night we had an amazing meal, potato soup in bread bowls.  It was all homemade and I'll be sharing the recipes and photos....yes, photos!  The kids loved it and I believe we all ate ourselves sick.  It was worth it tho, it's food!  AmIRight???  LOL  So, let's waste no time, here it comes...




The bread bowls came from a recipe I found at Six Sisters' Stuff.  I think it turned out fabulous and we will most definitely be making it again.  Here is a link to the recipe.




Love my Kitchen Aid!

Waiting for them to rise...

YUM!

The Potato Soup Recipe is something I came up with outta my head.  It's a mix of different recipes I've seen using what I had in the house.  Here goes:


Potato Soup

Rough chop the following:

Bacon About 5 slices
Onion One medium
Carrots Two large 
Potatoes 6-7 smaller  (I had russet)
Broccoli Stalks from one head

Chicken Stock About 4 cups
Potatoes About 2 Diced
Broccoli Crowns Chopped
Bacon Cooked, crumbled
Green Onions Chopped (optional)
Cheese

Directions:

First brown the bacon in a large pot.  Once the bacon is cooked, remove and cook onions, carrots, potatoes and broccoli stalks in the grease.  Once they have softened a bit I add the chicken stock and cook til the veges are soft, even mushy.  Then I use a hand blender to blend it all together and smooth out any offensive veggies...  Once the soup is the desired consistency, add the remaining bacon, potatoes and broccoli crowns.  Cook until the potatoes are tender.  Now it's time to add the cheese(s)!  I was using what I had on hand so I used shredded cheddar (a handful), four slices of American, two slices of swiss and two slices of provalone.  Once the potatoes are tender and the cheese is melted in, it's time to serve.  I topped mine with extra bacon and green onions.  So So Good!

Here are a few more pics of the prep...

Dude likes using the big knife.








And there you have it!


So, lemme know if any of you try this recipe.  Even though I know it's warming up for many, we still have snow up here.  I'd love to hear any feedback.

Blessings,

~Ash