Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tuesday's Terrific Food

Here is a recipe that will warm those cold winter nights coming up. My husband absolutely loves this soup, and it was a Weight Watchers recipe too. Easy to adjust ingredients to lower fat versions. Try it out and tell me if you like it:

Baked Potato Soup

4 medium baked potatoes

2 slices bacon

1/2 cup celery, chopped (I usually don't use it)

1/2 cup green onions, thinly chopped

1 can chicken broth (14 1/2 oz)

1-1/2 cups milk

1 garlic clove, pressed

1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)

1/4 tsp black pepper (or to taste)

Shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup light sour cream

Remove skins from potatoes (let them cool a while first!) and mash up with a fork or just crumble with your hands. Cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, then remove to paper towel to drain, crumble, and set aside. Discard all but 1/2 tsp of the drippings in the pan. Meanwhile, chop celery and slice green onions. Add chicken broth, milk, mashed potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper to pan drippings. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream and reserved bacon. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Then enjoy!

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