Tuesday, November 1

Last week I said farewell to fall with the first snow of the season!

What does the first snow call for? Snuggling up and making yummy soup of course! 

Loaded Potato Soup 
recipe slightly adapted from handle the heat
4 potatoes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 ish teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons ish pepper
3 slices of bacon
1/3 cup shredded cheese
4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions

1. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on high 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in half; cool slightly.
2. While potatoes cook, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk in measuring cup; add to pan then add the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often, being careful to not let the milk boil over. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.
3. Arrange bacon on a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel; microwave on high for 4 minutes. Crumble bacon.
4. Scoop potato into soup and discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup using a potato masher. Ladle soup into four bowls and top with cheese, green onions, and bacon. (I like my potato soup to have chunks, so I didn't mash all of them - only about 1/3 - that way I still got those chunks! mmmm)


  1. We are having our first snow fall of the season as I'm typing this! YUCK! I'm not a fan of snow :)
    But your soup.... YUM! This sounds so amazing! I've been searching for a yummy potato soup. I can't wait to try it!!

  2. Oh my goodness this is the perfect comfort food! I'm soooo craving some of your soup on this chilly night!

  3. soup is a MUST in the winter. gotta try this recipe :)

  4. My naive California-raised self had no idea it could snow while trees still wore orange and red and yellow. Silly assumptions. This soup looks delish... must try!

    Your pictures are wonderful. What kind of camera do you use?
    I am following now, I hope you will come check out my blog and follow me! :D

  6. your photos are stunning!!

    and that soup looks delish! i might have to try it this weekend!

  7. This whole post just makes me die for fall. All of this is so lovely--and the soup sounds delicious.

  8. The soup is indeed a very healthy one and it seems very tasty too....your recipe is a remarkable one and I have noted down to my recipe book and will try it very soon...Great recipe!!