Sunday, November 25, 2012

Never discourage help in the kitchen

So, we decided—or maybe I decided—to have Bacon-Potato Soup from Carolyn & Lloyd Wulfkuhle's Anniversary Cookbook for supper on Friday evening.  I had the recipe bookmarked and ingredients purchased to double the recipe.

Bacon-Potato Soup
8 slices bacon (to double I cooked the whole pound)
¼ c. chopped onion (to double I just chopped the whole onion)
3 c. water
½ c. chopped carrots
2 ½ chopped potatoes
¼ c flour
¼ c water
2 c milk
 Cut bacon in small pieces, combine with onion and brown.  Add 3 c. water, carrots and potatoes.  Cook till done (about 20 minutes).  Mix together flour and ¼ c. water and add to hot soup, stirring constantly.  Add milk and cook till warm.  Serve with cheese & crackers.  Serves 4

I fried the bacon while Drue & Kim assembled the other ingredients.  We got as far on the instructions to, “Cook till done.”  That's when things began to change.

Kim tasted and decided we needed to add all the left over turkey.  Marc tasted and added some cajan style seasoning.  Then Drue opened a can of chicken broth & dumped.  I'm pretty sure at least two maybe three packages of my garden raised frozen corn went in.  There was some talk of white wine—not sure about that.  About that time we stirred in thickening from recipe.  I distinctly remember thinking that wasn't enough milk so poured at least a half cup of whipping cream.  Kim & Marc had brought a bag broccoli.  At the last minute, Kim had precooked those and they went in, along with the rest of the fresh parsley chopped.  

This simple recipe ended up being the best “Potato Bacon Soup” I've ever tasted!  And, that's why I never discourage anyone from helping in the kitchen.

1 comment:

squire said...

Potato soup is one of my all time favorite winter meals. Had it last night!