Monday, May 11, 2009

Baked Potato Soup

My mom use to make a potato soup when I was a kid and I got hungry for it.  :)  I asked but she said she didn't know where the recipe went.  So this is my version.  Turned out pretty good.  All the picky kids ate it.  LOL


2/3 cup butter

2/3 cup flour

2 cups milk

6 cups of chicken broth (or 6 cups of water and 6 tsp. of chicken bouillon)

4 large baking potatoes, baked, cooled, peeled and cubed, about 4 cups

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1pkg of bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled

1 1/4 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

1/2 teaspoon pepper



In a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat, melt butter and cook onion till tender.

Stir in flour with whisk; stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened.

Add potatoes. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until soup begins to bubble.


Reduce heat; simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add remaining 5 ingredients; stir until cheese is melted. Serve baked potato soup immediately.

This baked potato soup recipe serves 6 to 8


Might try just frying the bacon and onion together and using the grease instead of the butter.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fudge Cake

2c. sugar 2 eggs
1/2 c. shorting 1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. hot water 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 c. cocoa 1c. buttermilk
2c. + 2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together water sugar, and shorting until creamy.  Add flour, cocoa, and salt; mix then add 2 eggs and vanilla.  Dissolve soda in buttermilk and add together.  Beat for 3 min.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 min.  Best the next day!

High Altitude Add:
1/4 c. hot water
2 Tsp. flour
Bake @ 375 for 20 to 35 min.  I have always use the high altitude version

Waldorf Salad

Shredded Cabbage
Chopped Red Apple
Red Grapes sliced in half
Sliced Banana

Mayo, Cider Vinegar, and Sugar All To taste               
This salad was always at our holiday meals.  I was not very fond of it though.  :)

One Minute Penuche Icing

1 1/2 C brown sugar                     3/8 C milk
3/8 C margerine                           1 tsp vanilla
Combine in saucepan. Bring to boil and boil 1 minute.
Remove pan from heat and cool. Beat and spread.     Hazel Dean
We always had this on the applesauce cake.

Apple Sauce Cake

2 C Granulated Sugar                       
2 eggs (not beaton)
1 C Margarine or shortening                
2 C Seedless Raisins
4 C Flour (sifted)                         3 tsp soda (disolve in applesauce)
2 tsp cloves                                 1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon                           1 tsp nutmeg
3 C applesauce                           1 C nuts (pecans or english walnuts)
Beat sugar and butter together, add eggs and beat until creamy.  Sift flour, measure and sift with the cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  Set aside.
Disolve soda in applesauce, add to the creamed mixture all at once along with all the flour,
only mix until all the flour is worked in, then add raisins and nuts.
Bake slow in 325-350 oven for 1 1/2 hours until done.
P.S- Put about 2 Tbsp flour on raisins and nuts and coat them, 
this will keep them from settling to the bottom.    Gladys Dean (step mother)  His mother had a recipe too though I have always made this one.

Emerald Salad

1 box Lime Geletin                1 C Pinapple juice                
12 Marshmellows                1/2 Pt. Heavy Whipped Cream   1 Pt Cottage Cheese            
1 C drained Crushed Pineapple 1/2 C Chopped Pecans or English Walnuts                           
Serve on Lettuce (or alone)                                                   
Whip Cream. Add marshmellows and pineapple juice to geletin and put on range. Heat until marshmellows are melted. 
Chill, remove from refrigerator and break up gelitin. Add pineapple, nuts, cottage cheese, folding, fold in whipped cream. 
Chill thoroughly.   

My family as a kid always had this.  Dougs family other than his dad is not fond of this.  

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pesto Chicken and Pasta

Okay I got this from a friend and I am in love with it!   Thanks Kim!!  It is just so stinkin easy.  
I grill chicken breasts often.  I slice them up or dice them and use them in different dishes.  So here is one more  :)

1 pkg of bowtie pasta
1/2 a container of Buitoni pesto w/ basil or to your liking
diced chicken

I also sprinkled on some parmesan cheese and served it with salad and garlic bread.  Nice summer meal. :D