Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Busy day food

Today was a blur and totally worth every minute.  I was able to help a friend in need with her kids(3 0f them) and serve at my church as overseer of the nursery.  Jeff helped me with our extra 3 and off I went after a fast supper.  It is so wonderful having a husband who can put 5 to bed. I made Monica Leishman's Potato Chowder.  It is very good and very gluten free.  The kids liked it and  it is filling and fast to make.  I got Nicholas to swimming and to  Dr and home and dinner from 3:00 to 5:45. Pretty good huh.

Baked Potato Soup
6 bacon strips diced
2 small onions chopped
2 stalks celery sliced
6 tblsp cornstarch
2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup  instant potatoes

6 cups chicken broth
4 large baked potatoes peeled
2 cups fat free half and half
shredded cheddar cheese
green onions sliced

In large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tbsp drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion, garlic, and celery in bacon drippings till tender.  Stir in cornstarch, instant potatoes, salt, basil, and pepper. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil: boil and stir 2 minutes. Add potatoes and cream;heat thru but do not boil. Garnish with bacon and cheese and onion. Makes 8 large servings.

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