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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Potato Soup..........

I have been looking through Pinterest for recipes. Remember no beef or pork for us now. So what to do with chicken and veggies. Well. I did find some great looking ideas for Chinese dishes to use with chicken. Today I decided I would try a Potato soup recipe that looked good.
The recipe can be found here
I printed that out and followed the instructions. I did not have any celary. I didn't have Cajun seasoning so used "Blackened" seasoning because it had the same ingredients in it. I was about to make my own but it would have made a jar full and I don't use it usually so.........went with the blackened seasoning.
These are the ingredients
6 slices Thin Bacon, Cut Into 1-inch Pieces
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
3 whole Carrots, Scrubbed Clean And Diced
3 stalks Celery, Diced
6 whole Small Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Diced
8 cups Low Sodium Chicken Or Vegetable Broth
3 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste
Black Pepper To Taste
1/2 teaspoon Cajun Spice Mix
1 teaspoon Minced Fresh Parsley
1 cup Grated Cheese Of Your Choice
Well as I can not have pork, I for the first time tried turkey bacon. It sounds horrible but was not that bad. I put it in the food processor and it now looks like Bacon bits that you buy in a jar. I froze what I didn't use. Now if it were regular bacon I would have cut it in chunks and loved that but, this gave it a good taste.
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It really did not taste as bad as I thought it would. I would not want to eat it for bacon/breakfast but that will go good in scrambled eggs in the mornings.
So having cut up (diced) the veggies and followed instructions it came out looking like this.
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Pretty good so far. I added a little more salt and seasoning and I think it tasted rather good. So I then let it simmer and made my Tortilla chips.
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Those are very easy. You cut up a bunch of wraps (I didn't have corn) and brush them lightly with olive oil and dust with sea salt. Bake at 350 till golden, about 10 to 12 minutes or more. My friend Donna does this with Pita pockets and I love those. I think next time I will use regular salt. Otherwise they are really good.
They went well with the soup.
I topped the soup with the bacon bits and grated cheese with the Tortillas on the side.
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It was very good and I will make that one again.
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I do love a good soup or stew in the winter months.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I love soup or stew at this time of the year too! Thanks Janice!


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