Thursday, January 31, 2013

What's for dinner tonight?

Well, it was dinner Sunday night. And again tonight,

{I heart leftovers on the nights when O has a late class!}

Loaded Potato Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
5 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 box chicken stock
1 cup of half and half (you can do milk instead!)
Toppings: Crumbled Bacon, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream and Green Onion

Heat the olive oil and butter in a dutch oven {or other gigantic pot}.  Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes, until translucent, and then add in garlic.  Cook for an additional minute.  Throw in your peeled, cubed potatoes and add enough chicken stock to cover everything.  Mine took the whole box.   Bring to a boil and cover until potatoes are fork-able {approx. 20 minutes}.  Add in half and half, stir.  If you like your soup ridiculously chunky, like O, your soup is complete.  I like mine medium chunky, so I used my immersion blender to smooth some of the soup out.  You can also hand mash with a fork or the back of a wooden spoon.

We topped ours with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions and a dollop of sour cream!  I love toppings on soup, can't you tell?!

This made A TON of soup for just the two of us! It was lunch the next day and dinner tonight.

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