Saturday, November 26, 2011

Soup and Salad Please!!

Baked Potato Soup

2 potatoes
3 T. Butter
2 C. chopped white onion
2 T. all-purpose flour
4 C. chicken stock
2 C. water
1 1/2 C. instant mashed potato flakes
1 t. salt
3/4 t. pepper
1/2 t. basil
1/8 t. thyme
1 C. half & half
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. bacon cooked and chopped
2 green onions, chopped

Peel and dice potatoes and boil until almost tender. Drain, Meanwhile, cook bacon and chop onions. Melt butter in skillet and saute onion until tender. Mix one cup of water with 2 T. flour. Add this mixture to the butter/onions. Stir to blend well. It should thicken the mixture some.

Put drained potatoes, chicken stock, 1 cup water and onion mixture in crock pot. Add bacon, half & half, pepper, basil, salt, and potato flakes. Stir.

Cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours. Serve with cheddar cheese and bacon on top and green onions if desired.

Cesar Salad Dressing

Romaine lettuce - torn into pieces
Fresh Parmesan Cheese

5 garlic cloves - minced
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
5 drops Tabasco
1 cup oil
1 cup Parmesan cheese
Shake all ingredients together in a jar. Pour over Romaine lettuce and Croutons and then add fresh Parmesan.

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