Like us and everybody we know, you’re probably spending most of your day cocooning, staying inside and venturing out only when necessary or just for a breath of fresh air.
Since we’re NOT hoarding and just trying to buy our groceries on a week to week basis, today I (Johnnie) went to the grocery store.
It was a pleasant surprise to find an abundance of fresh squeezed orange juice and equally surprising to find there are no potatoes or onions in the produce dept.😒 BUT … there are tons of packages of “Simply Potatoes” which are the base for a fantastic loaded potato soup.
If you want to give it a try:
A 20 oz bag of Simply Potato hashbrowns or chunks with onion.
Toss either or both into a soup pot. Add a box of chicken broth or 2 cans depending on the number of bags of potatoes.
Since onion wasn’t available I’m using dried onion flakes-a palm full. Add crushed garlic if you like.
Bring to a simmer and add a small pkg of cream cheese (in chunks) and a cup of grated cheddar (more if you want cheese potato soup).
Stir til cheeses melt.
Add a cup of milk (1/2&1/2 which was not available) or a small can of evaporated milk. Pour slowly so you can stop when the soup is thinned to your taste.
I use a potato masher and mash the combo until I get the soups consistency thick but not too thick.
I crumble up 3-4 slices of cooked bacon and stir in the soup.
When its served you can add more cheese, sour cream & more bacon ala loaded baked potato!
No it is not low cal, but it IS a meal in a bowl!