Foodie Friday…

So it’s Foodie Friday and I have come up short.  :/

I got up this morning and frantically started flipping through my Recipe Binder and Pinterest board to find a recipe to showcase today.  I came up with nothing.  I want to stick with healthy recipes … afterall it is still January and those healthy resolutions should still be top of mind. 😉

But in all honesty … this is a great reflection of my life from the past few weeks.  If I don’t have a recipe to showcase, then I haven’t been cooking.  See when you have a big birthday like I just had, you end up going out a lot for dinners and such.  Going out means no cooking. 🙂

Business has really picked up thanks to recent PR.  But when business picks up, I don’t get much else done.  I especially don’t have time to write out weekly menus, type out a grocery list, and muster up the energy to grocery hop.  Raymond went to the grocery store 2 weeks ago (thank goodness) but we are now down to the bare bones.  We have eaten out a lot this week.  It is something I hate doing, but will resort to it if I don’t have time for anything else.

So I ask you … any good recipes you would like to share?  🙂  Even pointing me in the direction of your Pinterest Foodie Board would be awesome. 🙂

Until next time…

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7 thoughts on “Foodie Friday…

  1. Potato Soup

    • 4 or 5 baking potatoes, baked, peeled and diced (or 5 or 6 med. Idaho potatoes, diced, cubed and cooked)
    • 8 slices bacon (or pk. of real bacon pieces and use veggie oil (2 TBS.) in place of bacon drippings
    • 1 onion, diced / sautéed
    • 1/2 cup flour – I used all-purpose flour
    • 3 (14.5 oz.) cans chicken broth
    • 2 cups half & half
    • 1 cup shredded cheese (your choice)
    • salt & pepper to taste

    Garnish
    • cheddar cheese
    • Green onions chopped fine
    • Bacon pieces
    • Sour Cream

    How to make it
    ________________________________________
    • cook bacon until crisp
    • Remove and crumble, reserving drippings
    • In a frying pan, Sauté medium onion in bacon drippings until tender or use a little veggie oil (1 TBS.) to sauté (set aside)
    • In Large Pot, stir ½ cup flour with bacon drippings or veggie oil (1 Tbs.) and cook for one minute, stirring constantly over medium heat. Note: If flour looks to dry add a touch more of the drippings or the veggie oil. Should be pasty looking.
    • Slowly add chicken broth; cook, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly
    • Add 2 cups half & half – reduce heat to low to medium heat – you don’t want to scorch the milk – it will leave a thin layer of brunt milk on the pot (not a good thing) – so go lower on the heat instead of higher. Stir to make sure the mixture doesn’t stick.
    • Add your potatoes, cook for 10 minutes
    • Stir in onions, salt, pepper, and ½ cup of cheese and sour cream (optional).
    • Spoon your soup into a bowl
    • Garnish with remaining cheese, bacon, and chopped green onions on top of the soup.

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