Like a Bowl of Gravy

Oh, thank goodness humpday is over, right?

Today was crazy. I had so many emails today, plus all the stuff that was backed up from all the computer issues Monday. Busy pretty much sums it up, I guess.

And I got my hair cut! It was driving me crazy, so I definitely needed it today. I’ll have pictures this weekend for sure – I want to see how it is tomorrow after I do it myself. I’m not really talented in hair styling (which is why I don’t do hair) so the basics are all I can do. I like the cut, though, so I think it will be good.

The weather turned out to be so cold today! It was 36 when we were leaving work, and the wind was even colder.

Good thing I had a warm and comforting meal planned for dinner.


Nick said this soup was like “eating a bowl of gravy”.

I have to agree – it was so good and thick and creamy! The perfect meal on a cold winter day.


I had a salad with my soup tonight – just some romaine, carrots, garlic almonds and homemade vinaigrette for some extra green. I did eat my veggies + hummus, but it felt weird not having many fruits or veggies with my lunch. Plus, I knew I would need something else with my soup and this worked out perfectly.


For the main part of dinner, I made some Baked Potato Soup.

I peeled and cubed 3 potatoes and cooked them in the microwave for about 6-7 minutes to soften them up.

While those were cooking, I crisped up 2 slices of bacon. Once those were cooked, I took them out of the pot (leaving the grease in the pot) and let the bacon cool. I added the cubed potatoes to the pot (and grease) and cooked them until they were soft enough to mash.

At that point, I mashed most of the potatoes up – leaving a little of it still chunky – and added a mix of 3 cups of 1% milk and 5-6 Tbsp of flour.

Then I just threw in some salt and a little pepper and let it cook on medium high heat until it thickened up a bit. Right before serving, I added about 1/4 cup of half and half and some crumbled bacon.

Then to serve, we just topped our soup with the rest of the bacon, scallions, and some cheese.


All in all, it was a pretty good day…but I’m happy tomorrow is Thursday :)

I’m about to help Nick cut his hair and then I think I’m going to read a little before bed.


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What’s your favorite soup?

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  1. Yum! I wonder if that would work with sweet potato and tempeh bacon.
    Can’t wait to see this giveaway!

  2. mmm i love baked potato soup. cant wait to see your hair! xo

  3. My favorite soup is black bean from Panera :)

  4. Oooh I love potato soup! And good old tomato is also one of my faves!

  5. Your potato soup looks and sounds wonderful. My mom used to make a great potato soup, and it was my favorite soup growing up. But for some reason I have never made it. I think I have to change that… Right now I like lentil soup, and during tomato season nothing beats cold or warm tomato soup! :)

    Can’t wait to see the haircut! :)

  6. I always need to “play” with my hair after I got it cut (read: run my fingers through it until it’s a greasy mess) I’m sure it looks beautiful! :)

  7. this baked potato soup looks great! soup is such a great cold weather meal for sure, we did harvest veg soup with chicken tonight too – hit the spot :)

    i think my fave soup is the spicy pumpkin soup from world market – i know its partially pre-made but it is just soooooo goooood!!!!

  8. I love potatoe soup and I am really glad that you were able to get your hair cut… that is my favorite time of the month when I get it cut… you should post a picture of the cut!! :)

  9. I love roasted red pepper soup. I like to dip grilled cheese in it.

  10. That soup sounds awesome! I have been craving soup lately. I make a really good garlic tomato one with canelli beans that I adore.

  11. My favorite is a Rachael Ray – Moo Shu Stoup.

  12. Baked potato is definitely one of my favs–my mom makes the best, I need to get/feature the recipe soon :-)

  13. I love potato soup! It’s one of my faves!

  14. That soup looks so comforting. I’ll take split pea any day :)

  15. Potato soup is totally my favorite. I got hungry just by looking at your blog today! YUM!

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