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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun giveaway!

 

What’s your favorite soup?

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15 comments

  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.

    http://eatventures.wordpress.com

  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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