Food by Mom via Neal

It's really cold today -- an ideal day for good homemade soup. Now I am unusually fortunate because my husband cooked professionally for many years and soup is one of his favorite things to make. So tonight he made us potato cheese soup. It isn't easy to get him to spell out a recipe but here we go --

4 C water

Potatoes -- 2 C. finely chopped, 3 C chunks

1/2 onion, finely chopped

finely chopped garlic

1/4 pound bacon, chopped

10 oz. sharp cheddar, grated

2 C cream

4 T. butter




pinch of thyme

dash of Worcestershire sauce

Bring water to a boil and add finely chopped potatoes. While potatoes are boiling, saute bacon. When bacon is about half cooked, add onions to pan and cook bacon and onion until bacon is crisp. Pour bacon, onions and fat from pan and remaining chunky potatoes into pot with water and the cooked potatoes. Add salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, paprika. Continue cooking for around 15 minutes or until chunks of potato are soft. Then down heat to simmer. Add cream, cheese, Worcestershire sauce. Simmer until ready to serve.


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