Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Delicious food and lots of fun

The kids spent a lovely fall day searching for acorns, and mama cooked and baked.

Baked Potato Soup
One of our fall favorites

4 Large baked potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk
2 tsp. salt
4 green onions, chopped and divided
12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled, divided
1 1/4 cups cheese, grated, divided
1 8oz. carton sour cream

Cut potatoes in half, scoop out pulp, set aside. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 min., stirring constantly. Add milk. Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. This takes a long time.
Add potato pulp, salt, 2 tbsp. green onions, 1/2 cup bacon, 1 cup cheese. Cook until cheese is melted and soup is heated. Stir in sour cream. Serve with remaining green onions, bacon and cheese on top.

I always serve this with homemade crusty french bread! It is delicious hot out of the oven, dipping in the soup.

Very filling meal, very delicious.

For dessert I made chocolate chip cake bars. We definitely didn't need them, we were so stuffed from the soup!

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup water
2 cups chocolate chips, divided
1 tbsp. shortening

Combine first five ingredients, beat for 2 min. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Spread in greased 13 by 9 casserole dish. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. Cool. Melt shortening with remaining chocolate chips, drizzle over top.

These bars disappeared very quickly!


Miss Jocelyn said...

Aw how fun! And aw those photos look good enough to eat! LOL Yummyy!!

Thank you for your comment today, btw!

Amanda said...

Ooooh! Those recipes sound great! Don't you just love beautiful fall days?