I did something strange last night.
I made soup on a hot summer night. Strange it may be, I’m so glad I did it!
Now, I’ve never tasted Hard Rock Cafe’s Baked Potato Soup so I don’t really know how similar this one is to it. I don’t really care…it’s tasted fabulous. That’s really all I need to know.
Hard Rock Cafe’s Baked Potato Soup (serves 6)
Recipe Courtesy Phillis Carey
6 to 8 slices bacon
1 cup diced onions
2/3 cup flour
6 cups hot chicken stock or broth
4 cups baked potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 cups heavy whipping cream
¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
1 ½ tsp. granulated garlic
1 ½ tsp. dried basil
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. Tabasco or other hot sauce
1 ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup diced green onions
Additional chopped bacon, grated cheese and parsley for garnish
1. Cut bacon across into thin strips. Cook bacon in a large pot over medium high heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Add onion to drippings and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add flour, stirring and cooking for 3 to 5 minutes or until it just begins to turn golden.
2. Stir in the hot chicken stock or broth, whisking to prevent lumps, and cook until liquid thickens. Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, cooked bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt, hot pepper sauce and pepper. Simmer slowly for 10 minutes but don’t boil rapidly. Add grated Cheddar cheese and green onions. Heat until cheese melts. Serve topped with more bacon, cheese, and parsley.
This morning’s breakfast was the same as yesterday.
Pineapple Chobani with Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola and mixed berries.
I took the kids to the bus for camp, got my nails done and stopped for lunch at Luna Grill. I had my standard Greek salad with a chicken kabob.
After lunch it was my wax appointment and then I headed home. I will be picking up the kids soon, finish packing for our trip to Los Angeles and baking something for all my nieces and nephews. Just in case you were wondering…there are 17 of them. Yeah.
Do you eat soup all year round?