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Rainy Day Potato Soup

It’s been really cold and rainy this week. Just the perfect weather for a nice steaming bowl of potato soup. I know it’s a little off season, but it was so fitting this week that I’m sharing it in case any of you find yourselves in the same situation I was.

I also made some of these rolls to go with them… Just add in some minced garlic and shredded cheese and they pair perfectly. There’s nothing better then curling up on the couch with a book and some warm soup on a cold and rainy day. πŸ™‚

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Rainy Day Potato Soup

  • 6 cups (about 7 medium) white potatoes, cubed*
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or bacon grease)
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup thinly chopped carrots (about 5 medium)
  • 3/4 cup thinly chopped celery stalks (about 6)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 package bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • Cheese to top (optional)
  1. Coat the bottom of a large put with olive oil (or bacon grease). Add the onion and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are slightly translucent.
  2. Add in carrots and celery, stir and cook for another 5ish minutes.
  3. Add garlic and potatoes, and mix until combined.
  4. Cover with water just until the vegetables are covered, cover and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. IfΒ  water level goes below the veggies be sure to add more.
  5. Scoop out about a cup of the soup and blend until smooth. Blend more if you want a thinner soup.
  6. Add blended mix back into the pot along with a cup of whipping cream.
  7. Cook uncovered over medium heat, stirring occasionally for another hour or until the veggies are soft enough to enjoy and soup is reduced to desired thickness.
  8. Mix in the bacon and top with cheese.
  9. Enjoy!

*Tip: Soak your cubed potatoes in water while you chop the other vegetables. This can be a helpful step because it lets the potatoes release some of their starch resulting in a creamier soup. Just remember to drain them before adding them in. It works for fluffier mashed potatoes too (sometimes I soak mine for a few hours).

Do you have any favorite soups or rainy day treats?

I’m sharing this soup with my friends at Fiesta Friday, co-hosted this week byΒ Kaila @ GF Life 24/7 and Laurena @ Life Diet Health. Come join the party!


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Breakfast Bowls

I don’t know about you, but here we love breakfast for dinner! Sunday is our designated day for it and we tend to go all out, but one of our favorites whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, is breakfast bowls.

It started after having something similar in a restaurant. We don’t go out to eat very often, and it can tend to be pretty expensive, so from there I decided to try it on my own.

We love the results! Beautiful fluffy eggs on a bed of fried potatoes and ham. Yum!

Breakfast

Breakfast Bowls

  • 3-4 medium sized white potatoes, sliced in thin disks
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, to taste (I probably use about 1/4-1/2 tsp each, maybe a little more salt, though I go by taste not measurement)
  • 3-7 slices deli ham, sliced in squares (optional)
  • 1/2 pack bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 4 eggs, scrambled
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  1. Melt butter in large pan. Add the sliced potatoes and onions.
  2. Cook over meduim heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are slightly softened.
  3. Add spices and cook until potatoes are browned and soft.
  4. Add the meat and keep over low heat.
  5. Scramble the eggs.
  6. Assemble in layers, meat and potatoes, egg, and cheese to top it off.
  7. Enjoy!

 

What’s your favorite breakfast for dinner?


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Have a wonderful day!

Bacon Brown Sugar Cheesecake

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I have a bacon brown sugar cheesecake to share with you. I know it sounds a bit weird, but it’s actually pretty good. If the meat in dessert is too strange, just omit the bacon for a brown sugar cinnamon cheesecake.

I will also warn that my husband and I like cinnamon, so it may be a bit strong. If you like a more delicate cinnamon flavor, then add a little less than what I have here.

(If you just want the recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

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The lovely crumbled bacon.
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Our crust all mixed and ready.
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It’s starting to come together.
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Add the bacon.
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All mixed in. Just look at that texture!
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Ready for the oven.
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Fresh baked. For once we’re baking the bacon! (Still not sure about cooking the cookies…)
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All dressed up and ready to enjoy.

bacon brown sugar cheesecake recipe card

I’m sharing this with my friends over at Fiesta Friday. Maybe I’ll see you there! And we can always connect on Facebook. Have a happy one!