Comfort Food Sunday

Good morning friends

Today starts the first of many “Comfort Food Sundays”. I’m feeling a little under the weather today so I figured that I would post a yummy soup recipe. I mean, honestly, who gets a cold in August? Anywho, enough about me and my sickness. I want all of you to take a seat and clear your minds because this soup is out of this world. Yeah, yeah Panera Bread has potato soup, too, but it’s nothing like this one. Especially since this one isn’t loaded with calories. I call it Light Loaded Potato Soup and it goes a little something like this…

Light Loaded Potato Soup
Yield: 4 servings

  • 4  (6-ounce) red potatoes
  • 2  teaspoons olive oil (lighter flavor)
  • 1/2  cup chopped onion (yellow)
  • 1 1/4  cups lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 3  tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2  cups  1% low-fat milk, divided
  • 1/4  cup  reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 3  bacon slices, halved (turkey bacon)
  • 1/3  cup  shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4  teaspoons thinly sliced green onions
1. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on HIGH 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in half; cool slightly.
2. While potatoes cook, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk in measuring cup; add to pan then add the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often, being careful to not let the milk boil over. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.
3. Arrange bacon on a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel; microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Crumble bacon.
4. Scoop potato into soup and discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup using a potato masher (or a fork).  Ladle soup into four bowls and top with cheese, green onions, and bacon.
AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GET!!!!!!!! Yummmmm…
This recipe is “souper” easy to make. See what I did there? I hope everyone is feeling on top of their game today. And, even if you’re not feeling under the weather like me, this is also good hang-over food. Very base-y. OK, sorry, I didn’t mean to remind you of last night. Enjoy this recipe, let me know what you think of it and HAPPY KITCHENING!
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Kickoff day!

With football season coming up, there is no more perfect a way to start off my blog. This is my first post and I must say you will absolutely DIE eating this next dish! Some call it Buffalo Chicken Dip. I call it CRACK! I’ve never dabbled with drugs, but I’m pretty sure this is the closest thing I’ll ever get to a total high! IT’S THAT GOOD! Trust me…

So without wasting anymore of your time (drumroll please)….HERE’S THE RECIPE

Happy Kitchening and GO DAWGS!

BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • ½ cup hot sauce (Franks Red Hot Sauce Buffalo Style)
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. In a 4-cup baking dish, spread cream cheese evenly over bottom of dish. In a separate bowl mix chicken, sour cream and hot sauce – spread this mixture over cream cheese. Top with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, and/or celery. (In my honest opinion, this is great with thick restaurant style tortilla chips. On the Border brand is great!)

Fun tip: Take pictures of your friends’ reactions to this amazing dip and share them with me! I’ll do the same 😉

OH, and one more thing… for those of you who are watching your figure, go for the fat free or low fat options with the cream cheese and sour cream.

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