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Thoughts From A Diva

Random images and thoughts from a misplaced Minnesota Diva trying to survive in Wisconsin.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

So today is the beginning of a new year, a new month, a new chance to do things right.

My resolution for the year is to try and post every day.

I am off to work. Everyone have a great day!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Baked Potato Soup Recipe | Two Peas and Their Pod

Baked Potato Soup Recipe | Two Peas and Their Pod: "Baked Potato Soup

Adapted from Cooking Light

4 large baking potatoes (or use leftover baked potatoes)
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups 2% milk
3/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions


Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Green Onions, chopped
Bacon, cooked and crumbled

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake for one hour or until potatoes are tender. Let the potatoes cool. Peel potatoes and coarsely mash them in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. In a large soup pot, add the flour. Gradually whisk in the milk, whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thick, about 8 minutes. Add mashed potatoes, cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese melts.

3. Add in sour cream and green onions. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, do not boil the soup. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with toppings. Serve warm.

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