1 24 oz bag of Klondike Fingerling Medley potatoes
32 oz of vegetable broth
8 oz heavy cream
2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp pepper
3 pieces of cooked, crumbled pepper bacon
a dash of onion powder
Put your bacon in a cold oven and set to bake at 400 degrees for about 15-17 minutes. While your bacon is cooking – wash, peel, and cut potatoes into small pieces. Place potatoes in a large pot with the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add a dash of onion powder. Reduce heat and cover for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Blend 3/4 of the potatoes and broth mixture in a blender in small batches and return to the pot. Add in the heavy cream, cheese, crumbled bacon, and pepper. Stir and allow cheese to melt completely over low heat.
*Yes, peeling the tiny individual potatoes is truly a pain in the you know what. You can use regular potatoes if you wish, but I think the medley made the soup extra delicious! The pepper bacon that came from our grocery store’s meat deli also gave this some extra oomph. Regular bacon would do the trick – but it wouldn’t be nearly as yummy! After Nate and I realized that the price comparison is almost nothing between regular ol’ packaged bacon and our deli’s specialty bacon – there’s been no going back! And we’ve been eating way too much bacon as a result. Also, you can leave out the onion powder but it passed Nate’s taste test – meaning it adds just the right flavor without showing up on the onion hater’s radar. Miracles happen.
**I like to add chopped green onions to mine because I love onions!
I’m giving into my night owl tendencies
tonight this morning. It’s 2AM. The past week was – exhausting – physically, mentally, emotionally. It was pure crazy. Friday was the strangest day I’ve had in a long time. I literally felt blindsided by every single thing that happened. Ah! But it’s over now and I’ve been enjoying the freedom of Saturday. The freedom to sleep in later than I meant to, head to the gym, and accidentally show up right on time for Zumba! Y’all – I hadn’t been to Zumba in so long and I had a freaking blast! I used to look forward to going every week but the classes started getting really full and sometimes a different instructor would teach the class. I only really enjoy going if my favorite instructor is there (which I think he is most every Saturday now) and if there is actually room to MOVE. I only have the mental capacity to think about the actual Zumba-ing part so trying to make sure I’m not about to knock someone over at the same time is too much for me. Ha! Today’s class just fell into place and now I can’t wait to start going again!