My brother Tommy and his wife hosted Thanksgiving on the weekend and as a 'thank you for coming' I got 50 lbs of potatoes!  And not just any potatoes.  These were farmer fresh (picked earlier that day) and grown by Tom himself.  I am a lucky girl.

Now all I have to do is find a way to get through all 50 lbs!!  We already used some for the turkey dinner I made on Monday night, and we are having home made french fries tonight.  Good thing I like potatoes and there are so many ways to prepare them.

What is your favourite way to eat potatoes?

Posted by Jen B On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2 comments


  1. oooh... baked potato soup! It's like a big bowl of love :)

    I know you haven't asked for it, but I'll give you my recipe anyway :)

    (Serves 4)

    2 med. baked potatoes, peeled &cubed
    1 med. sweet onion, chopped
    1-2 cloves garlic, minced
    a little bit of olive oil
    3-6 (I tend to use 6 :) strips of crispy bacon, crumbled
    3 tbsp. flour
    1 tsp. basil
    1 tsp. (or less) salt
    1 cup chicken stock/broth
    1/2 tsp (or more) pepper
    1/2 cup half and half cream
    1/2 cup milk

    sautee the onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil. When they're translucent, add the flour, salt, pepper and basil. Stir well. Gradually add the broth. Stir and bring to a boil. Take down to a simmer and add potatoes, cream and bacon. Heat through, but don't boil. I puree it with a hand blender at this point, but you don't really need to. Garnish with cheddar if you like. :)

    The original recipe said to sautee in the bacon grease instead of olive oil and use a whole cup of half and half, but I found that really heavy - you could probably use all milk, but it won't be as thick.

  2. Buddy! That sounds great!! I am definitely going to make it!! Thank you for sharing. I need to get one of those hand held blenders - I think they make all different types of soup easier.


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