We are just soup eating people! We love us some soup! Today became the perfect storm of soups. We are snowed in up in Dodge County, WI (12 inches on our back deck). Add to that the fact that we have leftover baked potatoes from last night... PERFECT STORM of soups.
Baked Potato Soup
(Use 2 parts chicken broth to 1 part milk/cream; use milk or cream depending on how healthy you want to be. Today I was feeling pretty health so I used 2 cups 1% milk and 1 cup cream. If you are feeling TRULY decadent, use all cream. You saints out there: use milk... might as well go with skim milk at that.) Warm broth. Add cream/milk. Season with salt and pepper.
Peel the skin off 4 - 6 baked potatoes. Chop potatoes roughly into chunks. Add to soup. Bring to boil. Mash up potatoes a little. Add 4 slices of cooked bacon chunks. Simmer. Adda few handfuls of cheddar. Cook till cheese is melted.
Garnish with sour cream, cheddar, and bacon crumbles.