Kimberly’s Cooking Adventure

My ongoing journey in the kitchen…

Baked Potato Soup

I made the Baked Potato Soup that I found on Cooking Light’s Website.

I wasn’t a huge fan. It needed something. I think part of the problem is that I used skim milk instead of 2%, so it didn’t thicken up as much. I wound up having to add some cornstarch to the soup to get it to thicken up like I wanted it to. It didn’t taste horrible, but definitely lacked something.

Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients
4 baking potatoes (about 2.5 pounds)
2/3 cup all purpose flour
6 cups 2 % reduced fat milk (I used skim milk)
1 cup reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
3/4 cup chopped green onions, divided (I left these out)
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (I used 6 slices of Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve bacon. I crumbeld 3 slices and put into the soup and then crumbled the other 3 and put them on top of the soup.)
Cracked black pepper (Optional)

Preheat oven to 400°.

Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes; coarsely mash.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour in a large Dutch oven; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 8 minutes). Add mashed potatoes, 3/4 cup cheese, salt, and black pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat.

Stir in sour cream and 1/2 cup onions. Cook over low heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated (do not boil). Ladle 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 8 bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 tsp cheese, 1 1/2 tsp onion, and about 1 tbsp bacon. Garnish with cracked pepper, if desired.

Serves 8.
WW points: 6 per serving

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February 11, 2008 Posted by | Cooking Light, Food, Soups | , , , , | 4 Comments

February Recipes

So, I’ve decided to make a list of recipes that I want to try each month and mark them off as I complete them.  I will post pictures and a review of each recipe as well.  I found all of the recipes for February on My Recipes under the Cooking Light search.

My list for February is below.

Triple-Play Cinnamon Rolls

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Hearty Beef and Potato Stew

Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Bacon, Gruyere, and Ham Strata

Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, & Cheese

Baked Potato Soup

Penne & Chicken Tenderloins with Spiced Tomato Sauce

So, that’s my list.  Please let me know what you think and check back soon for recipe reviews!!  I’m going to make the cinnamon rolls tomorrow night.  🙂  I’m really excited to try new recipes each week. 

February 4, 2008 Posted by | Food | , , , | 1 Comment

My First Post!!

ok…so yet again, I’m attempting a blog.  At the beginning of each month, I will make a list of recipes I would like to make for that month.  As I make them, I’ll check off the list and post pictures and reviews.  I am following Weight Watchers, so, for the most part, these recipes will be “waist-friendly”.  😉  I am excited to get started with this and hope you enjoy the ride!

January 31, 2008 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment