Baked Potato Soup

I made this soup tonight and it was so good! I’m posting it to my blog so I don’t loose the recipe.


12 slices bacon
2/3 cup margarine
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
5 cups milk
2 cups chicken broth
4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


Place the bacon in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside. In a stock pot , melt the margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and chicken broth, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese and sour cream. Be sure to save some bacon, cheese and sour cream to place on top of the soup when it is served. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

Falyn past her swim survival test

Today Falyn past her swim survival test. They tossed her into the water with her clothes on. She swam to one side of the pool and then back across to the other side. She did so great! Unfortunately, it took me by surprise when they tossed her in the pool and I didn’t get it on video. I did get her swimming on video during her class though. She swims so well for only being 3!