One of the best ways for me to keep us on track and allow me to be available to the kids during the school months, is to have dinner in the crock pot before 9 am. I absolutely love smelling dinner all day long, and who doesn't love that extra little reminder that something did actually get accomplished when the day gets to those hairy, chaotic moments!
This is a favorite, at least amongst a some of us. It is a creamy potato soup. I will give the recipe and show my steps as well. It is very simple and very yummy.
Here is the list of ingredients...
5 lbs russet potatoes-not peeled-and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
1 medium onion(I use about half due to preferences and health reasons)
5 teas minced garlic( it is 10 cloves if using fresh)
64 oz chicken stock or broth (8 cups)
16 oz of cream cheese, softened
cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives
So let's begin...
Soften the cream cheese....
This is the consistency of the potatoes after blending them. I like to keep a bit of texture with the potatoes instead of completely making it smooth. That is all preference though.
This recipes serves eight of us and there is plenty for lunch the next day as well-that makes a happy mama!