~ 4 cups diced potatoes
~ 3 cups water
~ 1 1/2 tsp. salt
~ 1/2 tsp. thyme
~ 1/4 tsp. pepper
~ 6 sluices bacon
~ 1 medium onion
~ 2 Tbsp. flour
~ 1 cup milk
*Bring potatoes, water, salt, thyme and pepper to a boil.
*Simmer till potatoes are soft.
*Drain reserving broth.
*Mash half of the potatoes.
*Fry bacon; remove.
*Pour off all but two tbsp. of drippings. ( I place my onions and drippings in the same pot that I am making the soup in. It makes things easier) Cook onion in drippings until tender.
*Stir in flour.
*Gradually stir in reserved broth.
*Stir in mashed potatoes.
*Add bacon and cubed potatoes.
*Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
What a blessing it was to make this meal for my family. It gave my mom an afternoon to do what she wanted, and it gave me time to improve on my skills in the kitchen. :D
Have a wonderfully blessed day! Thanks for stopping by!
*This post had been linked to "Raising Homemakers"