Although we’re only 9 days into December, almost our whole family (my husband, four kids, and I) have already been sick this holiday season. So far we’ve suffered through colds, really bad coughs, the flu, the stomach flu, and sore throats. Ugh. When my family gets sick, I make them relax in their bed or on the couch, have them sleep, and then they can watch a movie. I give them a box of Kleenex tissues for those runny or stuffed up noses, and then make them a nice, simple warm meal that will make them feel better.
One of my favorite foods to eat when I have a cough or cold is a nice warm bowl of potato soup. It warms me up from the inside out, and makes me feel all warm and cozy inside 😉 Chicken noodle is great for the job, too, but sometimes you need to mix things up a bit!
I recently bought a four pack of Kleenex boxes while shopping at Target, and fell in love with the cute new holiday boxes they have that look like they are wrapped like presents. Hey, if you have to be sick, you might as well do it in style, right? There’s also a $1 coupon that you can print HERE and use when you buy a 4-pack or larger of Kleenexes, which make these a great deal.
This potato soup recipe, like any recipe, is totally adaptable to your taste. I use bacon in this recipe, but you can also substitute turkey bacon, or simply omit the bacon. I used evaporated milk, but if you want to use heavy cream or half and half to make the coup richer, then go for it! Like your soup cheesy? Add cheese at the end! (My son won’t go near anything with cheese in it, so I leave it out). I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Delicious Potato Soup:
- 1/2 lb. bacon, chopped into small pieces (I just used half the package of bacon)
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 large potatoes, chopped into small cubes
- 4 Tbsp. flour
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- salt and pepper
- 3 cans chicken broth (6 cups broth total)
- 1 can evaporated milk
- Toppings: (Optional) chives, sour cream or Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon
Don’t forget to print out your coupon for $1 off a multi pack of Kleenexes at Target. Then you’ll be all ready to brave the colds, coughs, and every other sickness that this time of year is sure to bring!