Another Snow Day & A Fave Soup Recipe

Another snow day for mama!  This weather is crazy!  I'd say we got another 8 inches of snow!  The main difference between this and last week's storm?  Today's snow is wet and heavy.  It's weighing heavily on the tree branches and power lines.  Who thinks I'll get another day off tomorrow??  Part of me thinks (and hopes) yes.  The other part of me knows most of the snow has moved out of our area.  Bummer.  But...our street still has not been plowed.  So there's hope.  Only time will tell I guess...

Here are some photos of Snowpocalypse Round 2!

Snowman jammies on this snowy dad

It's a winter wonderland out there!

Good excuse to put Kinnick's coat on him!

So far today, we've whipped up some cookies, pureed some apple carrot combo, and now our dinner is simmering in the crockpot.  Tomato basil parmesan soup.  A new recipe courtesy of Pinterest - the third Pinterest-inspired meal this week! 

The cold, snowy weather is perfect weather for soup!  So, I thought I'd share a few of my fave soup recipes throughout the course of this week.

First up: Bennigan's Baked Potato Soup

One of my favorite restaurants in Iowa was Bennigan's.  They have the best chicken strips, the best garlic mashed potatoes, the best fried chicken salad, and the best baked potato soup!  In college, I came across this copycat recipe and it's been of my favorite winter recipes ever since!

Bennigan's Baked Potato Soup

2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
7 cups milk
5 large potatoes, baked, cooled, peeled, and cubed
Green onions, sliced
Bacon pieces (I cheat and use the Oscar Mayer real bacon pieces)
1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1.  In large pan, melt butter.
2.  Stir in flour; heat and stir until smooth.
3.  Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thick. (This is the only tedious part.  You really do have to stir constantly so the milk doesn't curdle or get grainy.)
4.  Add baked & cubed potatoes and sliced green onions.
5.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
6.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
7.  Add remaining ingredients, stir until cheese is melted. 
8.  Top with additional bacon pieces, green onion, and more cheese!

And here are a few more pictures of our Sunday afternoon in the snow!  Brantley is so unamused.

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