I did some research on an old cookbook that I own and stumbled across some interesting articles about US presidents of the past. I recall viewing a news clip about Walter Scheib the executive chef at the White House during the Clinton and Bush administrations. He had been discussing what types of food he served the first families and he mentioned the women were more adventurous than the men were and the women preferred to eat healthy. Chelsea decided to go vegetarian in her senior year of high school and I got the impression it threw off the chef's menu a bit. I had to chuckle because Walter Scheib said Hillary was in a bad mood one day and asked him to make her some fajitas.  She said: "Sometimes good is better than nutritional."

I am taking advantage of the holidays to give you a "good" loaded potato soup recipe that I dreamed up! I was happy the first time around it was perfect, well  . . . maybe not so perfect, I made it from gold potato's and I was not happy with the color or texture, so I used russet this time and blended the potato's. You can have them simple or loaded, either way is very good. Let's get started! 

Step 1: Ingredients

You might feel a little less guilty if you make the sour cream and chicken stock from scratch, reducing the bad ingredients that aren't good for you. Besides, the homemade recipes are worth the extra calories! Here are a couple of good recipes: http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Broth/

4 Cups homemade chicken stock or organic chicken stock
4 Large russet potato's (chopped)
1 Chopped yellow onion
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese 
1/2 Cup shredded Parmesan cheese 
2 Green onions for garnish
7-8 Thick slices cooked crisp,  crumbled bacon
1 Cup cream
1 Cup sour cream 
3 Sprigs fresh Thyme
2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons ground pepper corn
3 Minced garlic cloves 
2 Tablespoons flour
1 T bacon grease
2 T Butter
Squash used for decorative bowl optional
1 Tablespoon Olive oil if using the squash bowl optional
Recipe yields 10 cups

mixing bowls, spoons, large sauce pan , skillet, knifes, ladle, cutting board, colander,thongs, whisk,measuring cups/spoons, mixer or food processor, and cheese grater.

Nothing better than a hot bowl of potato soup on a cold day.
Hello onrust! Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what your cooking up! I hope the New Year brings joy to your neck of the woods! <br>sunshiine
Looks yummy! Love the presentation! And sometimes the good outweighs the guilty ingredients, especially if you enjoy it so much!
Oh my this soup was so good. It is now my favorite soup recipe. Super comfort food! Thanks for commenting! Have a great day! <br>Sunshiine
Looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing! :-)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day shines! <br>sunshiine

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