I recently applied to my dream job at Dishcrawl and landed an interview next week! It’s a job that mixes my love of food with my passion for Marketing. How exciting! I realized that in my cover letter I forgot to mention my favorite thing to cook (and had to blog about it immediately). To answer your question Dishcrawl (not that I think you’ll actually read this… *wink*) I absolutely love making soups! Soups, to me, remind me of home in Wisconsin. You see, I did not come from a family of cooks, but one thing that my Grandma and my Mom did pass down to me is their favorite Polish Chicken Dumpling Soup recipe. Over the years I’ve created all sorts of wacky soup combinations but the family recipe has remained intact… for now.
Anywho, this post isn’t about Chicken soup it’s about Potato soup! This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is one of my latest creations. It was inspired by a recipe I created for my Vegan friend and her boyfriend. They recently hosted a Tator-Tot themed movie night and all of the food that we brought had something to do with tator-tots. I created a Baked Potato/Tator-Tot Pizza for this very occasion. The flavors were so awesome and it has been so cold here lately, this soup was bound to happen!
Continuing with my “Cleanse,” I wanted to use up the frozen ham bone that had been sitting in my freezer since Christmas. The ham bone provided the perfect base for this soup. If you don’t have a ham bone, you can cut up a ham steak and use low-sodium chicken broth for the base instead. Either way, you’ll end up with a creamy, hearty soup that tastes just like you’re eating a loaded baked potato. Yum!
Stay warm out there folks!