If a recipe was ever made for the slow cooker this is it!
An easy recipe when you are pressed for time and need a home cooked meal waiting for you when you get home. Pairs perfectly with crusty bread and a crisp green salad.
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
- 6 bacon slices
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 pounds baking potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick cubes
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 14.5-ounce cans chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 8 ounces shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese divided
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- fresh chives chopped
Render bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Reduce heat to med-low, add onion to pan; sauté until translucent.
Place potato slices and onion in a slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Combine 1/2 cup water and next 3 ingredients (through pepper); stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
Mash mixture with a potato masher or use a hand blender to make the potatoes smooth. Stir in milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Increase heat to HIGH. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes or until everything is thoroughly heated.
Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle with bacon and chives.
Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.
I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens on subjects ranging from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.
It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most mundane task and make it Magickal!
The Magick Kitchen is about connecting to Divinity through food and the ritual of preparing and sharing food. It is about developing a sacred balance between nourishment, ritual, and spirit. Food has the power to heal, sooth, and bring us together as friends, families, and community.
I am so glad you joined me! Sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!