Today was a perfect day to stay inside and nurse a cold. It rained off and on today, and I kept my windows wide open to enjoy it.
I rolled the pizza crust very thin. Spray your pan with olive oil spray. Bake in a 450 degree oven with only the sauce on it, for approx. 3 minutes.
Use 1 box Au Gratin Potato mix
2 Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
1 small container 1/2 & 1/2, or cream. I use 1/2 & 1/2 and have even used milk with good results too.
2 cans chicken broth, and about 1 to 1 1/2 cups water.
3-4 cups sharp cheddar cheese
Cube your potatoes, and place in large pot. Add box of Au Gratin potatoes, mix and all. Add your broth and water, and bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook until potatoes are tender. Add your 1/2 & 1/2 and stir in cheese, and continue simmering until thickened and creamy. I also add fresh cracked salt and pepper to taste. Meanwhile, cut up several pieces of bacon, and fry til crisp. Drain and reserve for topping soup. Cut up a few green onions or scallions thinly and top soup with bacon bits and onions. This is a family favorite of ours, and it makes up quickly, but tastes like it was cooked all day!!! Enjoy!
My neighbor left town today and gave me the rest of her wonderful figs. Check back to see how I used those!