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Amazing Loaded Baked Potato Soup

We have struck gold on this recipe…

(This recipe has been doubled so you can freeze half. Also, if you get the majority of these ingredients from Aldi’s, its a CHEAP meal!)

1 5-lb bag of potatoes

12 Tablespoons of thinly sliced green onions

6 Tablespoons butter or margarine

6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons fresh chives

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

12 cups milk

2 1/2 cups of cheese ( I used 1 wedge of gruyere cheese & a block of sharp cheddar–both of which I HIGHLY recommend…it provides a tangy, smokey flava’ flav.)

1 package of bacon

Preheat oven to 425. Scrub potatoes thoroughly with a brush; pat dry with paper towels. Prick with a fork. Bake for 40-60 minutes or until tender. Let cool. Cut potoatoes in half lengthwise; gently scoop pulp from each potatoe. Break up any large pieces. Discard skin (or add some if you like the skin.)

In a large saucepan, cook 6 Tablespoons of the green onions in hot butter until tender; stir in flour, chives, salt and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir for 12-15 minutes es or until thickened and bubbly. Add potato pulp and half the cheese; stir until cheese melts.

Make bacon as instructed.

Top each with remaining cheese, green onions and bacon. Enjoy!

If you’re like me and HATE your big soup kettle taking up the entire fridge, try this little handy-dandy trick of putting remaining soup in a pitcher.

Oreo Truffles

In the mood for a yummy caloric weekend splurge? OREO TRUFFLES is my new fave dessert to take to showers/have around the house to enjoy.

Not to mention it’s a 3 ingredient, 5 step recipe that you CAN’T botch.

1. Oreos–I used the “low-fat” generic kind…

2. Cream Cheese-I used the “low fat” generic kind! Seeing a pattern here.

3. Baker’s Chocolate-Don’t go generic here! I loved using white and semi-sweet chocolate!

Step 1- crush the cookies.

Step 2-add the cream cheese

Step 3-roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls

Step 4-if time allows you should probably chill the balls, but we didn’t have time to spare as the shower was that evening.

I will say, having an extra set of hands to help speed up the process is the way to go! Thank you Jill! You did a great job quoting from memory the 4 Spiritual Laws as we worked :) You’ll make a great missionary in Argentina!!!!!

Step 5-melt the chocolate and using a spoon dunk the balls into the chocolate. Set out on wax paper. Let them cool/harden.

Step 6- Pop into your mouth and enjoy!!!

This recipe yields about 40 truffles. I doubled the recipe and am freezing the other half for another shower next weekend! Still curious what everyone’s doing this weekend. Leave me a comment if you’d like to share!