Everyday Mom's Meals: Continued Resolution

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Continued Resolution

Resolutions. Every new year people all over the world make lists of things they want to do in the next 12 months and vow, this time they will do them. Me? Well, I don't really believe in resolutions. Sure, every year I like to reflect. Like to look back on the past year and find things in my life and about myself I can improve on. Ways I can try each day to be just a little bit better than I was before. But I think making a set list of resolutions is just setting oneself up for failure and to feel guilty when they don't happen.

However, since I began blogging, I have tried to come up with a foodie resolution for EMM. Two years ago, it was at least one new recipe every week. And actually, I continued with that this previous year, even though I made a new goal for 2013. Last year, I decided to go back and "re-blog" many of the recipes I posted here when it was just my mom and husband reading. Share them again, take better (or even first time) photos, and have them be brand new again. Well, for this year, I've decided to take both of my previous foodie resolutions, continue them in 2014, and keep both alive. So, this year, I'm going to stick to at least one new recipe per week (some weeks more!) and still go back through the archives and find those sad, forgotten recipes that deserve to be in the spotlight again.

So, to kick things off right, I've chosen one of our all time favorite soups, and something I shared here for the first time January 21, 2011! Hard to believe almost 3 years ago!

It's the perfect feel good, taste good, absolutely delicious meal at the end of a cold, blustery day! If you've ever had the cheesy potato soup at Bob Evans, this will remind you a lot of it! In fact, that's why this recipe came to be. My husband has loved that soup since back in the day when his wife, then girlfriend, was a waitress there and use to sneak him bowls of it when he would come and visit her!

Put this on in the morning before work, come home and finish it off when you're dog tired, and your family will be so happy you did! And if you're someone who makes resolutions every year, and sticks to them, my hat is off to you. For me, I will just stick to making me a better me than before, and sharing yummy new, and somewhat new recipes!

Crock Pot Cheddar Potato Soup
32 oz. bag frozen diced potatoes
1/2 c. chopped onion

1 medium stalk celery, diced
2 (14 oz.)cans chicken broth
1 c. water
3 TBS flour
1 c. milk
3 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste
Real bacon bits
Chopped Green Onions

In Crock Pot, mix potatoes, onion, celery, broth, salt, pepper and water. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Lightly mash potatoes with fork or potato masher. In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to high. Cover, cook 20-30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish individual servings with bacon and green onions.

Shared on The Country Cook Jan. 10., 2014

1 comment:

Served up with Love said...

Looks yummy, I have been going through some of my old posts and retaking photos...how terrible they were before. Great idea to repost the recipe and make it new again. I have been looking for a different tater soup to try, thanks for a great one.