Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Ah, Comfort Food - Bacon Cheddar Potato Chowder & Beer Bread
You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get? Ah, Comfort Food!
My oldest daughter requests this about once a week.. I think she would eat it every day if she could!
Bacon Cheddar Potato Chowder
6 cups milk
2 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of potato soup
4 cups frozen Southern-style hash browns
2 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 package Real Bacon Bits
Mix milk and soup in large saucepan.
Stir in hash browns.
Bring to boil on high heat, stirring occasionally; simmer on medium-low 10 min., stirring frequently.
Add bacon bits & cheese - stir until cheese is melted.
This is perfect with some Crusty Bread (we love beer bread) and you can make it without a mix!
3 cups flour (sifted - yes you need to sift it)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can beer
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients and beer.
Grease Loaf Pan and pour in batter (it may be lumpy)
Pour melted butter over mixture.
Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.
Beer Bread makes a great sandwich the next day too! I love to fill it with some Farmers Cheese (if you didn't know Farmers Cheese is VERY low in lactose so if you suffer from lactose intolerance it's perfect!) and smoked turkey lunch meat. I butter the bread & grill it up like a grilled cheese and dip it into some soup - YUMMY!