Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sweet Potato and Bacon Soup

by Meghann on September 9, 2012

Make. This. Now.

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Sweet Potato and Bacon Soup

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 16-oz can vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups milk

Start by cooking the bacon in a large pot. Once the bacon is crispy, remove the bacon and discard about 1/2 the bacon grease. Return the pot to high heat and add the onion, sweet potato, and cauliflower. Let everything cook for a few minutes, then pour the vegetable broth, water, and milk on top. Bring to a boil, then to medium heat for 30 minutes. Once the veggies are soft, blend the soup until creamy with a hand blender.

I like to coarsely chop the bacon and add half directly to the soup and same the remaining half as a soup topper (with some ricotta cheese).

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The soup was amazing. I even went back for seconds. It was just the right amount of bacon flavoring, without being too overpowering. Definitely a meal worth repeating!

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Derek approved, too!

Other eats of the day:

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And probably my favorite part of the day… meeting baby Grayson.

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Grayson was born after just 28 weeks in the womb, but don’t let his small size or early arrival fool ya – he’s a fighter! He may be little, but he’s strong and full of feisty personality. His parents (friends of mine and Derek’s) like to joke that he was just tired of everyone on the outside having too much fun without him, so he decided to join the party a little on the early side. With the way he’s going, they’re expecting him to start driving in the next month.

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He truly is a little miracle. Derek and I were lucky enough to visit during “hands-on” time and were able to help change his diaper and hold him for a little bit.

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So tiny, yet so perfect in every way.

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