There is probably nothing better on these cold miserable days- and it has been cold and miserable here--than soup. It is 18 degrees F. this morning and I woke up thinking, "We're having soup today". I made turkey soup just recently, I made lamb soup from the leftovers of the leg of lamb. Both were great but we needed something different today. There was a pound of bacon in the frig that we didn't get to eat this weekend and I still have plenty of potatoes so potato soup it was.
I cooked up the bacon an put most of it in the crockpot (yeah, so I saved some for my breakfast) with 4 quarts of my canned potatoes, one onion cut up, some milk, a little butter and some salt and pepper. (The above picture is of it uncooked as I have just started it.). It is going to cook all day and I doubt it will have to be thickened. By the time we are ready to eat, we'll just sprinkle a little shredded cheese on it and eat.