It is my birthday today and I could be lounging. Phil would have happily, without complaint, made supper for us tonight but yesterday Michelle made turkey breast and mashed potatoes (and corn) and she used two quarts of the canned potatoes and only about half of them got eaten. Potatoes that I worked hard canning all day do not get left in the frig until they are thrown to the dog! Something had to be done!
Michelle and I have been talking about potato soup since I got the bacon and potatoes anyway and they are a perfect way to use up the potatoes that didn't get canned (I had about 5 lbs left) and the leftover mashed potatoes. It did mean that I had to peel more potatoes and cook bacon, but it will be worth it later.
I peeled all the potatoes that were left, added the mashed potatoes and some milk--had to make up some dry milk since we are out of regular milk , then added a couple tsp. of garlic(in the crock pot). An onion had started growing in my onion basket so I took the green tops from it and cut them up and put them in, salt, pepper and the bacon bits that I cooked.
I couldn't, of course, use all the bacon in the potato soup so Michelle and I will have bacon and eggs for breakfast.