Holiday Cheer – Potato Soup

by Anna on December 17, 2014

When I was growing up, we had oyster stew every Christmas Eve. The only problem was, at that time (and age) my siblings and I didn’t like oyster stew (I love it now).  Eventually, my mother got tired of us complaining about the stew, so she switched to Potato Soup.  It is now a tradition in my family and my daughters expect it every Christmas Eve.  This is a very easy to do soup and is very delicious and i fix it whenever the weather turns cold, as well as serving it on Christmas Eve.

Mom’s Potato Soup


12 strips bacon

2 cups potatoes, cut into small cubed

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup water

2 can cream of chicken soup

2 cans milk

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Cubed American cheese  (I stack slices of American cheese and cube them.)


Fry bacon until crisp, set aside. bacon frying

Add potatoes and onions to bacon fat. Fry for about 5 minutes, stirring often.Potatoes in bacon fat

Add cup of water, cover and cook until almost dry.  Smash-up some of the potatoes.Potatoes in water

Add soup, milk, pepper and salt. Mix well.Add soups

Heat through, but do not boil. Serve with crumpled bacon and cheese.

finished product

Ready to eat!


Why is Christmas like a day at the office? Because you do all the work, and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit.

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