The musings of ME:
SAH mother of 3 kids, spouse of a doctor-in-residency, caretaker and teacher of random children.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mmm...Fall Dinners

One of the best things about Fall is the food! Here is one of our family's favorites. We had it for dinner tonight - "Charleston's" Baked Potato Soup & "Red Lobster" Cheesy Biscuits!

Baked Potato Soup
1 1/2 cans of chicken broth
1/2 cup of water
1 TBSP minced onion
5 TBSP butter, melted
5 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups half and half
1/8 tsp oregano
4 cups cubed potatoes with or without skin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp parsley
In a large pan, mix broth, water, oregano and parsley. Bring to a boil then simmer 5 minutes and add melted butter. Stir in flour slowly. Add salt and pepper. Add half and half.

Cook until bubbly. Add potatoes. Cook until done over low to medium heat, and stir occasionally. If you cook too fast, the soup will burn before the potatoes are done. Garnish with chopped onion, crisp cooked bacon and grated cheese.

Cheesy Biscuits
2 cups Bisquick
3/4 cup buttermilk (or the milk/vinegar substitute, but it isn't as good)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 TBSP of butter
1/4 tsp garlic powder (I prefer using garlic salt because the powder flavor is too strong for me)
1/4 tsp dried parsley, crushed fine

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine Bisquick, milk, and cheese in a medium bowl. Mix by hand until well combined. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions (about 3 TBSP each) and spoon onto a lightly greased or nonstick cookie sheet. Flatten each biscuit a bit with your fingers.

Bake for 18-20 min or until the tops of the biscuits begin to brown. In a small bowl, combine the butter with the garlic powder. Heat this mixture for 30 seconds in the microwave, then brush a light coating over the top of each biscuit immediately after removing them from the oven. Sprinkle a dash of parsley over the top of each biscuit.

Great for eating while cheering on your favorite football team! ENJOY!! ;)


Kirsten said...

YUMMY! I copied this one so maybe after my diet we'll give it a try. the funny thing is.... I seem to remember a post very similar, if not the exact same to this one, LAST FALL! lol! clearly it's a family fav :)

nikko said...

Mmm. Looks yummy!

I have a good life said...

Yum. Sounds great! I can't wait to try them. I will even buy the actual buttermilk! :)