Baked Potato Soup

When it's hovering around fifteen degrees outside, there's nothing better than a warm bowl of soup for dinner.

Baked Potato Soup

5 large potatoes
1/4 cup butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1/3 cup flour
1 quart half-and-half
3 cups milk 
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 bacon slices, crumbled 

1. Bake the potatoes in a 350 degree oven for one hour.
2. Melt butter in a large pot and saute onion until tender. Add flour, stirring until smooth. 
3. Stir in the potatoes, half-and-half, milk, salt and pepper. Cook over low until thoroughly heated.
4. Top each serving with cheese and bacon. Makes eight servings.

We enjoyed our soup with green beans and delicious garlic-cheddar biscuits.