Monday, February 27, 2012

Meal Plan Monday: February 27th, 2012

French Toast

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Chicken Burgers

Rosemary Garlic Chicken Skillet

Honey Marsala Pork (Mike's creation, recipe to come.)

Fish and Chips

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

1 lb bacon, roughly chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
3/4 cup diced celery
4 large Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 medium red potatoes, diced
1/4 c gluten free flour
2 c chicken or vegetable stock
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 c heavy whipping cream

Optional garnishes: chopped chives, bacon bits, sour cream, shredded cheese
In a 6- to 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp.
Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving half for garnish. In bacon fat, cook onions, carrots, and celery until the onions are translucent. Add potatoes and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Whisk in flour and stir constantly over low heat until the flour is cooked and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken stock and half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
Over medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Mash some of the potatoes for thicker, creamier texture. Add whipping cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
Adjust thickness by adding water or stock. Soup should have a creamy consistency.
Season to taste, and garnish with toppings.


  1. Would cornstarch be an okay substitute for gluten free flour?

    1. I would think it would work fine. Your soup will just gel upon refrigeration.