For Cook the Book Fridays, we are continuing to make anything from the book that we can find ingredients. I have taken this month to play catch-up with recipes previously done. For this week’s selection I handed my husband the list and asked him to pick a recipe, he chose this potato chowder with bacon. I agree with Dorie’s description of this soup, allium chowder, because of these ingredients; leek, onion, shallot, and garlic. The soup is rounded out with chicken broth and potato. I took Dorie’s suggestion to mash some of the potatoes to thicken the soup a bit. I added the optional ingredients of bacon, heavy cream and topped with a bit of scallions. This soup came together easy and was enjoyed by me and my husband.
On a personal note, today is my birthday yea! But I am also home in isolation, day 6, because the virus descended on my facility boo. I don’t mind staying home per se, I am doing quite a bit of cooking, baking and reading but the not being able to go outside for a walk is the hard part. Before this I was getting in my 10,000 steps a day, it kept me sane in these uncertain times, but this is a minor inconvenience compared to having the virus. I know I am not alone in this adventure, if you have any advice for me let me know! Otherwise I will be baking myself a cake today and counting my blessings. Happy Friday everyone.