this soup is too yummy and too simple to not try. your fam will not believe you didn't bring this home from a chic little bistro.
an original recipe by rachelle
4 slices bacon
6 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 jalepeno, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups water
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
heaping 1/2 cup cheddar or pepperjack cheese
1/4 cup cream
(don't waste your time chopping your veggies perfectly. they all get blended up in the end anyway. take liberty to make big ugly dices!)
saute bacon in a stockpot until crisp. add carrots, onion and jalapeno, cook for five minutes. add water, garlic, bouillon, salt and pepper. bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes. process in two batches in blender until smooth. pour back into stockpot and add cheese and cream.
*using 1 jalapeno (even deseeded) makes this too spicy for my 3 year old. i can use about a quarter jalapeno.
*you can sub 1/2 cup half and half or milk for the cream, and increase cheese to 2/3 cup.
Labels: cheap eats, fab main dishes: soups, fake-out take-out, fashionably foodie originals, what's for lunch?