Re: What's For Dinner?My boyfriend makes the best tacos! He uses ground turkey, cheats a little with an old el paso seasoning packet, and we put black beans in them that he cooks in salsa. So cheap and so much better than Taco Hell.
I seriously love to cook, and one of my favorite things is my potato cheese soup. It's easy, not too expensive, and tastes great. It's just really fattening, so if you're a weight watcher you'd probably only make this once a year!!
2-3 medium/large sized potatoes (how much you use depends on how much you really like yer taters!!), peeled, cut into bite size pieces, and boiled
1/2 c butter
1 med onion, chopped
1/2 c flour
2 c milk
2 c grated cheddar (i use kraft classic melts 4 cheese, and i use the whoooole bag...i love cheese)
2 cans chicken broth
salt & pepper to taste
velveeta cheese (about 6-8 oz, whatever you wanna throw in there really)
Get the potatoes boiling before anything else. Cook onions in butter til they're transparent. Stir in flour and cook about 5 minutes. Add milk a little bit at a time, stirring constantly. Stir in the grated cheese til smooth. Slowly blend broth into sauce. Seriously, do this slowly, otherwise you're gonna end up with clumps. Done it before, not so pretty. Add velveeta and stir til melted. Drain potatoes and add to soup. Let simmer about 15 minutes. I usually top a bowl with bacon crumbles.
The original recipe is with broccoli, use 1 bunch, cook til tender, puree 1/2 cup, cut the rest in small pieces, and add to soup. Either way, potatoes or broccoli, it will help thicken the soup a bit. And either way, it is delicious and pretty easy to make. At least it is for me, since I've made it a billion times!