Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Cream of Celery Soup with Bacon 

4 strips bacon
1 tablespoon butter
5 cups (loosely packed) chopped celery, stalks and tops 
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme 
1 medium baking potato, peeled and cubed
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
2 cups whole milk
salt and pepper

Lay the bacon in the bottom of a large stock pot or dutch oven. Cook over low heat for about 15 or 20 minutes, until crisp (cooking time will depend on how thick your bacon is). Remove and set aside on paper towels.
Add butter to the pot, increase the heat slightly, and add celery, onion, garlic, and thyme. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes.
Add the potato, stock, and milk to the pot and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the milk from forming a film, until potato is very soft.

Purée the soup with an immersion blender or by transferring it to a food processor or blender. Season to taste with salt (we added at least 2 or 3 more teaspoons) and pepper (about 1 teaspoon). Serve with cooked bacon crumbled on top.
makes 7 cups



Theresa said...

Girl, where have you been? Looks like a really yummy recipe! Hope all is well with you and your family! HUGS!

Think Loveliness said...

Sounds and looks wonderful! Will definitely have to try this out this fall! God bless~

Jan said...

Great to see such a delicious recipe with bacon and celery.
Love and Blessings,

Camille said...

Yummy...I *love* cream soups. And, homemade is always best. How have you been doing? May the Lord bless you, Barbara. Blessings, Camille

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Hello Ms. Barbara,
Just a little note to let you know I miss your posts. I pray you and your husband are well. I hope your autumn weather is pleasant.
Looking forward to your return.

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Hello Mrs. Barbara,

Just checking back in to copy down this recipe. Our weather has turned bitterly cold and we are ready for new soup recipes.

Hope you are able to post again soon. We all miss you,

Barbara said...

I have really got to start blogging again, I sure miss all my blogger friends, all is good here just always so busy it seems, but I am gonna make time for this.. Hugs to all