Liquid Diet

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

So, The Husband is on a liquid diet for 3 weeks following his surgery. You would think that would be easy, but not so much. Liquid, high in protein, high in fiber, low in sugar, and not monotonous. Wow, this is going to stretch my creative genius.

Yogurt. Yogurt Smoothies. Chicken Broth. Tomato Soup. More Chicken Broth. More Tomato Soup. Jello!

So, last night, feeling sorry for the guy, I actually made soup for dinner for the family, so he could eat the same meal as us. Except for the fact that his got pureed in the blender. Regardless, this soup was Wonderful! It went together very fast, and I had all the ingredients on hand. Of course, the ingredients were cheese, bacon, potatoes, sour cream and milk. The oldest brat even commented that we've been eating a lot of bacon lately. Hmmmm, bacon smoothies anyone?



12 slices bacon
2/3 cup margarine (I used 1 stick margarine and the rest bacon fat) :)
2/3 cup AP flour
7 cups milk
4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper


Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain, crumble and set aside.

In a stock pot or Dutch oven (thanks Mom!), melt the margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
If not on a liquid diet, serve with crusty bread!

Please, feel free to share your favorite liquid recipes. And no, margaritas don't count!




mom said...

That does sound good. I'll have to try it.


Bonnie said...

I'll try and send a comment once again..All your recipes sound great and I will try most of them. Keep up the good work. Bonnie

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