100% Food Storage: Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Soup


Had absolutely NO idea what I was going to make for dinner.  As I stood in the kitchen thinking, I decided something to go with the fresh loaf of 'daily bread' I made this morning. 

Soup.  A hearty, thick, creamy soup.

Busy with The Littles, and not sure what kind of soup I'd make, I started with the basics.  Dehydrated celery in a pan with some water.  Heat it.  Onions.  I had 1/3 of an onion in the fridge to use up (I bought onions in October or November and still have 2 or 3 left).  1/3 was not enough so I added about 2 teaspoons dried, minced onion.  Let that come just to boiling, turned off the heat and left them while I finished doing...  all the things.

Back in the kitchen later.  What next.  What kind of soup do I want to make?

I have celery and onions cooked and tender now.  Opened freezer.  Mushrooms!  I had sliced and food sealed mushrooms last Fall.  Grabbed one.  Added it (frozen) to the celery and onions mixture, and put it on simmer.

Back to... all the things with the 3 and 1 year olds.

Ok.  Back to the kitchen.  Soup. 

I have a small pan with with celery, onions and mushrooms in about an inch of liquid.

Another pan on the stove... scoop in a few tablespoons of flour.  Added a few tablespoons of butter. 
Heat the rue and whisk.

Grabbed a 1 1/2 pint jar, filled it with 1/3 whole milk powder and filled the rest to the top with cold water.  Shake shake shake.  Added to the flour/butter rue.

Got out the heavy cream powder.  1/2 the jar with heavy cream powder, the rest to the top with cold water. Shake shake shake.

Added to the pan.  Whisked until it came to a bubbling boil.  Reduced heat.  Added 1 T chicken bouillon base and 1 1/2 cups water. Whisk.

Cheese drawer.

3/4 of an 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
3 oz. cheddar, cubed
6 slices American Cheese

Whisking and stirring until it's melted.  Add in the celery/onion/mushrooms.

Ok now we have a thick, creamy mushroom and cheese soup...  it needs... bacon!

Into the freezer and grabbed the bag of crumbled real bacon bits (the sam's club bag which I have 2 more in the freezer - woohoo!).

And... heat through.  Serve!



Milk powder
Heavy Cream powder
Chicken bouillon base
Salt and Pepper
Crumbled real bacon
Cream Cheese
American Cheese
Cheddar Cheese

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