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Potato Ham Soup

Good Morning!!! It has been WAY too long since my last post ..... life has a way of eating up Sweet Mornings but I am back and ready to start posting again.

This morning was rainy and cold in North Carolina and my mind wandered away from breakfast food to soup.  I was never a soup eater when I lived in Pennsylvania but now all of a sudden living in the South I find myself craving soup whenever the temperatures dip.  I also had A LOT of ham leftover from last week's family gathering so I made soup, Potato Ham soup.  It was thick and filling and just what I was craving.  And based on my family's reaction it was what they were craving too.  It looked, however like lumpy wallpaper paste.  Wallpaper paste with pink lumps (so there are no pictures) but it tasted good. 

Potato Ham Soup
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4 russet potatoes, baked
2 Tbsp butter
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup flour
4-6 cups milk (add more to get soup to desired consistency)
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
chopped ham

Bake potatoes and allow to cool.
In a large pot melt butter.  Add onions and cook 5-6 minutes or until softened.
Add flour and stir about 30 seconds.  Slowly stir in 4 cups of milk.
Scoop flesh from potatoes and mash.  Add potatoes to pot.
Add the ham and shredded cheese.
Stir and allow the cheese to melt.  Add milk if the soup is to thick.

Note: Serve with additional shredded cheese.  If you want to add a little heat sprinkle with paprika. 

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