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Cold days like today make me want soup. This is one of our very favorite soup recipes. I think it has a more technical name like "Cheesy Ham Chowder" or something, but my brother-in-law, Mark, renamed it Cheesy Pig, and the name stuck.
It looks like a lot of steps, but it's actually really simple.
10 slices bacon
1 C. diced carrots
1 onion (I just use some dehydrated onions)
3 Tbsp. flour
3 C. milk
1.5 C. water
2.5 C. diced potatoes
1 can corn-drained
3 C. cheese
2 C. diced ham
How to make this deliciousness we call soup:
-Cut the bacon into little pieces and fry it.
-Remove bacon from pan and cook onions and carrots in the grease.
-When carrots are cooked, add the flour and stir it in until it's smooth.
-Put carrots, onions, and flour in a pot.
-Add milk and water---stir.
-Add potatoes and simmer until they are soft.
-Add corn, bacon, ham, and cheese.
-Heat until cheese is melted.
Yum! It's even better in bread bowls!