Leftover mashed potatoes..

So Monday I made mashed potatoes, green beans and chicken. Everything was going well until I used the wrong side of the pepper dispenser, resulting in WAY too much pepper in the mashed potatoes. I served them anyway and my lovely husband ate them without a comment, thankfully he is used to eating spiced food! I could not put him through that again so I had to come up with a way to use the pepper, I mean the mashed potatoes. Here is a photo of the unappetizing potatoes.

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Peppery mashed potatoes 

After searching the good old internet I decided to make potato soup! I went with this recipe allrecipes.com/recipe/20987/potato-soup but cut the measurements in half because I was not about to make more potatoes for this soup. After adding more milk than the recipe called for I got my hand blender and blended the mixture a little more to get a smoother consistency. I cooked some bacon up, because bacon makes everything better!  I crumbled the bacon into the soup along with some chopped green onions. I baked some biscuits on the side and crossed my fingers for success.

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Bacon!!

My husband could not stop raving about dinner! He absolutely loved the soup and had two bowls of it, not leaving any leftovers, which was exactly what I wanted! I really enjoyed the soup too, it was smooth and creamy, perfect for a cool fall day.  The bacon added a smoky flavor to the soup.  It was not a healthy dinner but it used up some food that might have otherwise been thrown out so I consider that a win!

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Final Product!! 

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