So I am doing a RARE post about food. I've mentioned that kitchen tends not to be my favorite room in the house. And why I felt compelled to bake bread and make homemade potato soup on an almost 80 degree (yup, that's what I said), October day, I will never know. But I did and it was good, so I thought I would share it with you. The focaccia was from this recipe, but I only used rosemary as I didn't have any fresh thyme handy. You can see the potato soup recipe hiding in the background. Torn out of a Country Living magazine, you can find the recipe here. It is SO, SO, SO good, but seriously not healthy (hello fat and cholesterol!). I made it with low fat cheese and skim milk instead of whole and substituted light sour cream to try to help a bit. Still tasted great, but I've made it the heart stopping way before and I have to admit it WAS a tad better.
The bread was just what I was hoping it would be; delicious crisp crust and soft and fluffy in the center. Mmmmmm.... I think I might try it with sun-dried tomatoes and basil next time. Oh, and see that little tear out of the bottom left corner? I couldn't wait until the soup was done. Can you blame me?