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Potato Queso Soup

I’ve been trying to watch what I eat a little more closely in anticipation of a time when the winter that just won’t QUIT finally gives its two weeks notice! LONGEST WINTER EVER-SOUTHERN PEOPLE ARE HANGING BY AN ICY THREAD!
Anywhoo, how everybody above the Mason Dixon line doesn’t weigh 400 pounds is a mystery to me because I want to eat hot, creamy, cheesy, comfort food next to the fireplace while covered in a blanket 24-7.
I live by The Gulf of Mexico and am 37 and have never had a snow day in my life- my kids just finished three of them. My friend suggested snow days should be referred to as grow days because us Southerners just hunker down and eat!
So out of pure desperation to eat something sinfully soothing and hot yet not too fattening I came up with this scrumpdeliumptious
Queso Potato Soup!
8 potatoes unpeeled
6 fresh garlic cloves
6 slices of American cheese or melty cheese
3 slices of pepper jack (optional)
Salt, pepper to taste
Can of Rotel
Smoked turkey slices or ham chopped up (optional)
1 yellow onion chopped

Sautée Onion in 1 tablespoon of butter
Until softened
Cut potatoes into large cubes
Fine chop or press garlic cloves
Throw all ingredients except cheese into the boiler with about 2-3 inches of water covering potatoes-bring to a boil and cook down until it thickens some-turn on low add cheese- allow it to melt and eat your heart out! FYI- I used a couple slices of smoked turkey but don’t really think it made a difference in taste- I don’t think the pepper jack made a big taste difference either.
Thanks for Dreaming and Scheming with me,

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