Looks like we got about half an inch of the cold, white stuff.
What better day to make a nice potato soup?
hot sauce (not pictured)
Stir in the flour and cook for another minute or two.
Add the turkey stock and mix well.
Then add in the mashed potatoes, hot sauce, dry thyme and Old Bay Seasoning.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Add in the cooked diced potatoes, Half-and-Half and the cheddar cheese spread.
Stir until incorporated and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.
Allow guests to top their soup with cooked bacon pieces, chopped green onion or chives and grated cheddar cheese.
Let's skip ahead to the ratings.
The Foodie Daughter gave this 4 stars since she wanted more bacon fat in the soup.
The Foodie Boyfriend gave this 4 stars as he had never had potato soup before and had no basis for comparison.
The husband gave this 3-1/2 stars because "potato soup will never be a 5-star dish but this was okay."
I gave this 4-1/2 stars as I think it still needs a few more tweaks.
Thus the recipe card contains a couple of changes to the recipe.