|Potato, Leek, and Bacon Soup with Pepperjack Cheese|
|Leeks Just in from the Garden|
|They Look Very Different When Cleaned|
|Rosemary and Thyme Bouquet Garni|
After about 4 hours in the slow cooker, and after skimming the fat a couple of times, I blended one gallon of the one and a half gallons of soup to a thick, super creamy consistency and added that back to the remaining chunky portion of the soup so that at the same time it would be silky yet have good texture.
This is a great cold weather soup!