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                          BACON-TOPPED CHEESE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 9    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Microwave
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       sl           Bacon -- chopped
      1/2   c            Celery -- finely chopped
      1/2   c            Carrot -- finely chopped
      1/2   c            Onion -- finely chopped
      1/2   c            Green pepper -- finely chopped
      1/3   c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Pepper
    2       c            Half-and-half
    1       c            Milk
    1       cn           Clear chicken broth -- 14 oz
    2       c            Cheddar cheese -- shredded
 
   Place bacon in a 3 qt. casserole; cover and microwave at HIGH 6 to 9
   minutes or until done.  Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, reserving
   drippings in casserole; set bacon aside.
   
   Add vegetables to drippings; microwave at HIGH 6 to 8 minutes or until
   tender.  Blend in lfour, salt, and pepper; stir well.  Gradually stir in
   half-and-half, milk, and chicken broth.  Cover and microwave at HIGH 7 to
   11 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring at 2 minute intervals.
   Add cheese, stirring until melted.  Cover and microwave at MEDIUM 2
   minutes.  Top each serving with bacon.
   
   SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, October, 1980. Typed for you by Nancy
   Coleman.
  
 
 
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