This is what was for dinner last night-yummy,warm and filling for little cost!
2 medium potatoes
3 T. butter
1 C. onion-diced
2 T. flour
4 C. chicken stock
2 C. water
1/4 C. cornstarch
1 1/2 C. instant mashed potatoes
1 t. salt
3/4 t. pepper
1/2 t. basil
1/8 t. thyme
1 C. half and half
Bake potatoes-let cool ( cut them into 4 so they cool quicker)
Melt butter in large saucepan and saute onion. Add flour to onions and stir to make a paste.
Dissolve cornstarch in water, add to pot with stock, mashed potatoes and spices.
Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 min.
Scoop contents from baked potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch chop.
Add potato and half and half to pan, bring back to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
I added chopped corned beef into mine. You could top your serving with cheddar cheese and bacon or green onion.