Thursday January 5th Disneyland's Carnation
Cafe will be closing for renovations.
closing of the Blue Ribbon Bakery that space now reverts to the Carnation
Cafe. What this means is that now one of
your favorite restaurants will have indoor seating, so it won't have to close
during inclement weather as it has had to do in the past.
Martinez, who retired several years ago didn't stay retired long and has been
back at Carnation Cafe for over a year now.
During the closure he will be at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe which is
due to open later this month. And when
Carnation Cafe returns this Summer he will go back home to his restaurant.
eat at the Carnation Cafe this Summer you will notice a changed menu but don't
worry, the perennial favorite will still be on the updated one.
meantime, Pam Brandon has posted the much loved Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe
on the Disney Blog for all of us to enjoy.
Of course you can also get this recipe at Disneyland
by simply asking for it after you enjoy this soup at the Carnation Cafe.
Here is a
copy of that recipe:
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
1 pound bacon, roughly chopped
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
3/4 cup diced celery
4 large Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 medium red potatoes, diced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 cups heavy whipping cream
Optional garnishes: chopped chives, bacon bits, sour cream, shredded cheddar
and Monterey Jack cheese
1. In a
6- to 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp.
bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving half for garnish. In bacon fat, cook
onions, carrots, and celery until the onions are translucent. Add potatoes and
cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
in flour and stir constantly over low heat until the flour is cooked and the
mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken stock and
half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until
the potatoes are soft. Mash some of the potatoes for thicker, creamier texture.
Add whipping cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
thickness by adding water or stock. Soup should have a creamy consistency.
to taste, and garnish with toppings.
Cooks’ notes: Soak diced potatoes in cold
water until ready to use to keep them from turning brown. To make bacon easier
to chop, lightly freeze.
Enjoy the soup you can eat as a meal during
the cold days of Winter and Spring and get ready to enjoy Disneyland's
newest eatery, the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.
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