I never thought I'd ever say this, but I actually found this a bit too rich! Mr Grumpy announced late last night that he was hungry and wanted soup. So I did not have time to bake the potatoes, but just diced and simmered them on the stove. The rest of the recipe came together very quickly and was ready at the point the potatoes was cooked. I used part half and half and part milk (so that I'd have some cream for my morning coffee!), and would use more milk next time. I had just a little left over and thinned it with some water this morning and it was just right. I also added just a bit more seasoning - some mixed herb thing I have in the cupboard - and that worked very nicely.
This was good, I liked that you use baked potatoes rather than boiled. I did add about 1/2 cup extra cheese in the soup as well as some seasoned salt and pepper. Was very creamy and filling. Made for Everyday Holiday.