Zac did all the prep. Very nice chopping and dicing job! Garlic, onion, celery, jalepeno (seeded), and thyme.
I cooked the bacon, removed from the pan along with some of the fat. Next we sauteed the vegetables, garlic, and thyme in remaining bacon fat.
Lots of cheese!
Other ingredients: cooked bacon, chicken stock, heavy cream, and lager
Added half of lager and stock to pot to reduce
Zac making the roux, almost ready to add to the soup
Cheese, bacon, cream, and remaining lager have been added. It's almost ready!
Finished product. Added croutons and enjoyed!