After the potatoes are done, do not drain, add the canned milk. When the soup is hot, add the fried bacon and onion mixture to the pot, grease and all. Stir and bring to a boil.
Add the powdered creamer and stir until dissolved. This makes the soup creamier.
Sometimes I like to add a pat of butter or some shredded cheese (options).
Mom's soup is ready..I like my soup thickened.
Add the corn starch to a cup and add a little water. Stir until corn starch is dissolved. When soup begins to boil, add a little of the corn starch to the soup to thicken, just a little at a time, until it is to your liking. If it ends up being to thick add a little more regular milk.
Serve with rolls or bread and top the soup with your crumbled bacon.