1Peel and dice potatos in 1 inch peices. Rinse and put into a pot. Fill with cold water till potatos are just covered. Boil till the potatos have broken up into pieces. About an hour
2DON'T drain the water after the potatoes are done. Just set the pot on a back burner. In saute pan cook the onions, celery and carrots till almost tender in butter.
In seperate pan cook up bacon and then break into pieces.
3Add the vegetables into the potatos and add cream. Add the garlic and cheese. Warm the soup back up till the cheese is melted. sprinkle the malt-o-meal in soup to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
4Dish up this yummy soup and top with a few bacon bits. If you really want a tasty treat try and spoon of sour cream and a little chives. Enjoy!!