This has been one of our favorite soups for years.
I make two versions. One, the quick and easy pantry Minestrone I posted here.
This is the more traditional version, starting with dried beans.
But, of course, I adjust to what’s on hand. Rather than using all red kidney beans I finished off my red and white kidney beans and … Continue reading.....
There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day.
Besides being the perfect (in my opinion) comfort food it’s also a great diet food – if you believe in that sort of thing…. More on diets later.
First, the soup.
If I still lived in Minnesota I would probably use all wild rice but I haven’t … Continue reading.....
With a counter full of tomatoes and a freezer packed full of everything from last summer I had a problem.
We were eating them as fast as we could but couldn’t begin to keep up.
We’ve also been having unseasonably warm weather.
I wasn’t in the mood but my conservative self refused to toss them in the compost.
I made … Continue reading.....
I may have mentioned that, while my mother was a good cook, she was not the least bit adventurous.
For Sunday Dinner we either had chicken or beef roast, with the occasional pork roast thrown in, just to be different.
Each was fixed in it’s own unique, delicious, but never changing way.
She had a few cook books and a … Continue reading.....
There was an 80 degree difference between our house here in France and our old house back in Minnesota today.
I was going to post a salad to kick off the new year…
But, to be in empathy with my friends and family back in the frozen north, I decided on this stew.
Normally, when I make stew, I put … Continue reading.....
Mon mari and I agree on most foods.
We disagree on soup.
He likes a puréed soup either as a first course or as an accompaniment to his sandwich for lunch.
I like a puréed soup as a first course but for lunch, I want a big bowl of chunky soup with nothing else.
If I make soup for dinner … Continue reading.....
It’s been a crazy few days.
Saturday I butchered and processed the pumpkin I bought on Friday – getting ready for Christmas. Pictures on Wed.
Yesterday was consumed with technical difficulties. You don’t want to know…
To take a break from the problems in hopes that they would miraculously fix themselves, I went down to work in my little woods.… Continue reading.....
This is what happens when one does the shopping the day before one gets sick….
One ends up with a refrigerator full of food that needs to be used up as all of the planned cooking was replaced by chicken soup.
Meat can be frozen for later…. Veggies become soup.
But, one can never have too much soup, and, when … Continue reading.....