|Post-Thanksgiving clean-out-the-fridge vegetable soup
||[Nov. 28th, 2006|10:07 pm]
A really, really freakin' huge potato
Thirteen stalks of celery
Six large carrots
Two small onions
Lots of salt and pepper, a bay leaf, thyme, Italian seasoning.
Chop everything, throw it all in a huge pot, add enough water to fill it, bring to a boil, then simmer for a long-ass time, as long as you can stand to wait.
I love "cooking"!
You realize that the "cooking" in quotes makes it sound like you are making crack in your kitchen.
I could use some crack, or anything else, right now.
Well, I make cookies a lot. Those are crack.
I make cookies too. I bring big bags of home made cookies to Free Geek and they disappear quickly.
Mmm. Throw some matzoh balls in there and you're really in business.
Yeah, it could use more starchiness; I'd have used more potatoes or corn or something if I'd had it. I almost threw in the leftover chicken, but I wanted this to be a light soup. Maybe I'll make chicken and rice soup later. I wonder if I can go all winter without actually buying canned soup...
Yup. Best kind of cooking!
Sometime, try cabbage soup too! Cabbage is surprisingly tasty whether boiled, sautéed or stewed.
2006-11-30 10:47 pm (UTC)
Fried Cabbage Rules!
It's at its best when fried, at least as far as flavor goes.
2006-11-30 10:46 pm (UTC)
Potato & Garlic Soup
Ooh, I have a decent potato 7 garlic soup recipe for you then:
2 med/lrg russet potatoes, chopped.
1 onion diced.
8 cloves garlic, quartered.
1 12/16 oz. can vegetable broth.
1 bay leaf.
1 tspn. thyme.
1/4 - 1/2 tspn black pepper.
1 shot/"glug" of dry white wine. (optional)
basically, you just cook & chop/dice the onions, potatoes & garlic, as appropriate for each, toss in the vegetable broth on top, throw in about 2 more cans of water, add the seasoning, and if you use some wine toss that in about 10 minutes before it's ready, and serve.
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