It is usually on Thursday when I post my "This Week in my Kitchen" entry and join the blog hop, but I have decided to just stick around here. However, I would like to share with you (from time to time) what has been happening in my kitchen, either in pictures or pictures along with a recipe.
I am mostly a no nonsense type of cook, raised by the very same women, and only this past year have I left my comfort zone and added a few newer, more "modern" recipes. This week I want to show you how I do vegetable soup, very simply I add lots of good vegetables. My grandmother and mother made this soup quite often as it is very hearty, does not require expensive ingredients and is wonderful for large families!
I begin with blocking potatoes, cook those for a bit, add cauliflower, add broccoli, cook all til tender, drain almost all of the liquid (leave a bit of the bottom starch). Then, I add milk to cover, a nice bit of butter, heat through and add lots of shredded cheese and top with croutons or crackers. Add any kind of spices that suit you. What is really nice are the *add ins* you can use from time to time to switch it up a bit, like macaroni, rice, frozen peas, corn, etc.
Day 23 of 30
(now is when it would be drained and finished...sorry, I never got that finished soup shot...it was just to good to wait)
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