A Favorite Quote

"If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden." from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

fall harvest recipe

Let’s try some homemade Hearty Fall Soup

    Fall is the perfect time to make a delicious homemade soup for your family.  My daughter passed on this recipe to me from a friend of hers, so I’m not sure who to give credit to for the original recipe (I changed it a little bit), but I know you will heartily enjoy this delicious concoction.
     Start by putting together this dry soup mix which you can store in an airtight container and use for a couple more batches of soup:
Dry Soup Mix

Equal parts of the following:
Split peas (yellow or green)
Barley  (this is a Bible plant)
Lentils  (also mentioned in the Bible!)
Orzo or alphabet macaroni
Brown rice

Hearty Fall Soup

½ cup dry soup mix (see above)
4 chicken or beef cubes in 4 cups of water
½ stalk of celery
1 onion chopped
Bring above to boil and simmer 1 ½ hours.  Cook the following and add to soup:
½ lb. meat (I used ground turkey)
3 sliced carrots
1 cup each: frozen broccoli/cauliflower
(I used zucchini and sweet peppers and extra celery instead of the broccoli and cauliflower)
Add to pot and heat:
1 can chopped tomatoes
16 oz tomato sauce
1 cup frozen corn
As soup is near finishing add your fresh or dried herbs:  basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, dried fennel seed, and pepper.  Yumm!