Friday, March 27, 2009

SOUPS AND TEAS



I was so hungry when I came home from work at around 8:30 last night. So…I looked in the fridge to see what I had that would be quick to make and ended up making us a refrigerator soup.

A refrigerator soup is one in which I dump any odd left-overs into a pot, add water and seasoning, and voila, a nice warm bowl of soup in not very much time!

I happened to have left over baked potatoes, some frozen corn that needed to be used up, and a red onion. After everything was cut up, I added some chicken bouillon (paste form), three pepper corns, and salt and pepper to taste. Mmmm…it sure hit the spot! (Forgot to take pictures, but it's pretty self explanatory).

While that was stewing, I used the potato skins to make a little snack. I laid them on a cookie sheet and covered them with shredded cheddar cheese.



After I baked them in the oven for a few minutes, I had some tasty cheese peels.

At the same time that I was cooking, Keira was whipping up some chicken butternut squash soup. It sounded very healthy (Nate was sick, so she was cooking it for him), and it tasted wonderful!

The soup was supposed to turn out orange in color…



But, since she cooked it in the cast iron dutch oven...



It turned out a nice, dark, healthy hue...





Keira also brewed us up some yummy tea. For herself, she chose a fresh ginger and rosemary tea.

You can kind of make out the ginger in the bag to the right. It had a wonderful lemon scent to it. In the small Tupperware container is some pomegranate jelly that my other daughter let her try. She purchased it at our local health food co-op.





For me she made a delicious ginger mint tea.



Ahhh…a nice cup of tea and then curling up for a nap…



Who could ask for more?

4 comments:

Emily said...

Thank you for stopping by to say hello on my blog and I am so glad we have "met." You sound like a kindred spirit and I am ALWAYS glad to meet other members of the church. I grew up in the midwest, so I came from a place that hardly had any - to Utah where my neighborhood has three wards! It's crazy!! Anyway, I will be back on your blog! Have a beautiful day!!

Mrs. G said...

We must be on the same thought wave, I wanted to post about the "cream of winter vegetable" soup we had but it got derailed for another post. Your soup and tea sound wonderful!

Zebu said...

Oh, so you know what I mean then, Emily? ;) I can't imagine what it would be like living in such a populated LDS community. I always thought that I would love that but have heard a lot of negatives. I would certainly adore being by all those book stores and DIs not to mention Temple Square!

Thanks for stopping by; I’ll be back to visit you also!

Hi Paris--You know what they say about great minds. ;)

They were quite good if I do say so. I picked up some mint today and am having another cup of goodness. :)

Kelli said...

Your meals look delicious and heartwarming. I love the picture of the sweet kitty, too.
~Kelli