Tuesday, November 18, 2008

National Soup Day

Tonight I'm whipping up a vegetable soup. No recipe, just winging it. Throw a bunch of veggies in a pot, season, cook for a while and it's soup.

Leeks were on sale today, so I started my soup with a sauté of chopped leaks and onions. I cooked the mixture until the onions were fully caramelized and golden brown. The leeks were also tinged with black and brown. Then in went everything else I had in the house:

red pepper
corn
peas
roma tomatoes
turnips
potato
carrots
zucchini
garlic

I forgot the celery. Oh, well, next time.

Seasoned with a couple of Knorr vegetable stock cubes, Tabasco, black pepper and some bay leaves. I'll adjust the salt later, or we'll do that when we serve up. I usually under-salt things these days and let the diners adjust the seasonings to their taste.

I also bought some fresh tortillas to toast.

It's going to be a great meal for a frosty November evening. Yep, it's going to get down to 57 tonight. Brrrrrrrr!

Oh, and my posting for NaBloPoMo for this day last year?

Chicken soup.

November 18th. National Soup Day.

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Postscript

Two hours plus of cooking. I took a taste an hour ago and it was OK, but thin. Now, yummy. And in another hour, prize winning. Who knows how far I could take this soup!

1 comment:

Novice Alaskan said...

I cry for you...a chilly 57 degrees... It's almost ready for skiing up here!