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9/20/12 8:31 A

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We had quite a rain and wind storm night before last and the power was out 2-3 hours, right around dinner time and I had the crock pot making a soup/stew. We had to go out to dinner and I moved the meal into a container for the fridge and I'll try heating it up tonight for dinner.


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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 4,147
9/6/12 8:24 A

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Cook the soup long enough and all you will taste is 'soup' instead of the individual ingredients. My husband complains that my soups are never the same twice. I usually add anything I find in the fridge and that is never the same!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.


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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
9/6/12 5:20 A

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Not exactly soup, but with Fall coming and their talking about slow cooker meals here, I decided to make one of them, the pork butt/shoulder with escarole. I've never had escarole and imagine I won't like it but it seems romantic enough :-) I think it will be okay, I can do spinach so probably can do a little escarole without gagging, LOL.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
12/3/09 1:51 P

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I've been having soup for breakfast! I get tired of the "usual" hot cereal or hot chocolate. I don't get up until 8:30-10:00 usually so by the time I'm through coffee and ready to eat, it can be 11:00 or later.

I like the no salt added Health Valley Soups:

www.healthvalley.com/products/soupsc
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I just stick them in a large coffee mug and nuke them 2 minutes and the tomato, I sip or the vegetable is good too, I eat with a teaspoon out of the mug.

I make a good potato ham chowder though that my husband and I enjoy; very "comforting" but too much salt and half and half so I don't make it that often.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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THOMAS.H's Photo THOMAS.H Posts: 16,549
11/3/09 9:54 A

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The day before yesterday I made my 4 bean soup. I do this when we have had a ham because the ham bone (with some meat still attached) just goes with the beans.

I use dried baby limas (1 cup), black beans (1 cup), adzuki beans (1/2 cup) and mung beans (1/2 cup). The latter two I get from a health food store. In addition to those ingredients I use 1 1/2 onions (large Vidalia) and of course the ham bone. Some optional ingredients include garlic (powder or fresh) and any pepper of your choice (I sometimes add Jalapeno peppers).

Put beans in boiling water and boil three minutes. Soak over night. I use the water that they are in.

Put the ham bone (previously roasted with the ham) into a large slow cooker and add the beans and any seasoning you desire (eg. garlic). Cook on high for 1/2 hour and then on low for up to eight hours (the meat on the ham should be very tender and flake off when touched by a spoon). About 1 to 1 1/2 hours before taking the soup off the heat, add the onion (diced). Keep the ham and beans filled to the brim with water. You may want to stir on occasion.

No salt need be added! The ham and ham bone takes care of that. Dish it up and enjoy. I eat one bowl and put the rest in the refrigerator after it has cooled adequately.

Tom

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."- Henry David Thoreau

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
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11/3/09 8:57 A

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With the cooler weather, I start wanting soup - preferably home made. My husband also likes to have something to warm him up after a night of gigging or shrimping.

I was wondering if anyone has any really good recipes out there?

Last night I made vegetable beef:

Saute a large onion and a couple of garlic cloves in a bit of olive oil until translucent.
Add a pound of beef, cut up (and bones if available).
Cook until the meat is brown.
Add a can of tomato sauce and 16 ounces of low-sodium beef broth.
When boiling, add 2 medium carrots, 2 celery stalks, 4 mushrooms, large potato (all cut up).
Add seasoning (last night I used Mrs. Dash, salt, pepper, red pepper)
Turn heat down and simmer until the vegetables are done.

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