Yesterday I made a big pot of soup for a grieving family. I decided to take a few photos of the process to share here. This isn’t a recipe, per se, but more of a general method. Feel free to substitute your favorite ingredients. I haven’t been to the store since our return from New Orleans on Monday (except to the dairy store for milk and lettuce) so I made this from what I had on hand.
- green beans (frozen organic)
- corn (frozen organic)
- peas (frozen organic)
- bell pepper (frozen)
- smoked sausage
- red wine
- chicken broth
- worchestershire sauce
- Pick-a-peppa sauce
- salt, pepper, Creole seasoning, basil
- olive oil
Virtually every vegetable-based soup I make starts with the cooking of chopped onions in a little olive oil (or sometimes butter):
Next I added some garlic, cut up smoked sausage and various seasonings:
I then added a splash of red wine and divided the ingredients into two stock pans (while I was at it I made a smaller pot of soup for our dinner):
I added a carton of organic chicken broth and then finished filling the pans with water. Then came the sliced carrots, diced potatoes, and all the frozen veggies:
I failed to take a photo of the finished product but after simmering for about an hour I had two pots of rich and tasty soup. I happened to have a loaf of my homemade bread in the freezer so I thawed that and took it along with the soup to our friends. Turns out I made a good choice as they had lots of people to feed and plenty of desserts already.
I had leftover garlic bread from the night before so all I had to do was stick it in the oven for a few minutes to reheat and our dinner was done.
Do you like to make soup? If you have a favorite recipe to share I’d love to see it. In fact, take a photo and I’ll share it as a guest post. 🙂