Snow came to Pittsburgh. Low temps. There was even more snow in Ohio so I stayed in Pittsburgh. Driving didn’t make sense. Fortunately, the new oven and stove were motivational. I baked oatmeal cookies and made this soup, and Sunday made Aunt Rhea’s BBQ recipe, and baked a 6 layer cake. It ‘s sitting on a cake stand in the dining room waiting for me to photograph it. Tomorrow. No specific recipe just the regular start of simply sautéed onion, garlic and carrots and celery. Added water and salt and pepper. Let it simmer on the stove. I used the immersion blender just a bit to thicken the broth but left chunks of carrots so it wasn’t purée. (Easy to overdo with that device). Then I added a can of drained cannellini beans and some baby spinach to finish the soup. I am sure there are fancier recipes or more detailed but I knew I wanted a non-tomato one and what ingredients I had on hand so just made it. Our neighbor had given a gift at Christmas – a cylinder of delicious Manchego cheese and I warmed some Pane Italiano from Breadworks Bakery. No school Monday so I look forward to reheating the soup for lunch!
Fancier recipes? When i want fancy, I’ll check the Michelin Guide. When there’s a WInter storm outside my door, give me a hearty bowl of soup just like the one you made here. It looks delicious! And I cannot wait to see that 6 layer cake. Oh, baby!
Looks absolutely comforting. I’m right there with you on that one. Stay warm!
I think I’ll make soup for dinner tonight.
That looks like a cozy meal
Looks good enough to eat!
Perfect winter fuel. And Manchego – oh now I’m just plain jealous!
Yummy! Cold day, hot soup makes me warm inside. Great photo.
Nice soup spoon too. 🙂
Lovely and tasty, I bet.
Soup is just wonderful when it’s snowing, so are cookies!
me, too! yum! and nice decor!
Made the soup! It is delicious. Very comforting as well!
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Moms vegetable beef soup. It always turns out so thick and delicious. You can eat it with a fork. I would share the recipe but she doesn’t measure anything.
Oh wow – I love this kind of soup – broth, greens, beans, veggies – yum!!
It’s a true skill to cook recipe-free (and have it turn out well). You meal looks wonderfully satisfying.
Soup season is in full swing in these parts now as I am sure it is where you live, too.
With the barely-above-zero temps and fresh snowfall today, soup is definitely in order. Check http://savorysundays.wordpress.com/ in two days for the newest post – it’s a soup that I made for lunch today. 🙂
So delicious and good! Nothing like a warm bowl of soup!