Friday, January 4, 2013

Ahhh...soup!

There's nothing like a big mug of hearty soup to make me feel great this time of year...well...anytime really! We eat a lot of soup this time of year...yesterday we made this in the crock pot...and for the next few days...it will make great lunches! It is filled with all sorts of yummy vegetables and a few handfuls of a dry bean mix, plus lots of fresh herbs from my garden and so easy to make! I don't really have a recipe...I just toss in a few handfuls of dry beans, a can of tomatoes, onion and celery...herbs and some vegetable bullion...beef if you like...you can use leftover meat in here too if you like...a few bay leaves and rosemary twigs...the rosemary is from our yard...let it cook on high in the crock pot for a few hours...turn it down for a couple more...then add all the veggies you have...I added fresh cabbage, carrots, zucchini and some left over corn and green beans...but add what you have...that's the beauty of it! It's inexpensive, yummy and very filling...not to mention...so easy!
So how is your new year going so far? Mine is nice and quiet...I've been working on some custom orders...one of the orders is for a client all the way over in Switzerland! It's awesome that I got noticed over there too...makes a gal feel pretty special! Not much else happening in my neck of the woods...the wind finally calmed down...for today anyway...and it's a bit warmer too...so I can garden a bit tomorrow...I have many more leaves to rake since the winds came and left...
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!

9 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love veggie soup! I make so much soup this time of year for the same reasons you do. I love one pot meals because it's fewer dishes for me to do :)

My new year is going pretty good so far. Hubby and I sat down and looked at our goals for the year then our budget to make sure we can save up enough money to do what we are wanting to do. Hope everything goes as planned :)

Good luck on your orders! And your raking and gardening - I so envy your weather right now haha :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am making soup too today. Turkey leftovers in the crockpot. I love it this time of year too. Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

Hmmmmmm.... that looks fantastic!

Kaisievic said...

I love soup - in winter I make a big pot of it every Saturday morning and it feeds the family all weekend!

Laura Darling said...

Yumm that looks so good!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

YUMMMMMM!!! :)I bet there are no leftovers.

xxxx, Carolyn

Lee Prairie Designs said...

YUMMMMMM!!! :)I bet there are no leftovers.

xxxx, Carolyn

Kris said...

Wow, international orders!!! Very cool.
Love soup. Heading up to Big Bear in a few. Will be making soup for supper tonight.
Hugs,
Kris

Olive said...

We love soup. I have pineapple chicken in the crock pot right now.