Sunday, January 26, 2014

In the Kitchen

I've amazed myself. I usually don't do very many foodie posts. But I'm on a roll the last few weeks with it. I'm sure it won't last long. I contribute it to

  •  the polar vartex that has made it's way to the south and keeping us indoors more than normal. We tend to eat all the time when we're stuck inside.  I am so ready for summer and bar-b-q. 
  • And to Bobbie at 40 Shades of Pink for her awesomeness in foodie posts. She has a magic way with food posts. I'm a wanna be. 
Today is vegetable soup from no specific recipe. I've been making it like this forever. It's my own concoction of  just putting together ingredients I like in a soup and it seems to always come out the same -- yummy.

You see the ingredients in the picture. 
Here's a quick how-to:
Salt, pepper & flour the meat*
Brown it in small amount of oil**
Add onions and sauté***
Add tomatoes and tomato sauce
And about 1/2 can water 
Sprinkle basil and more salt &  pepper to taste 
Add vegetables
Simmer for about 20 minutes


* the flour makes the soup thick and hearty
** drain oil if too much
***oops, I was completey out of fresh onion. I keep a stand by of  chopped seasoning mix (onion, celery, pepper, etc) in the freezer.  I thaw some out in the microwave on defrost. It works just fine. 



  1. January, the perfect time for warm soup and your's looks delicious and quick. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks Delicious ! What time is Dinner served !

  3. MMM, that looks good. We are in a polar vortex now too. Wonder when spring will come?

  4. Soup is just about the only thing I want to eat right now! When it's in the single digits, I need something warm to eat. No salads for me this time of year haha!


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