Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Soup

I love Autumn.  Were it not for impending Winter, it would be my favorite season.  

Fall means it's time for soup.  I have been making soup daily, so thought I'd share a few of our favorites.

We loved this moroccan stew packed with lots of veggies and a great flavor. 

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

 Sometimes you just need a good, basic chicken noodle soup, this recipe from Smitten Kitchen 
is the best.

Sunday after church never fails to be the hardest meal to pull off.  We are all hungry after church, but to have something ready when we come in the door means that I need to have a plan and prepare ahead of time.  I've found a few recipes that come together pretty quickly (because we are always late for church!) and can cook in a low oven for a few hours.  Pioneer Woman's Beef Stew is a good one.

Finally, did you know that you can cook dinner in a pumpkin?  My mom made this for a family Halloween Party and it was great.  Here is the recipe:
1 1/2-2 lb ground beef, fried with onion and garlic
3 c. shredded cabbage (cook in microwave or skillet to soften)
2 cans green beans (drained)
1-11/4 cup Quick Rice (raw)
Ital Seasoning, 1/2-1 tsp salt, pepper, 1-2 tsp sugar
4 cups Tomato Juice
Mix and put in large pumpkin that has been well scooped-out.  Cover top with foil and put on baking pan to catch drips.  Bake @ 350 about 3 hrs. (or longer).

I'm not sure why I am suddenly so chatty on the blog.  I guess that letting go of the novel for now has left me with a little more space to give here.  Also, it's about courage.  Writing is easy but hitting publish is another story.  I have been trying to take Eleanor Roosevelt's advice and "do one thing every day that scares you."  For now, that means blogging regularly.

About Sunday Soup . . . is the name I've finally found for weekend links and miscellany.  Knowing myself, this post will fall anywhere between Friday and Sunday, (give or take a week- heh), and the theme will be Soup . . . as in, whatever I have found from the week to throw into the soup . . . not always recipes for soup, I promise.


LisaM said...

Love it. Hits the spot. ;-)

Cara S said...

But if it was always about soup, that would be great, too! I love reading your posts!!