It's All About Soup
As I sit here writing this, I'm enjoying a cup of homemade vegetable beef soup , partially made from homegrown vegetables . That always brings out the earth mother part of me. It's satisfying to consume something you have grown, even if you have to mix it with things you did not grow. I had been planning to make this soup all week, but just didn't have the time or energy until today.
This is what I call a dump soup. I use what I have. So today I picked some kale and chard. I cleaned and chopped it and put it aside while I browned some ground beef with some chopped onions and garlic. I dumped it in the crockpot with a one liter package of organic chicken broth, two cans of Swanson chicken broth, two cans of organic chopped tomatoes, three chopped zucchini, and a few chopped white mushrooms. I added lots of oregano and thyme, and brought it to a boil before turning it down to low. I just about have to leave it simmering all night because until I eat more of it, there's no room for it in the refrigerator. You can see how full that pot is.
I always feel better when I have homemade soup in the house ready to eat. I think I will freeze part of this tomorrow for one of those days when I need soup but don't have time to make any. It's still flu season, and one just never knows when soup may be needed.
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