Friday, January 14, 2011

Warmer temperatures - New Soup Recipe

It was 25° this morning when I got up at 5 AM! What a lovely change from the 0° of yesterday.

I will milk this morning for sure, maybe three days in a row to beat the next cold front.

I made a new soup recipe yesterday. It was not from my new cookbook but from the Cooking Forum on Gardenweb. It was posted by wizardnm. We liked it very much and it is so hearty that it doesn't require anything else in my opinion.

2 C cubed potatoes (peeling optional)
1 1/2 C water
2 carrots, grated
1/2 C chopped onion
1/2 C chopped green pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp beef bouillon granules
Combine the above in a large pan and cook until potatoes are tender.
1 lb lean ground beef
Brown and drain ground beef and stir into cooked potatoes
2 1/2 C milk
3 Tbsp flour
Combine flour and milk and stir into soup. Bring to a boil then reduce heat.
1/2 lb Velveeta Cheese, cubed
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Stir into soup, just until cheese is melted.
bacon crumbles (optional)
Top each serving with bacon if desired.
Makes 4-6 servings

Seeing Kris' greens growing boosted my enthusiasm a little so after milking, I decided to plant a flat of lettuces....the large bag of potting soil was frozen brick DH is bringing it down to the back porch after checking the cows...I will plant tomorrow.


  1. My gosh, Glenda. That sure looks/sounds like a really substantial soup! Bet a bowl of that would keep you going all afternoon, for sure. My split pea soup was velvety so the ham/kale sandwich gave me something to actually chew on. LOL Wow, your temps really bounced back up. We're still in the deep freeze here - think I'll have a fire today and actually try that 'being lazy' I keep promising myself. ;-D Looking forward to seeing your lettuce starts.

  2. Our temps here this morning was 25,yeasterday was 10,so we had a pretty major change too! The soup looks so good! makes me hungry.I am following your blog, have been for a while,I enjoy reading your posts,you are welcome to follow mine as well,Blessings Jane

  3. Big difference 0-25, my furnace is saying "thank you!" I have a humidifier running and that makes us feel warmer anyway. That's a soup we would love, will try it out this weekend. I made a Mexican Tamale Soup last weekend from one of my Texas cookbooks. It was like hamburger stew and right at the end you chunk up a can of tamales and stir in. We loved it, it will be on my rotating soup menus! Have a good weekend Glenda...

  4. The soup looks delicious. I'll be making that in the next few days. I love a thick soup for dinner with some hearty bread to accompany it.

    Glad your temps are higher. We hit 30º today with no wind.

  5. Glenda, glad it warmed up for you! Can you really plant this early?...:)JP

  6. JP, I was referring to starting the plants under lights on the back porch. I have a 12-tray light stand that I start all my garden plants under.

    I think I could raise the greens to eating size with them too. It is pretty cool on the 4 flats nearest the very cold tile floor.

  7. Although yours looks totally different (and very yummy, I might add), when I first read the recipe title I thought of one of my stand-by favorites, which is super simple, but very good.

    Pound of cooked hamburger
    Can of sliced potatoes or steamed/boiled fresh potatoes
    Can of chili beans (no meat)
    Can of white corn
    Can of black-eyed peas
    Can of Rotel

    No need to drain any of the cans, just pour everything in a huge pot and heat to a slow boil.

    I serve it over Tostito's Restaurant-Style Chips and Cheddar Cheese.