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.
SPICY CHEESEBURGER SOUP
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 solid....so DH is bringing it down to the back porch after checking the cows...I will plant tomorrow.