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text 2017-02-06 23:33
Sunday, Errr, Monday, We Soup!

I missed my Sunday soup post yesterday because of the Super Bowl (Boo, Patriots) but put down your pitchforks, I have not abandoned ye'! I'm souping tonight and you are all invited!

Now if the name hasn't alerted you, you are going to want to like avocados for this one.
Behold! Thy bounty of avocados! And cilantro, green onions, and limes. BUT most importantly, AVOCADOS.
Slab of skinless chicken breast. Don't worry no nipple, FCC should let me be.
My shredded up chicken always brings the paws to the yard.
There's not a lot to this soup, but it makes it easier to make :)
Toppings. $2 tortilla chips, I run a classy joint.
Finished product. This said it made about 6 servings. I'm calling shenanigans on that. I'd say 2 to a very orphanage 4. I've also never met a serving size that could respect my hunger, NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. 
If you laugh in the face of serving sizes like moi, I'd say you could get away two avocados, unless you have avocado running through your bloodstream. My bowl was packed. This was super good, buy the extra lime for extra lime-y topping, makes it taste even better. This would also be a wonderful summer soup, if you're into that sort of thing, which you totally should be. 
Don't be shy, show me your soups!
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text 2017-01-29 21:40
A Huddle of Pirates and ... Sunday Soup.

A "Huddle of Pirates"???


Yeah, I should explain that. Probably. Of course, if you'd rather keep that mental image, feel free to skip the next paragraph. 


This weekend was the first in a while where I had the time and energy to make plans with friends and do something fun, so I met up with friends for coffees and last night went to the see the local ice hockey team get beat. They deserved it. I'm not their biggest fan, but the other team were just better. Also, the other team has a better name and it includes the word Pirates. No way would I root for another team! :D


So, from our seats right behind one of the goals, we saw them huddle. It was fun. The friend I went with plays ice hockey and she was able to explain things to me. I'm sure she explained the same things to me last year, but I have no memory for the rules. Also, I wanted every opportunity I could get to suggest that the start of the game should be called the "puck off". It's a much better name. I think it will catch on. At least, I will make every effort to promote the term "puck off" as the new legit hockey phrase.



I'm sure others have thought of it before me, but anyway.


In other news, today is Sunday and I have made soup. I apologise for the distinct lack of Sunday Soup posts, but I just haven't felt inspired to experiment with cooking much - and in my case cooking is pretty much experimenting. What I said about memorising rules pretty much also applies to following recipes - it's just such an alien concept to me. (Or my mom. Or, come to think of it, my gran.)


After several simple veg and pasta combinations, I wanted to make something different. My first attempt didn't quite turn out, or turn into anything tasty really, so I didn't count it as a Sunday Soup endeavour. Never mind.

Then a couple of weeks ago, I came across a great vegan food blog that featured a soup I haven't had in years - solyanka.

It's a Russian soup with a nice balance of sweet and sour. It's usually using left-over veg and meat,  lemon, and a dollop of sour cream. The recipe I found is vegan (recipe here) but I changed it slightly to add some white cabbage, veggie "meat" chunks, and greek-style yogurt instead of the sunflower sour cream.


And this is what it looked like:



It was delicious.


Happy Sunday, All!



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text 2017-01-02 03:33
A Souper Sunday

I've really enjoyed Soup Sunday posts by Whiskey and BrokenTune and a couple other Booklikers that I've seen during my intermittent visits in December. My big little guy was feeling under the weather this weekend, and by his request I made Chicken and Dumplings for dinner...that's a soup, right?


I thought I'd share since today is conveniently Sunday!


This is a version of  Ree Drummond's Chicken and Dumplings. Pardon the bad overhead lighting and glare.









This was after I'd taken a couple dumplings out of the pot to get the kids servings cooling, otherwise the pot is stocked as full as it can be with the good stuff. Part of the recipe that I don't stick to is the dumpling. I've tried hers and we all hated them. It could be that I didn't finesse them correctly, but I thought they were horribly dense and tough. I like a hearty sized, but fluffy and light on the inside when you cut into it, dumpling.




So, I use Bisquick. I find it to be the easiest to use and it gives me a reliable result every time.


This is the last evening that I have with my sister who stays with me through the holidays, and she noted that dinner was like a 'warm hug'. I'd call Souper Sunday a success!


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text 2017-01-01 19:19
Sunday, We Soup!
First off, Happy New Year! I hope however you rang in the new year, you were safe and happy. Here's hoping 2017 is full of happiness and wonderful books for everyone. 
Since it was going to be the first day of the year, I wanted to jazz things up a bit but also was cognizant of how I might be feeling. So, something easy was also a requirement. I found this recipe on Pinterest and voila!
I liked the healthy aspect of this one with rice being substituted for noodles.
Shrimp is also a nice light meat, if you're still feeling any New Years Eve repercussions ;)
I'm not a big onion fan and often leave it out but gimme my garlic and pepper!
I have Crohn's Disease, so I have an uber sensitive stomach. I try to eat in accordance with that but food, y'all. The use of the coconut milk was so soothing on my stomach and I had no problems after eating this.
I always buy more limes if they call for it, because I like a stronger taste and I like garnishes on my plate to feel fancy :)
I was a big fan of this one, super yummy and something different from the usual soup I make. If looking for something quick, easy, and tasteful, I highly recommend this one. 
Share your Sunday Soup!
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text 2016-12-19 03:46
Sunday Soup


My workplace holds a pot-luck Thanksgiving celebration the Thursday before the holiday.  My employer provides the turkey, ham and a vegetarian pasta dish and then we bring the rest of the sides.  Many of my co-workers like to cook, so most years someone brings home the uneaten turkey and partially stripped carcass and makes it into soup or pot pies (which then get brought back to the office to share).  


This year, I scored the turkey leftovers.  I was too busy to take care of them immediately, so put them in the freezer at work to hold.  This was the weekend to turn bones into soup.


Clockwise from the top

  • Turkey Broth - approximately 8 quarts, 2 of which are going into my freezer for later
  • Turkey Minestrone - 4 quarts broth to approximately 6 + quarts soup
  • White Chili with Hominy - 2 quarts broth to approximately 5 + quarts soup


We had the Minestrone for dinner tonight and it was yummy.

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