Sunday, January 12, 2014

Soup Season

Wow, do I ever wish my kids ate soup. All that polar vortexing really makes you crave some hot-all-the-way-down soup. Even our warm day was so rainy my husband came home asking for soup and so I am exploring some new recipes.

I am trying this bean soup the short way (i.e., canned), and I am so intrigued by the "boiled water soup" at Tipsy Baker that I bought the sage leaves. As she said--everything else I already had, so really, $1.69 extra at Trader Joe's shouldn't break the bank for the week.

Maybe this will be the year the kids start eating soup. A mom can dream.

This week:

Monday: Joanne's Pork Tenderloin, roasted potatoes, apples or applesauce

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Spaghetti (with sausage and sauce for my husband)

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Apricot Chicken, rice, salad

One amazing thing this week; now that we have Kindles I've rediscovered my Kindle books and one is the Dinner: A Love Story book. One of the recipes in it is the shrimp and feta bake, which she admits will lose lots of people with the seafood + cheese action. Ignore that "problem." This was awesome and with pre-peeled shrimp, came together very quickly. I chopped three garlic cloves because that's how we roll here, and I could have put on lots more feta than I did and still been very happy. Alas our children didn't eat it but they had Crazy Jane's chicken and the rice we served the shrimp over and no one went hungry.

Nothing exotic but it's busy right now and I am in maintenance mode. Hoping you are having a good week and staying warm wherever you are!

1 comment:

Mom24 said...

Check out Ina Garten's wedding soup. Awesome. My kids absolutely love the chicken meatballs that are in it. We get Whole Foods' chicken Italian sausage to put in them and their ground chicken breast. They are wonderful. Julianna's not wild about the spinach in the soup so I put in less that it calls for, but overall it's a hit all around.

Love Pam Anderson's quick clam chowder too. We all eat that one, though Julianna picks out all the clams.