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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Soup Recipe

 Good morning, I have a request for a recipe for the soup I have posted on my blog. I figured it would be fun and easier to do it this way.


 It is a tasty soup and one of my most favorites. As many of you know, I don't go by established recipes, I make up my own with things I generally have on hand. Much more fun that way. I do taste it as I am making it to see what I need to make it better if needed. Anyway:

 I fill the pot half full with water and bring it to a boil
 add 3-4 handfuls of macaroni or any other pasta you may like.

 As the macaroni is cooking, in a large skillet, I cook whatever meat I am using adding:

 chopped onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, parsley and anything else you care to. I use fresh vegetables if available or canned. Throw in some kind of beans also.

 Once the macaroni is done, don't drain it, add everything in the skillet to the macaroni. Stir good.

 Add a small can of tomato paste, stir and then add a small can of tomato sauce and stir. You then add water, tasting constantly to make it the consistency of soup.

 A lot of times I will see what seasonings I have that might give it more taste and add just a bit, IE: Tobasco sauce, soy sauce, worstshire (sp?) sauce and so on.

 When it comes to a boil, turn the burner down as low as you can and let it simmer for 1/2 hr. to 45 min.

 Then, you fill a bowl, break off a hunk of your favorite homemade bread and enjoy.

That's pretty much it. For the most part, you can't go wrong with a big, hot pot of soup.

 Hope this works for you CanadaEH.


simplyfree said...

Oh! How good that soup looks and sounds and when you said a hunk of bread, that did it! I am going to have to try making this soup. Thanks John for a great soup recipe. I love how you make your own according to what you have on hand.

John said...

Hi Carol, hope you let me know how it goes. I'm finding doing a post on food can be just as fun.

Anonymous said...

Hey John
our recipes are about the same. I prefer to toss in some chopped Turnips in mine. And I start with a big pot and brown the moose (meat) in the big pot and then toss everything in after it's browned, that way I don't have to wash extra skillet. Either way, it's great table fare on a rainy (or snowy) day eh..!
Old john

John said...

I don't wash them, I just wipe them out, lol

KC said...

Hi! I always wondered what you put in your soup, it looked really good and makes the thoughts of pulling out the stock pot! Hope you are enjoying the summer and things are going well for you. KC

John said...

Hi KC, I do enjoy my soups and stews. Hope you give it a try. Things are going well as expected.

Anonymous said...

Hiya John how are things in your neck of tha woods?Like the soup..its kind of what I do ..I save any left over veggies put in freezer and put it all together ,I call it dump soup lol.Everything but the kitchen sink.Seems like things have slowed down for you right now.Maybe its a good thing,giving you time to regroup and getting things in order so you can move to your remote cabin permanently.I just hope you don't quit posting ...its good for all of us (your online friends)and it is good for you also to stay in touch with all of us stuck out here wishing we could live your lifestyle.Its been a hot dry weather here down south,but last 2 days have been a well needed break with cooler temps..hate summer here im a Fall and winter gal.Well John take care and will catch cha later...your friend Bert from Bama

John said...

Hi Bert, good to hear from you. I have slowed down a bit as I have so much going on for one person and about to eliminate some stuff. I'm with you, Fall and Winter is my time of the year.

Ben Dover said...

Socks with sandals?

John said...

Yep, keeps the mosquitos oof my feet, inside and outside.

CanadaEH said...

Hey John, hope all is well. Thanks for posting the recipe. I will try it out soon.

John said...

Hi Canada, good to hear from ya. Let me know how it turns out