- Aug 12, 2014
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Followed your directions and made this tonight. Big hit with herself. I did take the liberty of starting things off with a few Italian sausages in the pot. Took them out after browning and added them back at the end. Not ready to be a vegan.Winter staple in our house: sweet potato soup. Super easy too.
Onions, celery, and carrots thrown in a dutch oven with some olive oil, cooked until they start to sweat (or longer, whatever). Add in your sweet potatoes and cook them for a few minutes too. Add some cinnamon, nutmeg, and a chipoltle pepper or two. Cover with chicken broth.
Simmer until everything is cooked through, then hit it with an immersion blender. Velvety smooth, super tasty, stupid simple to put together, surprisingly filling, and pretty good for you.
Damn!!! That just looks fantastic. I want to know what all is in there and how you prepared it please!!
That is a whole lotta taco meat!
Tuscan Stew - bacon (in lieu of pancetta,) cannellinni beans, chicken broth, kale, carrots, celery. The onion, (lots of) garlic, bay and rosemary are homegrown...the kicker was a piece of parmigiano reggiano "rind", saved for just this purpose. Fresh wheat baguette. HWMO declared it a success. One of those cold days, perfect for soup and bread to warm the house and make it smell heavenly.
Oh I forgot to mention the tomato - just a cup or so of diced tomatoes (also home grown and frozen!) This was a half sized batch (2 cans of beans) but next time will probably make a full sized batch.I'm so going to try that. I love kale and that looks hearty!
Thanks. On the short list!It's a quick and dirty version rather than the traditional method which takes a fair bit of time. In a pan I fry some bacon lardons until they start to crisp up, add about a spoonful of minced garlic, 1/2 a glass of dry white wine, a can of mixed beans (drained) and some chopped parsley and thyme with a pinch of onion powder. At this point I usually add in some good Toulouse style pork sausage but didn't have any last night then about 500 ml of vegetable stock and simmer for 10 mins until the beans soften. Right at the end stir in the roasting juices from the meat and bring to a rapid boil to thicken the sauce.
It's ideal if I've not had time to plan in advance and do it the "proper way " and is almost as good as the slow cooked method IMO.
And here I was, proud of what I cooked xP of course I only spent $2 on my meal, and have left overs (only 1 person). That sounds awesome though, I'm gonna start coming to your house for dinner hahaLet's see- grilled redfish, shrimp paesano, lobster (well, I didn't- @melana did), blue crab, fried oysters, grilled oysters, fried black drum, grilled bacon wrapped venison backstraps, mango salsa, tortillas (for tacos), prickly pear margaritas, boudin and eggs, and I think that's it(?)
I didn't make it all, my husband did some of it.
It all turned out pretty good.
>.> it was 50°f out last night here. Georgia seems to forget it's winter sometimes. Though we may finally get in the teens over the next couple nights.We were at -2 too -7 now, on the way to -15 maybe.
So it was pork loin chops, sauteed and then a little braised in the balsamic reduction pan sauce, with roasted Brussels sprouts and shallots (drizzled with the BRPS) and salad. HWMO also had some of the home made bread from last night. I'm trying to cut carbs because we are going to Hawaii in less than a month!
Didn't get a picture cause we were hungry!! Served with apple wine from earlier this year.