Monday, September 24, 2012
A Season of Super Soup: Tot-Friendly Veggie Soup (week 4)
Fuck that. I want some noodles, too.
I present to you: Tot Friendly Vegetable Soup. Light on the spices, heavy on nutrients, and mostly comprised of the "good stuff." Add in a buttermilk biscuit on the side and this is the perfect family friendly meal to welcome fall. Hope and Sam didn't even know I snuck in turnips; when the turnips are peeled and chopped they looked just like taters. Mwhahahahahahahaha!
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced onion
5 cups hot chicken stock
1 cup hot water
1 cup diced, peeled turnip
1 cup diced, peeled potato
1 cup tomato, seeded and diced
1 cup uncooked alphabet noodles
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1 cup chopped spinach or cabbage
Heat butter in a large saucepan. Add onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, and turnips and cook on medium heat until slightly softened. Then add your broth, tomatoes, noodles, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Lower the temperature, cover, and simmer for 35 minutes. Then add your cup of spinach or cabbage. Cook about 5 minutes more. Add parsley, salt, and pepper to taste if you wish.
Sam added a bit of hot sauce to his bowl and really loved it. Atticus and Hope both ate the soup without complaints so that is certainly a win! Overall, I thought the soup not flavorful enough. However, I'm the person digging curried soups that no one else will touch. I guess it is all about perspective.
Week 3 -- Split Pea Soup
Week 2 -- Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Week 1 -- Chicken Stock