Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Nice Bowl of Homemade Chicken Veggie Soup


Yesterday after picking Persimmons we both were a little chilled so On a nice cool and brisk day nothing takes the place of a nice hot bowl of homemade soup.
I use whatever I have in the house or freezer and throw in a bag of tomatoes from my garden and let them cook down to nothing ....talk about umm umm good! I think Campbell soup heard me say that :o) It's so surprising to me how many things I can add, all from my freezer and a lot of home grown things, a handful of string beans, a bag of tomatoes.a Jalapeno pepper , a couple of potatoes, okra (Or cactus for substitute,in the Spanish store it's called Pennil < spelling is wrong) A couple spoons of pearl barley, some garlic, some alphabet noodles and some fresh celery....My fridge is a pain in the butt..it freezes things and turning it down means nothing....it's the worst I've ever had in my life...I take my celery and wrap it in paper towels first, then wrap them with a cloth towel, and that keeps it a long time...what I used for the soup was at least two months old ... a little ice was on it , but it thawed out good for the soup and was like it was fresh cut. < just a little money saving tip.

5 comments:

Daisy said...

Ginny, your blog always makes me hungry. :) That soup looks delicious. It is cold and rainy here today and that soup would hit the spot for sure. Your bread looks tasty too. :D

Dorothy said...

Now that gives me an idea for today's lunch! Looks good!

The Gingerbread House said...

Daisy, today it's rainy here and I have leftover soup, no homemade bread, but frozen biscuits :o)

Dorothy, thanks for reminding me of Persimmons on your blog.. I almost got left out.Ginny

Mildred said...

What a delight it is to visit your blog. It's rainy & cool in Georgia and your soup would surely hit the spot today! I enjoyed reading about your persimmon tree too. Have a great day.

ladydi said...

Your celery lasted TWO MONTHS??? That is a storage tip to remember. How wonderful to make soup out of so much of your homegrown produce. Now THAT'S homemade!