|Romanian Potato Soup (Not mine...but similar visually)|
Nothing can quite compare to a spicy soup on a lazy day. Spicy only because my hand shakes too much cayenne from its container. Thanksgiving is only a few days away and keeping meals light is a must. Preparation is key. As is fasting after the meal!
I decided to chop up two medium potatoes. I grabbed one large carrot and peeled it. Once peeled, I peeled thin discs from the carrot and set it aside. Crunching approximately eight good-sized cloves of garlic and cutting those up roughly before tossing it in one can of simmering chicken broth (99% fat-free, no MSG, low sodium).
Tossing everything in the pot, along with two more cans of chicken broth and the water I kept the potatoes in. Everything may now boil for a long while. Bri wanted noodles, so I found a bit of Wacky Mac.
I should let you know I would have added celery and onions but I haven't gone to the store yet (I know, what am I waiting for? It is Thanksgiving in a few days!), so everything we had available went into the pot.
My next step was adding parsley, cayenne, thyme, basil, rosemary, Himalayan salt, and freshly ground pepper. Did I mention I added loads of parsley? Because that is exactly what I do when I make soup. Once the pot was ready, I added the colorful Wacky Mac and a half of a can of chicken broth. My last step includes the second half of the chicken broth. I toss in a package of country gravy mix, whip it around and toss it in the soup. It needed a second pack but it maintained a nice thickness that went well with the soup.
You know the soup is good when your husband goes back for seconds. Then I save the rest for lunch this week. It is amazing that the price of lunch has gone from $4 each day - five years ago - to approximately $6 per day, in my personal experience. Therefore, I need to buy less lunch and eat more leftovers. Really, I'm the winner in this situation.
|Maybe Frog Soup next Sunday?|