Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Winter Warmer

I think that there is nothing quite like a nice bowl of piping hot homemade soup to warm you up on a cold wintery day.

There were a few spare vegetables that had been lurking about in my fridge for a little while, so I decided to use them up and make some soup for my lunch. This isn't something that I would really call a recipe ~ as it isn't exactly rocket science to chop a few vegetables, bung them in a pan and make them into soup. But this is how I made mine today::

My ingredients were ~

5 Carrots
5 medium potatoes
2 small leeks
2 cloves of garlic
2 pints of stock

First, peel and chop your choice of vegetables ~ not rocket science!

Saute the crushed garlic and leeks in a little olive oil until softened ~

Bung the rest of the chopped vegetables into the pan ~

Cover with your choice of stock ~ I have to admit that I cheat a little bit here and always use shop bought stock ~ and then leave to simmer until the vegetables are cooked ~

You can then either serve the soup a bit lumpy and rustic looking as it is ~ or leave it to cool for a little while and then whizz it up with a blender.

I have to do this with all my homemade soups as my Miss Fussy Gussy daughter refuses to entertain the idea of eating anything that contains either onions or leeks! I have therefore done the good dutiful motherly thing today of blitzing the said soup to within an inch of it's life in order to eradicate all traces of leek! :O)xx


Victoria said...

Oh, yum! I am a huge soup fan and regularly make veg-that-need-using-up soup. Perfect for a frosty day. x

Country Girl said...

Nothing beats homemade soup - it looks yummy.

Floss said...

That looks wonderful - we've been eating tomato soup I froze in the summer, for a little taste of the garden in midwinter! I should make some wintery ones too, though. I I have a fussy eater too - he'll eat whiteish/yellowish soups but no other colour, just in case!

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Julie said...

That is remarkably like the soup we have just had for tea, except ours had a little celery too! We also have veg problems, mostly with Angus but I'm now refusing to puree everything and he just has to get on with it - he's getting better slowly. Have you come across Nigel Slater's Lazy Loaf? It is really simple and great with soup and the kids love it....I think it'll come up if you google it, or if not, and if you are interested get in touch and I can send it to you.

Kate said...

Looks delicious, we all love soup here, especially on days as cold as this. I've got a big pan of lentil and veggie soup simmering at the moment for tomorrow and Saturday's lunches, to be served with a homemade crusty loaf - mmmm! K xx