Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thanks for the Idea, B.J.!

Thanks to B.J. who told me the other day that she was having soup for supper. This inspired me to make some soup of my own! I also baked a loaf of bread. I haven't done this in a long time, so I kind of forgot how to bake bread. Fortunately, I had the old breadmaker, complete with its handy-dandy guide to help me along the way! I tweaked a recipe than I had been using--it worked out pretty well anyway. I made a loaf with half bread flour and half whole wheat flour. I also substituted honey for the sugar, and I put a half cup of oats in it.

As far as the soup went, I tried to do a low-sodium vegetable soup. I started out with some water (I don't tend to measure when I make soup). I then added one large potato, cubed. I cooked this for a while, and then I added one can of dark red kidney beans, one can of corn, and one can of peas. Side note: being a vegetarian, I have soy meat substitutes, most of which need to be refrigerated or frozen. Anyhow, I dumped some frozen Tender Rounds (these are a veggie's equivalent of meatballs) into the mix to thaw out and gather some of the soup's flavor. I did mess up by not adding seasoning earlier to let it all cook together, but eh, it was good anyway. After the Tender Rounds had cooked, I added a half can of tomato paste and shook in a hearty amount of Montreal steak seasoning. Voila!

Now I'm curious to know what kind of soup Calista Blu had.


B. Roan said...

The soup sounds yummy, and so does the fresh baked bread. Calista blu's Hubby isn't a vegetarian, so he made Chicken with wild rice soup. I have not idea his ingredients, but it sure was good. I have four portions frozen for later use. BJ

Ray said...

The soup does sounds yummy.

You should teach Sarah how to make all these yummy foods.... then when I come home, I can try them!

Did she ever tell you the story about the time she made meat loaf?!


Kris said...

Sounds good to me, but then again I know how much of a good cook you are. Keep on keeping on!:)

"Sunshine" said...

Thank you, B.J., Ray, and Kris!

Ray, in response to your meatloaf question... no, for some strange reason she's never divulged this information to me. But now you've piqued my curiousity, and I need to know!