Last year I received a collection of recipes from my husband’s aunt. There were a lot of family favorites that I have used and a few that I had not seen. One was for Corn Chowder. It sounded great, so we gave it a try. I tried tweaking the recipe several times, but it still was off. So I started searching and found a couple of different recipes. I combined them, and added some seasoning. I must say after making my version twice now, my family likes it better than the old family recipe. Shhh… don’t tell anyone.
Today is Homemade Soup Day – can you guess what’s for dinner?
Minestrone soup is a favorite around here. This super quick recipe has become a staple during winter months. I can keep all the ingredients on hand (except the spinach- which is optional). And it cooks up quick, which is very important for my busy family. It is a complete meal in one bowl.
For all you foodies out there, yesterday was National Homemade Soup Day. On a cold winter day, nothing is better than a bowl of homemade soup.
A family favorite around my house is Hamburger Vegetable Soup. It has enough meat to keep the hubby happy and lots of vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas, and celery). I love the recipe because I can throw it in the slow-cooker and have dinner on the table when the hubby gets home from work.
HAMBURGER VEGETABLE SOUP
Dissolve bouillon in water. Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
The next time the weather is cold and rainy, mix up a batch of Hamburger Vegetable Soup and stay warm.
Here is the recipe card (Hamburger Vegetable Soup) to add to your collection.
Brrrrr. It is cold outside! Here in Florida we will barely get above freezing. On days like today, I am thankful to be able to stay at home and not have to get out and face the elements. Yes, I know that it is colder in other parts of the country, but one month ago it was 85 and I was wearing shorts and flip-flops. I know, I know, pull up my big girl panties and deal with it.
Now back to the topic at hand…
It is time to make something for dinner that will warm you from the inside out. I have two options for you. The first is Gumbo that was originally posted last year. I also have a new recipe for you today – Chili. Now, I am not talking about “five-alarm” chili that burns on the way down, but a mild to medium heat chili.
This is my take on my mom’s chili. I am not sure where the recipe originally came from. Continue reading “Slow-cooker Chili”
As the weather is starting to turn cooler and we are longing for something warm and comforting, gumbo is the perfect dish. Gumbo is a hearty stew-like dish loaded with flavor, and a little bit of spice, served over a bowl of steaming hot rice. I have shared my recipe in January (here). So head on over and make a pot for dinner tonight or print the recipe to save for another night.
Gumbo has always been a sore subject at my house. I grew up eating gumbo with okra. My husband detests okra. Not only does he not like the texture of boiled okra, he also hates the taste and will not even eat fried okra. So, for most of our marriage I made it without. But it was never quite right. My husband knowing how much I missed okra finally agreed to let me add it. Since then, he has come to accept okra and has encouraged me to make it with okra ever since.
Happy Gumbo Day!