Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weekly Menu 12/15 - 12/20

We spent last week in San Francisco & now were back home in Minneapolis where the high today is supposed to be -2 F! We have a wind chill alert warning of windchills between -25 & -35 F. I love the fact that the National Weather Service cations in their alert that if you must go out wear a hat & gloves. Luckily we don't have to leave the house today & have plenty of warm satisfying meals on the menu for the rest of the week.

I seem to have caught a bug while in traveling but luckily Matt made me a big pot of homemade vegetable soup last night. Just the thing with a few crackers & some ginger ale.
Matt's Vegetable Rice Soup
Matt's Vegetable Rice Soup

1 T olive oil
1 c diced onion
20 oz whole canned tomatoes, drained
3 c vegetable stock
1 turnip, peeled & diced
2 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled & diced
4 medium carrots, peeled & sliced
1 c cabbage, chopped
2/3 c rice
1 bay leaf
1/8 t dried thyme
salt & pepper

In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions & sauté for about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes & smash a little with your spoon then cook for 5 more minutes. Add the vegetable stock & use immersion blender to process until smooth. Add remaining ingredients & bring to a boil. Cover & turn heat to low. Simmer for 45 - 60 minutes until rice is cooked & vegetables are tender.

Serves 4

On to Menu Planning Monday....

Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash
Chile - Always a spur of the moment creation by Matt & always good
Roast Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables
Meatball Sandwiches
Twice Baked & Stuffed Potatoes
Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup - We've made this soup from from Culinary Adventures of a New Wife before & its so good!

7 comments:

Peter M said...

Kat, I love cabbage in soups...healthy, hearty and to me, tasty. I also add some heat.

jillian said...

Vegetable soup is so good wen you are under the weather. Feel better!

Deborah said...

I'm not feeling so bad with our 20F temps now! I hope you are feeling better -I'm sure this soup helped!

giz said...

Warm soup = quick recovery -hope you have one.

Grace said...

nice hubby--his love and that soup'll definitely cure what ails ya. :)

Lori said...

Very sweet of him to make that for you. Cabbage add such sweetness to soups!

Stephen Gross said...

I made the soup, with the following modifications:

* No turnips
* Added a bit of bacon & chorizo

Pretty good! It came out more like a stew than a soup, which was fine. The only downside is that I didn't have fresh bread available :(

Thanks for the recipe,
Keep up the good work,
--Steve

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