Oct. 27, 2011 9:58 am
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011 3:37 pm
With the outside temp finally dipping below triple digits, I'm guessing that it
might just be time to begin my "Alphabet Soup" series... I've got little to nothing to do today, except spending the day in the crazykitchen, rattling pots and pans!
Last afternoon/evening, I tossed a pork shoulder roast into the crock pot - a splash of water, sliced onion, and a sprinkle of salt. I'm wanting to keep it simple so as to shred the pork, and freeze it for use(s) in multiple entrees over time, from bbq sandwiches
to egg rolls!
Today will be 'all about soup.' On the menu for "A" is Autumn Soup. From my "Italian" cookbook, calls for a mix of zuchinni, bell pepper, onion, carrot and lentils, in a chicken broth seasoned with salt, pepper, and curry powder. The rec says to puree the
final product... but I think first time around, I might leave it as is... I'm concerned that the color may be rather gross looking (making it less desireable.) After all, we do "eat with our eyes" first.
Most of the 26 recipes I've rounded up (one "recipe name" for each letter of the alphabet) I've either NEVER made, and many, NEVER eaten, so it should be kinda fun to try a number of soups that are "foreign" to me. I'm figuring two recipes/week, I'll arrive
at the letter "Z" before triple digits return! It's also been kind of interesting searching for recipes... some letters of the alphabet are rather difficult to find a soup "name" that corresponds. Surprising to me, one of the most difficult has been the
letter K! Short of "kale," I'm coming up zero, so if you have any suggestions, I'm certainly open to alternatives (I suspect that Kale will end up rather slimy - not an attribute, in my opinion!) Regardless, it's my aim to prepare, taste test, and report,
on 26 soup recipes, in order of the alphabet by title of the recipe. Many of my "chosen" are out of the myriad of cookbooks on my shelf, but of course, I'm also using a number of recipes from AR, and will attempt (to remember) to state for each, where I found
the recipe, at the time that I post it.
So, put on your "crazy" thinking caps, and toss out some suggestions... I'll consider my "list" a guide, but some of your suggestions may sound better than my choices! I could post the entire list... but I'm thinking that as it's "subject to change" I'll hold
off... So, I'll be back later to report on Autumn Soup... meantime...
Be healthy, be happy, be crazy!