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ZUCCHINI SOUP - long awaited... 
Jun. 20, 2012 6:15 pm 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2012 7:00 pm
Well folks, I finally seemed to have worked "the itch" out of my system, and made the Z soup!  Of course, afterwards, I put up two lbs of strawberries (we needed some jam) and have thus far fed myself not only soup for lunch, but a decent dinner, also...  At last, the "alphabet soup" series has come to it's end, allowing me to follow other adventures of CrazyCook! 

Zucchini Soup courtesy of "Fannie Farmer Cookbook" is as follows, and makes about 4 cups of finished soup.

1 T butter of olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced potato
1/2 lb zucchini, sliced or diced
3 cups beef broth
1 T lemon juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp dried dill

Put the butter (or oil,) onion and potato into a 2-3 quart microwave safe casserole, cover, and microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Add zucchini, re-cover, and microwave on high an additional 4-5 minutes, or until zucchini is tender.  Puree the veg's in a blender or food processor, with 1/2 cup of the broth.  Return to casserole, add remaining broth, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mix sour cream with the dill.  Top each serving of soup with a dollop of sour cream.

I used a good splash of olive oil to cook the onion and potato in, but feel that the end result would have been less "oily" if I'd used butter or margarine (or "measured? the oil...)  When I added the lemon juice, I tasted, and gave it another shot... another mistake, as the lemon was a bit overpowering.  (To the remaining, I'll add more broth to "dilute" the flavor.)  Otherwise, I did enjoy the soup, finding it rather refreshing on such a hot day!

As I've "souped" my way from A to Z, I've also learned a few things to remember in future endeaver's.  I'm not a huge fan of pureed soup, preferring to have some "chunks" to give it substance.  I DO NOT hate chicken broth as much as I'd guessed from the start!  In fact, I've begun purchasing "bone in" chicken whenever possible... collecting bones in the freezer until I have an adequate amount for making broth, rather than buying it.  So, there you have it!  Later I'll post the list of all of the soups I've made over the past few months, so stay tuned for that, if you're interested. 

Till later, be happy, be healthy, cook crazy!
Jun. 21, 2012 2:01 am
good morning stevie, my goodness your soup does sound good,i will have to try this one, your last was a winner, i made it as written and loved it, had none left for the freezer,the couple that i was feeding loved it also, thanks for all the great soups, later friend, judy....
Jun. 21, 2012 5:45 am
That soup sounded really good! I have a Fanny Farmer Cookbook, I'll have to look that up!
Jun. 21, 2012 9:37 am
Judy, glad that you enjoyed the Yellow Pea, and know that you'll use up your zucchini in no time, lol! Be well, friend!
Jun. 21, 2012 9:39 am
Cat, I posted the recipe above as written, if you don't find it in your cookbook... Be well, and "soup" your way into summer!
Jun. 21, 2012 10:38 am
Stevie-this looks easy and there is always plenty of zucchini around here. THanks for sharing.
Jun. 21, 2012 11:18 am
I make something similar, replacing the beef broth with chicken. It isn't meant to be, but it tastes pretty good cold the next day. Good job and I am saving the whole list as a weblink.
Jun. 21, 2012 3:38 pm
Lela, hope you enjoy lots of soups! Be well!
Jun. 21, 2012 3:39 pm
BigShotsMom, if you decide to "try" one of the soups that I've not left a "link" to, I've got them all in print in a binder, and will be happy to share! Be well, friend!
Jun. 21, 2012 4:08 pm
I wonder if I am related to "Fannie Farmer" since I hold the same last name.
Jun. 21, 2012 7:00 pm
King, wonder if a little research might enlighten you on that one... Be well, and let me know!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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