Soups & Sweet Treat For February 10, 2011

Albondigas Soup…Albondigas are meatballs and known to many as Mexican Soul Food.  While this soup has flourished into a Mexican Cultural favorite its roots date back to the 6th century when Islamic influence dominated Southwestern Europe.  Then in the 13th century the Spaniards conquered the region…from there albondigas made its way to Mexico by way of the conquistadors.  Due to its long history there are numerous variations of this soup.  The ingredients for my favorite version are…Plainfield ground turkey, onion, celery, green pepper, garlic, cumin, eggs, white rice, salt & pepper, olive oil, carrots, tomato, chicken stock, cilantro, and peas.  Served w/ Tortillas. 

13. per quart

I have been waiting  to do a beet soup!  In honor of the holiday of glitter and glue (Valentine’s Day) the vegetarian soup of the week will be Roasted Beet Borscht.   While not a “traditional” borscht it is still yummy and warm and will turn a lovely shade of pink with sour cream swirled in.  Ingredients are: local beets, salt & pepper, fresh thyme, onion, carrots, garlic, vegetable stock, red wine vinegar, honey, fresh dill.  Garnished w/grated apple in lemon juice, fresh dill and sour cream.  Served w/multigrain bread.  12. per quart

Sweet Treat…Coffee Crunch Bars…a crunchy dessert with coffee and toffee flavors.  Ingredients…flour, baking powder, salt, butter, dark brown sugar, instant espresso powder, almond extract, semisweet chocolate chips, and sliced almonds.

2. per bar

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  1. Hi,

    We would love the beet soup ! Thank you, Anne


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