Soups & Sweet Treat 1.24.13

In November we celebrate the end of harvest.  We still have the rare day when it is warm enough to venture outside in a t-shirt.  We spend a lot of time thinking about & expressing our thanks.

In December the dark envelopes us- however we embrace it with twinkly lights, festive music, holidays, rich food, friends and family.  December is also a time to be thankful for the riches that make our lives complete.

January arrives with a bang.  We start with a clean slate, minds full of well intentioned self improvement in all aspects of our lives.  Then mid January is upon us.  Enthusiasm for the fresh start promised by a new year is starting to wane.  It is cold.  It is dark.  It is still winter and most of the powdery snow that was so beautiful has disappeared.  This is the time of year when I (maybe you too!) need a little pick me up.  The sun on a frigid day is beautiful.  The days ARE getting longer- and a mid winter sunset is a true thing of beauty.  And food- ah yes, food!  What tastes better on a bitter cold day then soup?  Not much.  This weeks soups will give you something to be thankful for at the end of a cold January day.  Yum.

Creamless Broccoli Soup…Okay, the soup is creamless BUT because I think just about anything tastes better with cheddar cheese I need to add some as a garnish!  Easily omitted if you are a vegan 🙂  Ingredients:  Canola oil, onions, celery, garlic, broccoli, veggie stock, quick cooking oatmeal, lemon juice, kosher salt & pepper.  Garnished w. fresh chives & cheddar cheese.  13. per quart served w. bread.  Gluten-free (all my research has shown that oats are ok- if not please let me know!), Vegetarian & Vegan (minus garnish)

Classic Chicken Noodle…due to wonderful feedback from one of my young customers the chicken in the soup will be CHUNKED not shredded!  Ingredients: Canola oil, onions, garlic, home made chicken stock, celery, carrots, chicken, egg noodles, kosher salt, pepper & fresh dill.  13. per quart

Sweet Treat: Cupcake Time!  Chocolate Cupcakes w. Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting- 2. per cupcake

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Published in: on January 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm01  Leave a Comment  

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