Soups & Sweet Treat 2.21.13

This will be the last Thursday soup of February.  I will be taking a soupcation during my girls winter break.  Looking forward to visiting with family, taking a few small trips, and ending the vacation with a sojourn to the water park at Jay Peak- I may even to the chute with my oldest daughter (maybe)!  Both these soups freeze well- you may want to order an extra to tide you over until the stock pots return!

Beef & Black Bean Chili…what better way to end the month then with this VERY popular chili.  Beef, black beans & tomatoes simmered w. smoky chipotles.  YUM!  Ingredients: Organic ground beef, black beans, red onions, tomatoes, chipotles in adobo, kosher salt & pepper, cilantro & lime juice  Garnished w. jack cheese, sour cream & lime marinated red onions.  13. per quart served w. bread  Gluten-Free

MInestra of Squash & Rice w. Sage…risotto in soup form.  Ingredients: olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, butternut squash, veggie stock, Arborio rice, kosher salt, pepper, parsley & sage.  Garnished w. fried sage leaves & parmesan cheese.  13. per quart served w. bread.  Vegetarian, Vegan (minus the cheese garnish) & gluten-free

Carrot Cake Cupcakes w. Cream Cheese Frosting- 2. cupcake


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Soups & Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day!

How lucky am I that Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year?  Order a quart or two of soup & a luscious sweet treat to share with the one you love- be it just you, your family or your sweetie!  While going out to a romantic dinner is great- so it staying home and curling up with a warm bowl of goodness- it’s also easier on the wallet!

Roasted Beet Borscht…this soup creams Valentine’s Day when a dollop of sour cream is stirred in, what a pretty shade of pink!  Ingredients: local beets, onions, garlic, carrots, veggie stock, fresh thyme, bay leaves, tich of honey, tich of red wine vinegar, kosher salt & pepper.  Garnished w. fresh dill & sour cream.  13. per quart served w. bread for dipping.  Vegetarian, Vegan (sans sour cream) & Gluten-Free

Lentil, Sausage & Chard Soup…yum, yum, yum!  Read last weeks post for ingredients.  13. per quart served w. bread for dipping.

Sweet Treat:  Salted Carmel Brownies…2. per brownie

Published in: on February 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm02  Comments (1)  

Soups & Sweet Treat 2.7.13

January is over- what a long month!  This morning I am heading down to the waterfront to cheer on my oldest daughter and many of her Champlain Elementary peers & teachers as they plunge into the lake to raise money for the Vermont Special Olympics.  The crazy things people do for a great cause!  Too bad they don’t have quarts of soup to warm them after their plunge!

Lentil Soup w. Sausage, Chard & Garlic…a delicious, hearty soup!  Ingredients:  olive oil, sweet Italian sausage, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, brown lentils, bay leaves, tomatoes, swiss chard, kosher salt & pepper.  Garnished w. garlic oil & Romano.  13. per quart served w. bread.  Gluten-Free

Eastern European Vegetable Stew…hearty, healthy, pretty & delectable…Ingredients: olive oil, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, beets, kosher salt, bay leaves, fresh thyme, cider vinegar & spinach.  Garnished w. optional sour cream.  13. per quart served w. bread- Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free

Sweet Treat: Carrot Cake Cupcakes w. Cream Cheese Frosting- 2. per cupcake

Published in: on February 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm02  Leave a Comment