Snowy Day — Soup and Sandwich:
We are already into the third week of January. In my last posting I declared that January would be the Month-of-Soup. Well, we recently had a total Minnesota Snow-Day — A perfect day to make SOUP. I did not go out to the market for any specific ingredients, I simply made Soup — With WHATEVER ingredients I had in my kitchen….my fridge….my pantry.
So, what did I have in my life? Some mushrooms, some already sauteed chard, some Chorizo sausage. And from my pantry — A can of diced tomato, a can of white beans. Yep — I could make SOUP! And I even had a Bowl to serve it in.
The Food — Soup with Whatever is Available:
I guess I’m naming this a Beany Soup with other good stuff. To repeat the ingredients again — I sauteed mushrooms; also Chorizo sausage. Then added some tasty chicken stock, a can of diced tomatoes, and a can of white beans (white chili beans), and a few tablespoons of tomato paste. Once simmering, I added the already sauteed chard (so that it would stay bright green). It was so easy, so flavorful — And perfect for a snowy day!! The Chorizo added a just-perfect spiciness to the hearty, earthy flavors — All topped with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan.
So enjoyable along with a grilled cheese sandwich (my favorite)! I strongly recommend — The next time you have a snow-day in your life, make your own Soup — With Whatever-is-Available.
The Pottery — MaashaClay Bowl & Plate:
For my Soup and Sandwich — I’m choosing my very own MaashaClay Bowl and Plate — Both stoneware, with slips and ash glazes in a geometric (slightly carved) design. I’m sharing several plates I make with these glazes.
Hope everyone enjoyed my second January installment of Soup — Now, I must go out and shovel more snow!!