A RAINY DAY IN MONTANA....CALLS FOR A BIG POT O' SOUP..........
Here is how it looked from our balcony two days ago........here is what it looks like today......
Had a nice rain overnight and now low clouds with an overcast sky. I always think these low, low clouds look like Santa's eyebrows....makes me smile! Anyway......
On these kind of days...I like to make my clean out the refrigerator soup....
I'm sure each of you has a recipe for this but here is mine:
One large chicken breast boiled in water used to make broth for soup and meat used in soup.
Two Johnsonville Brats....I fry these in a pan and cut them up in pieces before adding to my stock.
Here is what I used today as I had these things on hand...
Diced chicken and Brats
Piece of kale
Two organic carrots
Diced onion to taste
Garlic to taste
Sweet potato left over from last night
One small can of beans....any kind...I used navy....since they were what I had on hand
You can also add a can of diced tomatoes if desired....I didn't today
Salt and pepper
Also....throw in any herbs you might like in your soup. I only have fresh Basil on hand and don't know if I will add this today.
Another thing I used leftovers for is croutons.
I love croutons in homemade soup. I had some left over hamburger buns so I simply diced them up....drizzled olive oil over it...and popped my cookie sheet in the oven set at 400 degrees and baked until nice a brown. You need to keep an eye on these as they will burn easily....LOL....I know from experience...LOL LOL.
Well that is it for today....going to have my homemade soup for dinner this evening....
Here is a huge hug from my kitchen to yours!~!!!!!