Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Soup Pot

Come fall and into winter, on the back burner of the stove is the copper soup pot.
Into this pot goes that straggler carrot, a stalk or two of celery, a smidgen of peas and perhaps some pasta or rice.
It's a tradition of my grandmother who always had one on the back of her stove. Every day the "soup" is a bit different but always good and makes for a good savory lunch (along with a slice of good bread). It is often our winter lunch and it changes from day to day depending upon what dinner brings the night before.

My grandmother would put her "pot" on the back porch (which was unheated in the winter) -- I put mine in the fridge. But after the breakfast dishes, back it goes on the back burner to simmer until it is lunchtime!

It's a winter staple -- this soup pot and some of our best lunches come from the goodness within!


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Soup - yum!
Copper Soup pot - even yummier!!!!

I love your story... life was so much more simple back then.


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

YUM! I wish I could have that every day.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

YUM! I wish I could have that every day.

house things said...

I like this story, as well. Love to have soup when it is chilly outside.

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha, great story....... it brings back memories because my Grandmother use to do the same in the winter time the soup went onto the back covered veranda which was also un/heated. Love soup at my house in the cold also.

La Table De Nana said... have great pots:)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how you found me over at GOTJ, but I am so glad you did. You have a delightful blog and I am going to be popping over from time to time for sure especially after a looking around and seeing your delicious recipes.

I noticed you enjoyed scones and thought you might like to read about my scone making experience.

I've have a scone recipe from 1907 that you might enjoy . It came from a book I bought here in Cornwall, England.

Martha said...

What a great recipe and I may have to try it -- love scones and the ones in England were the best! (Perhaps it was the lard!)

Penny said...

I love the tradition of keeping the soup pot going. Such a wonderful way to save scraps and eat well at the same time. My red Le Creuset pot is on the stove as I write.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful story. I really like your soup pot as well.

Unknown said...

We are starting the soups again. I agree-- so yummy with a slice of bread (homemade crusty bread).

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

We eat lots of soup , but I like this idea!! We had a weird one tonight...but I did like it ; it was a pumpkin black bean soup.

Charm and Grace said...

Oh, I love this post! I love soup... almost any kind. What a great thing to have a standing pot of soup on the stove. I may just have to borrow that tradition.