It's been cold on the prairie
these first few days of January
Cold as in below freezing . . .
way below freezing.
One of the pleasures
of cold weather
is the soup pot.
And daily one is simmering on the stove at Linderhof.
It makes a great lunch
Or an easy light dinner after a meeting
and after a hearty lunch.
We were gifted with some great beef bones
Simmered slowly with onions, carrots, celery and bay leaf
Until there's a rich broth.
Bones and vegetables removed, broth strained, meat pieces added back in
And the whole cooled so that the fat rises to the top and can be skimmed.
Then fresh vegetables . . .
carrots, onions, potatoes and celery, a bit of cabbage and a jar of home canned summer tomatoes
Simmered until all is done.
With a thick slice of Rita Barr's potato bread slathered in butter
It makes a great lunch or dinner.
Served in and on the Spode blue and white.