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.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Soup Pot

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.


Blondie's Journal said...

You have me inspired, Martha! Stay warm!


Rowan said...

I make a lot of soup in the winter too, it's the perfect winter lunch.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sounds delicious Martha, and definitely comfort food here as well during the winter. I generally make vegetarian soups but hearty ones with meat are welcome too.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, this looks soooooooo good. Hugs, Marty

Pondside said...

Soup and bread with a good crust - it just doesn't get much better!

Rebecca said...

The only thing better than soup would be eating it in front of a fireplace. And we don't have one :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Your soup looks delicious!!!
My maternal Grandmother showed me how to "skim the fat"! Not many people seem to do that in their recipes now.
I declare we should deem January on the Prairie...Soup Month!!!