Well, OK...So it is only maybe an inch of snow on the ground, but still...
The lovely lady who cleans my apartment didn't show up Wednesday as scheduled. She called to tell me she was a bit under the weather. So this morning she called again to tell me she was still down with some sort of respiratory problem and we decided she should just skip this week and get back on schedule next week. The last thing I need is to be exposed to some bug going around. I'm glad she had the good sense to call me rather than just showing up. The poor thing sounded just awful on the phone. I hope she gets to feeling better soon.
So now that my Friday is free, I am soon off to the kitchen to do some serious slicing and dicing. My grocery order yesterday included the ingredients for a big stockpot full of vegetable soup. Today I will prep the vegetables and tomorrow, combine them and can the soup.
I don't use a recipe as such, but just toss in what I like. There are 6 one pound bags of frozen, mixed vegetables, two pounds of carrots, one bunch of celery, one small cabbage, about four pounds of potatoes and two large cans of crushed tomatoes. These I cover with water and toss in a few beef bouillon cubes along with onion powder, garlic powder, celery seed and dried parsley.
This makes a good soup base that can be eaten as is or if I want a more hardy soup, I just add some of my home canned beef or pork for a meal. This is good thickened served over biscuits, too. It has become a staple in my pantry.
So even though it is cold outside, it is a day of beautiful sunshine. Even the city streets are pretty with a new covering of snow. Enjoy your day as I am enjoying mine. :)
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