Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A Yummy "Stone Soup" For A Cold "Soupy Tuesday"
******* I just want to thank all of you who have been sending well wishes to my mom who is in a rehab center for her back. She is coming along, but it is very slow going and thank you for your prayers and thoughts. Also want to let you know that I will be only posting on “Soupy Tuesday” for a while. I also want to mention that on January 18th is my “5th” year Blog Anniversary. So please come back on next Tuesday the 19th for that, I have so much to be grateful for. Thank you dear family and friends.**********
The soup that I would love to share with you today is called “Stone Soup.” I remember when my son Paul, was young and in school, he had a teacher called Sister Grace Ann, at St. Kevin’s, which is located in Flushing. Sister Grace Ann asked each child to bring in a flat stone so they could make “Stone Soup.” You can imagine what questions I got from my son, “Are we going to eat the stone?” etc. It was such a wonderful lesson that he learned and we had so much fun looking for a flat stone, which he brought to school for class that day. All the children were glued to Sister Grace Ann as she told the story of “Stone Soup.” The classic tale tells of three hungry travelers who encourage an entire community to work together to make a feast fit for a king. It starts with water and a stone, and slowly the soup builds into a healthy and hearty meal with everyone contributing an important ingredient. Much more than a classic folk tale, “Stone Soup” is an inspirational story about the strength people possess when they work together.
So, come on in and create a big pot with your family and friends.. Here is a simple but enjoyable recipe that will bring everyone together for a delicious soup. Don’t forget to find that flat stone, which is an important ingredient in making your own “Stone Soup.”
Number of servings: 8
1 large cleaned flat stone
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 potatoes, peeled & chopped
2 large carrots, peeled & sliced
4 cups chicken broth, homemade
vegetable stock, or water
1 cup tomato sauce
1- 15.5 oz can corn, drained
1- 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 to 2 cups cooked meat (Chicken or Turkey)
1 cup cooked beans (your choice)
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper and peas
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large stockpot, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring, on medium-low for five minutes. Place a stone in bottom of pot. Add the potatoes and carrots and stir. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Stir in the broth and puree. Add the corn, tomatoes, meat, beans, peppers, peas, and seasonings. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Adjust seasonings.
Till Next Time………………………………...
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