Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The smells of fall

This cooler weather makes me want to cook. I could make soup every day of the week.

This is my latest pot. It's called CABBAGE SOUP. Here's the recipe:

7 -8 cups chicken broth
1 cup long-grain white rice, such as basmati or jasmine
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 pound kielbasa, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 medium green cabbage, cored and finely shredded
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 3/4 cups of the chicken broth with the rice and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 18 minutes, until the rice is tender.
Meanwhile, in a soup pot, heat the oil. Add the kielbasa and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the onion and cabbage and cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the remaining broth and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderately low heat until the cabbage is tender, 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, stir in the rice and serve.

I then made Judy's Pumpkin gingerbread. I added Missouri black walnuts. Raisins would be good too, however, someone in this household won't eat them. Go here if you'd like her recipe.

While all of the above was either simmering or baking, I made a double batch of kettle corn. The grand kids were coming after school and would need a snack.

Look at this real cool handkerchief I bought Saturday in Rosebud Missouri. Can you imagine getting a birthday handkerchief?

I got all 6 of these for $5.00 It was the buy of the day. Around here they usually got for $2 to $5 a piece.

BRB, time for another piece of pumpkin bread and cup of hot steamy black coffee!
Bon appetit'!!


Mel said...

What a cozy post today!!
MMMMmmmmm! Yummy smells and charming finds!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Soup looks wonderful! And the bread too. I will try them both. Tonight I'm making pumpkin fudge. Have you had trouble finding canned pumpkin lately? It's going like hotcakes around here. -Tammy p.s. pretty hankies too - great buy.

Sara said...

You said it Mel "Cozy post!"

Oh, you're killin' me with that pumpkin bread with black walnuts. Drooooool..