Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, January 26, 2015
Savory Soup ~ Snow
I adapted the recipe to work in my crock-pot, so all the ingredients went in at the same time, and cooked on low all day. The original recipe calls for fresh rosemary and fresh thyme, but I only had dried (and it worked).
I omitted the optional Parmesan cheese too. I was completely out of dry white beans, so I opted for organic canned cannenelli beans, and great northern beans. I do think any white bean will work for this soup.
This is basically broth, beans, carrots, onion and garlic, spinach (although any green could be used), thyme, rosemary, a bay leaf, and salt and pepper. I did use the recipes 2 1/2 Tablespoons of suggested soy sauce, but used organic.
Why am I sharing our latest soup? I thought you all could use a break. Yesterday's post was long and windy.
We got more snow yesterday, and it came with blowing and drifting. Our snow fence works well, but we do need a second one.
Hubby had left to go pick up two free truck loads of wood, and told me in a non-nonchalantly sort of way, "it's not that bad out there," when I told him I had to head to the barn. He lied. I did not "suit up" and simply pulled on boots and one jacket (no face mask or scarf). That wind pelted me, and sucked the oxygen right out of my lungs.
Today the school has a two hour delay, and traffic is moving ever so slowly. They kids hoped for a closing, but as of right now, the phone is not ringing. One daughter will need to rise early to shovel out her car. The snow plow fairy showed up here very late and plowed us out, but it continued to snow and drift during the night.