Sunday, December 04, 2005

soul soup and cornbread

Forgive me; this post is not going to sound very Minnesotan. If you're looking for fruit soup and lefse, you'll have to go someplace else, ya sure you betcha.

It's a paradox we have around here these days; if we want to see sunlight for a few brief hours, we pay for it in bitter cold. Today the sun made an appearance, and it did not go unnoticed or unappreciated! However, the mercury dipped below zero before sunset. Madcapmum and all you other Canucks out there, thank you so very much for your air. We sure do like it this time of year! (Throwing another log on the fire)

Soup sure feels good lately. Tonight it was heaven; we had some leftover salmon from a few days ago, and some wild rice begging to be cooked. So voila, salmon wild rice soup. I sauteed some celery, onions, and carrots (Wish I could say these were all from my own garden, but alas no...) in butter, added some garlic, flour, salt and pepper, and a little chicken broth, then added the cooked wild rice and the flaked salmon (the outdoor cats got the skins...their lucky day indeed!) and cooked for a while. Then some half-and-half and a can of cream of chicken soup, and a little bit of the merlot we had left in a box (don't worry, it's all gone now!). Simmer for a while, and in the meantime, bake cornbread. Enjoy. And I will enjoy it tomorrow for lunch as well.


madcapmum said...

Deb-my-dear, I don't know whose cold air you've got, but I assure you we've kept hold of all ours up here! -25C yesterday, supposed to be -30C tomorrow. Brrr. Wish I had a woodstove, working on that one. We finished the soup pot this weekend, time to start another one, I guess. Brrr.

Brrrrr. Brrrr.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

That soup does sound quite yummy. A nice warming way to spend a cold, cold day.

I remember someone telling me once, many years ago, that the only thing between the arctic air and the midwest are a few fences! It must blow awfully cold through madcapmum's neighborhood on its way to you.

lené said...

Sounds delicious. Glad we're not sub-zero yet. Eeek!