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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Looks Perfectly Awful...

....but I promise it was scrumdillicious!  I'm normally a terrible cook.  Well, maybe not terrible.  But I don't like it at all.  I so wish I did because I think it would be the most fun ever if I could.  I'd walk around in my kitchen with one of my cute, cute aprons on (I have several of course) and a wooden spoon in my hand (I have several of those too) and pretend to be Paula Deen.  I resemble her I think.  Well, we both have white hair and we're both Raphaelisque.  *(plump)  But yesterday I outdid myself!  I determined to cook out of my pantry and chose a nice vegetable soup.  It was a chilly day and soup would hit the spot, yes it would.  I stood in front of my shelves and pondered something a friend said recently about me..."there's a show about hoarders, you know."  He was referring to my sewing room but only because he hasn't seen my pantry.  I thought to myself, "self, everyone else just throws things into the pot and it comes out delicious and you can do that too!"  And so I did.

Would you like the recipe?  Because I excelled...Chef Marlene will now be embroidered on a hat and I will wear it proudly.
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can green beans
1 can black beans, rinsed
2 cans niblet corn
1 can carrots
2 onions, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 jar beef gravy
2 heaping tablespoons beef bouillion
2 jars of home canned venison burger (yes I most certainly did can this!)

Simmer about 3 hours

Chef Marlene at your service.


Michelle said...

Good for you! That's about how I make my vegetable and chicken soup, and if the pot isn't full enough, I go get some more! Good job!

Patricia said...

You almost made, kinda sorta, but lacking a few ingredients, taco soup! . I'm sure your soup was delicious, it looks like it would be. Did you make a big pan of cornbread?

My daughter has a new recipe for potato soup, and everyone who has eaten it raves about it. The next cold spell I'm going make it. It only has a gazillion calories in it!

I'm going to try Judy L.'s white bread recipe, too. It's been years since I baked a loaf of bread, so I'm don't have high hopes of it turning out right.

Take care . . .

Quiltdoodles said...

Soup sounds good. I dislike cooking and consequently I'm a terrible cook. I am always looking for a good recipe. Thanks. :)

Julie Fukuda said...

Sounds yummy and looks like enough for more than one meal. I know more than I want to about hoarding. Cans on the top shelf (no pantry here) went bad while being saved for the perfect occasion and boxes turned buggy. Guess I should have made soup.

Needled Mom said...

I love a good hearty soup. YUM!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Soup, oh yummy. My favorite in the fall and winter. I just start and put stuff in. Never quite know what will end up in the pot. It always ends up way more than 2 people can eat so the excess goes in the freezer. I am not a good cook either, at least you sew good. LOL

Angie said...

Marlene you should write a book! This post was inspired.....and Julie Fukuda has given you the perfect title. Could YOU resist a book called "I Guess I Should Have Made Soup...."?

Arkansas Patti said...

Not having venison burger- will have to substitute. Looks great.
I will have to borrow the term "Raphaelisque". Much more elegant sounding.

Elora said...

My kinda cookin'! Chicken bones are pressuring on the back of the woodstove as I write. Chicken soup on the way this evening!