Sunday, October 13, 2013
Soup - the 'drink it Mama' edition
This little pocketful of personality adores soup. Possibly as much as her Mama does... So when I asked what she would like for lunch it was no surprise that she picked soup.
After a quick fridge check we decided to make Honey Parsnip soup. I had a bag of parsnips that I had picked up in the supermarket for a princely sum of 10p! Oh I do love a good bargain.
I love these easy soups. Bung the ingredients in a pan, simmer til cooked and blitz it in the well, blitzer hehe.
But they are warming and filling, and in Autumn what more do you want in a lunch?
And of course, when they are served in cute mugs those portions of soup seem so much better don't they?
We have also been enjoying some amazingly colourful sunsets just now. Ian loves to watch the clouds change colour from the garden... this would be so much easier if those trees would just walk over to the other side of garden. Maybe if I ask them nicely they might?
If you want to make Honey Parsnip soup here is how:
Serves 4 (nice mug sized portions)
You will need
4 medium Parsnips (chopped. I never peel my soup veg)
1 small onion (chopped, and yes peeled hehe)
1 medium carrot (chopped)
1 medium/large potato (chopped)
Chicken or vegetable stock
knob of butter
2 generous tbsp Honey
Seasoning (salt, pepper, pinch of brown sugar)
1. In a largeish saucepan melt the butter on a med heat. Add the veg and cook for a minute or three until the veg just slightly softens.
2. Now add the stock and bring to the boil. Now turn down heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
3. Add the honey and season as required
4. Blend in a blender until smooth
5. Serve with buttered bread.