Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mommy Soup Six, Seven and Ate

Debbie's car had issues last week so she couldn't take us shopping. The soups came out of whatever we had. I had a can of white beans and had intended to buy some ham to make soup with it. Instead I used what is becoming a default of bacon, onion, celery and carrot. Added the beans and chicken stock. It was good. We keep ending up with one bowl left over, which I have to stretch in some way. I tossed the left over in the freezer because I wanted to wait until I could buy more of the smoked canned tomatoes.
I also had some French lentils. I didn't use bacon but onion, celery, carrot and mushrooms. Added the lentils and stock. One bowl left. Can't figure out how that happens but I'm thinking I'll use the tomatoes to stretch it as well.
This week will be finishing lots of stretched soups so I can focus on cookies. I drive myself a little crazy over the cookies every year. I always start with doughs I can roll into logs and toss into the freezer. After I've baked a bunch of other cookies I can slice and bake off all of the freezer cookies. The goal is variety. Mom makes Russian Tea cakes, (also known as Mexican Wedding cakes) Snickerdoodles and Fudge. I'm going to make one more freezer dough today and maybe another kind.
I'm making chicken stew and mashed potatoes tonight.