Thursday, November 11, 2010
When I sent a shout-out for soup ideas the other week, I got the neatest email from Sharon.
She makes Stone Soup and asks every guest to bring an ingredient for the pot.
Isn't that a clever idea? I LOVE IT!
Do you remember that old story? It goes like this:
Some hungry strangers come to town. The townspeople are stingy and won't share their food with the hungry travelers. So the hungry travelers fill their pot with water, go to the town square and begin making their famous Stone Soup. They make a great production of it and add a very special stone to the pot of water as the townspeople gather. What are you doing? Making our famous Stone Soup! You can't make soup out of a stone. Oh yes! It's the best soup ever, just wait until you taste it....Ah, but 'tis even more tasty with a carrot. So a townsperson ran home and got a carrot from his pantry. Oh yes! Now it will truly be delicious! Hmmm, if only we had a bit of onion to go in there, then it would be the best Stone Soup ever. And it continued. And continued. Until the travelers wound up with a rich and satisfying soup.
I'll definitely do Stone Soup idea next year. Here's Sharon's basic recipe for Stone Soup. Thanks Sharon!
1 clean stone
20 cups chicken broth
2 cloves garlic
2 stalks celery
2 cans beans
1/2 - 1 tsp each various herbs, like thyme, rosemary, oregano, etc.
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
Chop the vegetables your guests bring.
Bring water to boil; add the stone, the vegetables and herbs; cover and lower heat.
Simmer for an hour or so.
Remove the stone and the bay leaf before you serve.
Isn't that a wonderful idea?? Stone Soup!! Did I mention how much I LOVE IT? 'Cause I do!
Speaking of soup, I added a new OLD soup tureen to my collection.
Isn't it adorable? Found it in a flea market the other day. I'm always on the look-out for tureens.
Y'all have a SOUPER day!
at 6:42 AM