Sometimes the stars align just right, conditions all come together, and the stage is set for the perfect storm. No, not the kind that produces torrential rain or snow….but, that’s part of it. On Monday morning, I awoke to this
A beautiful winter wonderland in a place more accustomed to power-threatening sleet than pretty white soft stuff.
Our house which lately has resembled the “Do Drop Inn” looked like this… not just empty….peacefully, joyfully quiet :)
Beloved closed up early and came home with plans to rest up for the big game. And while we are not Auburn fans, I always root for the SEC.
After a quick kitchen inventory, I knew I had the ingredients to complete both the recipe for a perfect evening and a perfect-for- the-occasion soup.
Dinner for two in front of the fire….and the flat screen tv :)
The fire’s reflection caught in mom’s old Community silverplate—White Orchid.
Is there anything better than a warm fire, warm soup, and a warm hand to hold?
Beef and Cabbage Soup
1 1/2 pound ground chuck
1 small head cabbage, cut into large pieces
1 large onion, chopped
28 ounces water (use the tomato can)
2 cans red kidney beans (dark or light)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 tablespoons beef soup base
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon black pepper
28 ounces stewed or crushed tomatoes (we prefer the larger stewed)
Brown beef with onions and celery. Add all other ingredients and extra water if needed. Simmer covered for at least one hour.
Serve with the best-ever cornbread recipe here.
I am joining my friends Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Michael Lee West for Foodie Friday. You can find them by clicking on their buttons on the sidebar!
I know I have been sporadic in my posting and even more so in my visiting. Both sets of wedding plans are well under way. I am working on a whole new room and a surpise I hope to share with you soon :) Thanks for hanging in there with me!~~Susan