Monday, January 5, 2015

Vegetable Soup



















  Thunderation! Can you believe it's January 5th already? Time flies when you're having fun huh? I decided to start off my new year right by making a big pot of vegetable soup with venison roast. Actually, I made two pots. I had been bragging about my culinary abilities to several friends and there was quite a bit of interest in my soup. Rather than suffering the humiliation of promising something and then not delivering, I thought I'd better follow through, so I thawed out my last two venison roasts and proceeded to cook. Frankly, that soup came out great! I'd like my name to be mentioned in the same breath as Martha Stewart, Julia Child and Wolfgang Puck. I think I could give the Campbell's Soup company a run for their money. Tom's Soups and Stews- even if you're not hungry, you'll enjoy a bowl of Tom's. Actually I don't use anything special, four or five potatoes, a white onion, cabbage, a one pound bag of Western Family frozen mixed vegetables, a small venison roast and diced tomatoes. Therein lies the secret. I use one can of regular old diced tomatoes and one can of S&W diced tomatoes with jalapeno. That little bit of jalapeno adds adds just the right amount of heat to make the soup stand up and sing. After you've  tried a bowl you might want to stand up and sing too. It's that good. Or at least I think so. Anyway, soup is a nice thing to have on a cold winter's night. Jen just called and she is going to bring some homemade bread over to have with the soup tonight. Holy crow! Jan made pumpkin pie last night and there's still some of that left, plus she had cooked up some fresh cranberries yesterday, so we'll be eating pretty high on the hog tonight. When my son Brian was here for Thanksgiving he shot a deer that he split with Jen and us, which is what we're using for the soup. As I mentioned, unfortunately it's the last of the roasts, so I probably won't be making any more veggie soup for awhile. The last time I was in Ohio though I ate the most wonderful cheddar potato soup at a Bob Evans restaurant, so I guess that might be my next project, although Jan's been pushing for corn chowder. We'll see. In any event, I hope that this new year brings you all a great deal of prosperity and happiness. While the winter winds are blowing and the snow piles up, I hope you stay warm, hunker down and enjoy a bowl of homemade soup. Bon Appetit!

15 comments:

  1. Bill is right now making chicken and dumplings. Perfect for this cold weather! Soup looks good dad:)
    Liz

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    1. Hi Liz- nothing like a hot meal to warm you up on a cold day. You're fortunate your husband likes to cook! I can't remember my dad ever cooking anything; it was a different time back then, not bad, just different.

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  2. I don't know that I'll stand up and sing, but I may just refer to you as Tom Puck! Or Wolfgang Botts...something with a ring to it. Looks good! I may have to get to making some soup too, it's getting chilly out there!

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  3. Just call me Martha and be done with it! You should make a big pot of tasty soup and when Aaron comes home you tell him- No soup for you!

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  4. BAHAHA, love the soup nazi. I may have to get a white chefs jacket too!

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    1. Yes I would think so- you can't be the soup Nazi without one.

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  5. sounds like you are pretty proud of yourself :)
    the soup looks really good.

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  6. I AM kind of proud of myself. When you don't do much, and what little you do comes out great, you have to brag about it. It gives me a purpose in life until the fishing starts. The soup was great, but I farted all night after I ate it. Darn vegetables!

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  7. Oh my goodness....you farted all night.

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    1. A little cleansing of the lower digestive tract.

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  8. BHAHAHAH
    I might just have to make some soup/stew myself one of these days. Looks so yummy

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  9. It is yummy... and it has the added benefit of scouring out the intestinal walls. Just make sure you don't have company the next day. It's probably best to cook it on a Friday night so you have the whole weekend to let it work through the system:)

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  10. Yes dad...blame the veggies...geez...its the deer...though your stew looks winderful...but...I think mine is better...soooo...we might just hafta have a stew-stew-off:) love you

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  11. Hey Amber- well, I hate to discourage you, but once you've had a bowl of Tom's, there's just no sense in trying to out do it- it can't be done. Our new slogan is Tom's soup- wow, that sure isn't Campbell's!

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  12. Geez...at remmes request im reading through everything ive missed in a while...this still makes me laugh

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