Monday, March 19, 2007

“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night...

…all you really need it soup.”
~ Laurie Colwin

Our dinner last night was utterly delicious! Thanks love!
Now between that and the chocolates l should think l have once again put on more than a few pounds!
After the comments on G’s menu last night l thought about my many blogging friends who so often post their recipes and wonderful results. So although it’s only soup and bread for tonight l thought l’d post our meal. lol

CREAM OF PARSNIP SOUP- The bread machine does the rest

Simple Ingredients:

2 tblspns butter or olive oil (Large blob of butter is what l use ;)
1 large onion (chopped)
4/5 good-sized parsnips (peeled, cored and cut into chunks)
( now you could add other veg. to this recipe if you wished- leeks, potato, celery)
Chicken Stock- l just use stock cubes
Salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg to taste.
(I also add a pinch of curry powder to pep it up)
1 cup of cream or yogurt

First l warm the butter in a large saucepan. Then add the chopped onion and parsnip- turning these over so they are well coated in butter. Do this for 4/5 mins over medium heat.
Transfer this lot into the pot of stock, stir and season. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until parsnips are soft, 30-40 minutes.
Remove soup from heat and working in batches, ladle into a food processor and process until smooth. Return soup to the saucepan and stir in cream just before serving.
If you want to be fancy you can serve with a parsley garnish.

Cream of parsley soup is an easy and delicious soup to make. Added with some homemade bread (or store bought -crusty bread is nice too) it is a perfect meal for a cold day.
If you want to make it less fattening use olive oil and yogurt instead of butter and cream.



Betty said...

The Cream of Parsnip Soup sounds de-licious...It's a bit chilly here today so a bowl of soup would hit the spot. I love crusty bread, yum,yum......

Pretty Lady said...

This sounds great, I am printing this to give a try, you know me I am a cook and I love love one more time love soups, LOL

CJ said...

We're firm believers in soup too; I spent Saturday making homemade chicken 'n veg with a whole chicken(only 2 of us) so we're still enjoying it. I'm going to try yours next...sounds yummy. Can't do the bread tho, I'm the bread machine and I think my guarantee ran out! LOL

Lorraine said...

Yum. I'm a big fan of parsnips!

Kerri said...

I didn't like parsnips as a kid, but I do now! Your soup and bread are making my mouth water. I'll have to try this. Thank you! xox

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