Wednesday , it was cold and windy out all day . The dogs, Mr D and I spent the day by the fire reading books and watching trashy tv . It just felt like a soup day .
I never follow recipes for soups. Just put in what you like .
My theory is the longer it is able to simmer low and slowly , the better the flavors.
I started with some butter , diced sweet onion and celery. After that cooked for a bit , I added some chopped smoked applewood bacon that DH had gotten from our butcher. It smells amazing.
Once the bacon was somewhat brown , I added 2 cartons of broth . This time I used chicken because that’s what I had but I’ve also used vegetable broth. I probably wouldn’t use beef for this recipe.
Next I threw in some split yellow peas that I had drained and rinsed , and a couple sprigs of rosemary that is still hanging out in the garden . The usual salt and pepper, bit of herbs de provence, savoury spice and a bit of thyme . Then I let it simmer for a few hours on low . Stirring every once in awhile.
Definitely not the prettiest of soups but it was sooo good.
Photos from the Iphone
A picture I found on my phone this morning ; Random nutcracker with the endless cup of coffee. Some days I feel Like I am always reheating it or filling it up .
Justice The Bulldog
Our poor bulldog Justice is having major issues with his allergies and is going for yet another trip to the vet tonight. I just hope something gives him relief.
What’s making your Thursday ?