bluebirdbaby is a blog I read regularly, Erin is the author and a few days ago I was reading through her blog when I came accross a soup recipe but didn’t think too much more about it at the time. However, only a couple of days later Sal came down with a pretty bad cold and this soup emidiatly came to mind. I went out to the market, collected the ingredients we were missing and surprisingly it was a very quick soup to whip up and delishious too. This is definately becoming a winter staple in our home, thank you Erin! Bellow is the soup recipe from Erin’s blog which again can be found here .
Nourshing Soup for Winter Days ::
- 10-12 cps broth (we used chicken)
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 medium leek, sliced and chopped
- 1 head garlic, minced (yes…one WHOLE head. it’s good for ya!)
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced and halved
- 2 large potatoes, cubed (we used 4)
- 1.5 cup peas
- 1.5 cups cooked white beans
- 1 lb ground chicken, cooked (we used some grilled chicken from the night before)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- I think butter makes everything taste better, so I heated a half stick of butter in the bottom of a soup pot. When that is hot, add leeks. Cook until tender.
- Add minced garlic to leeks and stir. Do not let brown.
- Add broth, bay leaf, carrots and potatoes. Let boil, then simmer until all are tender.
- While the soup is cooking, cook the chicken in a frying pan. (We already had grilled chicken from the night before and so simply used that).
- When the veggies in the soup are tender, add chicken, peas, white beans, and thyme.
- Simmer for another 20 minutes or so.
- Serve with fresh bread.