Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Veggie Soup Goodness

Mmm. Today for some reason I had a huge craving for vegetable soup. We didn't have anything in the house, so I got out my trusty crockpot. I've never actually made soup in it before, but I didn't let that stop me. I threw in:

onion soup mix (the box was still taped shut from when we moved 4 years ago!)
2 carrots on the edge of going bad
frozen corn, beans, and broccoli
canned tuna & black beans
2 bay leaves for good measure
enough water that it looked "soupy"

How's that for winging it? I just had two bowls of it, and it's pretty good! The onion soup mix made it a bit salty for my liking, but it's not over the top.

I need to do that more often - just whip something up. Too often I feel constrained by the boundaries of recipes. I should remember that I have the power!

2 comments:

Ian said...

Totally unrelated to veggie soup...I noticed you just read (or listened to the audiobook) Snow Crash.

Isn't that a GREAT book? :)

I

Sue said...

I liked it very much at the beginning. The universe was fabulously created. The terminology! But I didn't really like the ending. I felt it was weak.