It is cold and the soup is on! Join Boo Mama
and other souper moms to get a yummy recipe that will warm your innards and thrill your taste buds!
Melissaâ€™s Vegetable Soup
Melissa Orndorff Davis Markham, I created this
Wylerâ€™s Soup starter (vegetable or beef stew)
1 onion, chopped or diced depending on what you like
1 lb stew beef
1 bag (2 lb) frozen mixed vegetables
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
Garlic and other seasonings to taste
2-3 tbsp oil
First I follow the directions on the soup starter which is to put 6 cups of water into a pot, mix with soup mix and bring to a boil. Then it has to cook for 20 minutes on low with a cover on the pot.
Meanwhile heat oil in a skillet, then add in onions and garlic (the garlic is optional, but I love it. I put in 1 tbsp). Once the onions are starting to soften, add stew meat and brown. Add stew meat, onions and juices into the pot with the soup starter. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and frozen veggies. If you like other seasonings/flavors, add them in.
Then let simmer for 3 hours for the flavor to go through.
I can’t find the Wyler’s mix anymore, so I just follow the other directions and add my own seasonings. DH loves my veggie soup.
I grew up eating my grandmother’s pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving and I make my Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie every Thanksgiving now, but not everyone wants to try it. I was astounded the first time I went to my husband’s grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner…her pumpkin pie was …well, let’s say a pale orange. I didn’t even recognize it…I thought maybe it was sweet potato pie or something else I had heard of but never seen. Instead it was pumpkin pie…unspiced pumpkin pie. There are plenty of people who like their pumpkin pie that way, but I am not one of them. In fact a few years ago, I took one of my pumpkin pies (a dark, rich orange), and no one at Nanny’s would even try it. HMPH! So if you like your pumpkin pie to have a little kick, here’s my Grandma’s recipe. I guarantee it is yummy!
Grandmaâ€™s Pumpkin Pie
Sylvia Powell Lemley, my grandma
Â½ cup brown sugar
Â½ cup white sugar
2 cups cooked (cooled) pumpkin
2 tsp corn starch
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Â½ tsp nutmeg
Â½ tsp clove
Â½ tsp allspice
Â½ tsp salt
Shake of pepper
1 tsp vanilla
1 large can evaporated
Makes 2 small or 1 large pie
1. Beat corn starch into cashew or pumpkin, add eggs and beat. Add sugar, spices and milk. Beat well with a wire whip.
2. Bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees, then 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.
I recently got a trial issue of a magazine that I am definitely going to invest it: Taste of the South. This magazine is chock full of yummy recipes and great pictures.
Last night I wanted to cook something yummy and different. In our house, we mostly eat different things. My hubby is on a low-carb diet, I am on a low calorie diet, and my kids don’t like either of those diets. But I was tired of eating my dinners out of the microwave.
So I chose the below recipe and it is fantastic! I added some hormel bacon bits that I had on hand for a little bacony flavor. Give it a whirl the next time you want a twist on your meatloaf!
Yo Mamaâ€™s Meatloaf
Recipe courtesy of Susan Graniero, in Taste of the South Magazine,
Â¾ cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Â½ cup quick-cooking oats
Â½ cup chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1 pound ground beef
2/3 cup drained salsa
Â½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 Â½ tsp prepared mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside
In a large bowl, beat egg and milk together. Stir in cheese, oats, onion, and salt. Add ground beef and mi well. Shape mixture into a loaf. Place on baking sheet.
In a small bowl, combine salsa, brown sugar, and mustard. Spoon over meatloaf.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.
Overwhelmed With Joy is Hosting the 2nd annual Holiday Cooking Blogger Style extravaganza!
You are not going to want to miss out on this! It is a great way to share your favorite holiday recipes and to learn some new ones! So post your favorite recipes, then fill out Mr. Linky at Overwhelmed With Joy’s post. Then read other recipes there so you can add some new holiday cooking to your menu this year! Have fun!