Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ham and Cabbage Soup...

Today is the first official day of fall....the leaves are starting to turn here in the Pacific Northwest...there is a crispness in the air...the air smells like water tastes...the days are getting shorter and the garden is about is time to pick the squash and cabbages....pull out the last of the carrots....kind of sad, now that I am thinking about it, but I do love fall, there is still time for one more BBQ, one more ride on the swing.  So I will think about that and look forward to old man winter coming....
This is a great fall soup that is easy to throw together and great for using up the last of the garden vegetables..
Ham and Cabbage Soup...
Ham and Cabbage soup
1/2 chopped onion
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 cup of cut up carrots
1/2 medium head of cabbage
1 can of white beans drained and rinsed
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 large carton of chicken stalk
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 slice of ham cubed, about a cup
salt and pepper to taste....
this is one of those procedures, more than an actual recipe, and you can vary the ingredients, if you like...
here is your prepped ingredients.....takes more time to get them ready than the soup...(ok not really)

put the onions, celery, and carrots in a heavy bottom pan in about a tablespoon of oil, over medium heat and let them cook for about 15 minutes.....stirring often...the onions will start to turn translucent....

add the mushrooms and crushed garlic and cook for about another 5 minutes and then add the ham...cook another 10 minutes....then add the broth and bring to a boil , lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes or so...

add the beans and the cabbage....the pot will look full but it will cook down...bring back to a boil and cook another 10 minutes.....

it is done....taste it first, then add some salt and is very flavorful and so hearty!

Welcome Fall!!!!!

Cheers to Happy  !!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my! That does look good. I may have to try this recipe. Yum!