Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Soup Day and Other Dabs of This and That

Needed to stay close to home yesterday to make phone calls, work on paper work and such, so decided to make a big pot of soup.  Beef and veggie - add a bit of this and that, then let it simmer while tend to other things and end up with a big pot of Yum...........
These will go in the freezer.........

and another 4(?) servings are ready to heat up and eat with a sandwich and/or salad, maybe add a bit of fruit.  A quick, healthy and tasty meal.
Perfect timing, as temps are in the 30's today.
Made soup lately ?
It is that time of the year...................
Actually they should have already been done - a bit of procrastination going on here.

Yum.....Probably most all of us have our "little guilty pleasures" when it comes to foods.  Mine - One at the very top of the list - Very thin, crispy, hickory  smoked bacon.  Do I eat it often - No! It is a rarity in my diet due to the salt and cholesterol content.  However, there are certain foods that must have a bit of "bacon drippins" in them to make them taste right.  If you are from the South you know what I am talking about - green beans, purple hulls, crowder peas,  yellow squash with onions,  etc..  So on occasion  I will indulge, cook some bacon, save the "drippins"    for future use, wrap up the cooked strips, freeze, and micro a couple strips for a few seconds  for a future treat.
What is one of your "Guilty Pleasures"?

Can you tell - I am hungry and it is time for lunch - off to heat up some of the soup.
Hope you are having a great week.
Just another Dab of This and That ramble.



Sue said...

Oh, I have many and I'm trying to avoid most of them these days. I think I may have mentioned somewhere before that when my husband isn't coming home for lunch (and I'm not doing this healthy eating thing)I often maked either creamed hard-boiled eggs or creamed mushrooms (or both together) on toast. I make a white sauce and stir in the eggs or mushrooms, sometimes a little cheese and make a piece of toast and smother it. He wouldn't eat it if I forced him to, but it is comfort food to me! That and warm chcolate chip cookies-straight from the oven. I'll be having neither any time soon!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

When is dinner? Your soup looks and sounds so yummy, and perfect for these cold days and nights.

xinex said...

Yum! You are making me hungry for soup now, Glenda...Christine

Donna said...

I am starving now after hearing about your yummy soup! I love soup on cold winter days. I love any kind of food and sweets especially.

The Old Parsonage said...

Hmmm...I had to google purple hulls. Not what I thought they were. Do they taste like reg peas? I'm not too keen on peas.

Our taxes are being finalized - yeah!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Glenda, I am right there with you! I love crispy, fried bacon. Since I had my gallbladder removed, it is the only food that gives me problems when I eat it, but I eat it anyway and deal with the problems that come with it. Your soup looks delicious. Wish I had some on this bitter cold day. laurie

Patty said...

I make that soup too, but am not good at freezing it. I need to remember that. Thanks for the reminder.