Yesterday I made some cream of asparagus soup. It's spring (almost) and the green veggie was on sale so I bought a huge amount and I got inspired to make soup. It came out delicious... so here's my recipe. 3 good sized bunches of asparagus 2 or 3 leeks, washed, white part only 3 cloves garlic 2 good sized onions 2 tbls butter 32 oz chicken broth 1 pt heavy cream extra butter and some sour cream for garnish
Chop the leeks, garlic and onion coarsely (this all will be smoothed into a puree when cooked so size isn't much of an issue). Melt butter in a large pot, add the onions, leeks and garlic, soften and cook until translucent. Chop the asparagus into pieces about 2 inches long, add to the pot. Stir around in heat a bit, then add the broth. Simmer the veggies until very soft. Remove from heat and using an immersion blender whirr it into a puree. (You can do this in batches in a blender too, just carefully because it's hot!) Put soup back on stove, add salt and pepper to taste. On low heat pour in the heavy cream and stir. I put extra butter in at this point to smooth it and add a bit more taste. Serve with sour cream or creme fraiche and a chunk of hardy bread. Garlic croutons would go well too. Three of us ate it and there was about two or so cups left for later.
1. Did you like dinosaurs as a kid? No but I was fascinated by the Woolie Mammoth at the state museum that they found in Cohoes near where I live. I would go directly there every time I went to the museum.
2. If you did, did you have a favorite? I guess the Woolie Mammoth!
3. If you didn't like them, what was your favorite animal as a child? Bears and dogs.
4. Do you like '50's monster movies? I never saw them until I was an adult...by then they were mostly camp!
5. Shades of Jurassic Park, do you think we should bring dinosaurs back if we could? No thanks. I'm not much of a fan even now.... I like my animals cuddly and furry.
-Favorite smell: Rain -Last cry – yesterday... the baby's birthday. He would have been three. I'm tearing up now. -Favorite pizza – I don't like pizza. -Favorite Flower – roses -Favorite Dog breed – I love most dogs... -Favorite foot attire – sneakers -Hair color – auburn -Favorite Ice cream – I don't eat it any more but when I did it was always vanilla. -Pet-peeve – rudeness in any form, bullying -Shorts or jeans - jeans -What are you listening to right now? It's quiet in the house tonight. -Favorite color - black -Color of eyes - blue -Favorite Holiday – Labor day- it's the weekend of our Scottish Games. We all go. -Night owl or day person – night owl. -Favorite day of the week – I'm retired. They are all good. -Nickname – Bear or Aunt Bear. -Favorite music – folk, bluegrass, celtic -Do you like to cook? I used to until becoming diabetic. Now I'm on Weight watchers points. I eat largely zero point foods. -Beer or wine? – Wine or single malt scotch. -Can you drive a manual shift? Of course. -State you were born in? New York. -Do you work out? A bit of walking -Do you like vegetables? YES !!! I love them. -Do you wear glasses? Yes -Favorite season? Autumn and winter...I really don't do well in the heat and humidity.
Well the storm that wasn't going to make it far enough inland to hit us has struck with an impressive amount of snow and wind. We originally were not likely to get more than an inch...then it was the dreaded 1-3 inches, always a worrisome number because they have no clue what is coming, then it went to 4-6 inches. It's now snowing at the rate of 1-3 inches an hour and the wind is gusting at 30 mph. My son and I were out earlier in it, no plows on the road at that time and lots of slippery areas.. now it's almost a white out. Glad I went to the grocery yesterday and made chicken soup. Sounds like it will taste perfect tonight! Going back to my coffee and knitting.
Today we laid to rest this gentle, sweet soul. He sleeps near my stepdad where he will have someone watching over him. He went with his favorite toys, his glow stick sword, his pilot's cap and jacket and his chocolate bars...
I can't begin to tell you how deep the hole in my heart is now, but slowly we are going forward a step at a time. Please accept my sincerest thanks for all your kindness and support. This is a wonderful community. Bonnie
Until now I have not posted any photos of our baby boy because I worried about exposure on social media. I do want you all to see how joyful and impish he is, so am putting up some pictures in this post.
Thank you again for all your support. I just love you all. Bonnie
First time with blueberry pie, his favorite fruit.