Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Warming recipes.....

Some seasonal recipes using storage crops to keep warm!! My grandma's recipes do not include amounts, so you have to wing it. As much as you like! Nothing strict here!

My Grandma's CABBAGE ROLL SOUP

"Brown stewing meat (or sirloin) in 1 tablespoon canola 8-10 mins (or more). Add chopped onion, shredded cabbage & carrot. Stir 5 min. Add 2 cups beef broth, 2 cups tomato juice, 2 cups water & 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of rice. Simmer for 45 minutes." Enjoy!

My mother's SAUERKRAUT SOUP
1/2 pot full of boiled ham stock plus a very meaty ham bone
6 cups frozen sauerkraut
4-6 whole garlic cloves
1 quart chunky tomatoes
1 quart of water
1/2 bag of elbow noodles
"Early in the afternoon put the sauerkraut on to simmer in the stock with the garlic and tomatoes and water. Let this simmer for a few hours until the kraut is really tender. Add the noodles and cook 1/2 hr. more until they are tender. Add more water or tomato sauce or ham stock if it is too thick" Enjoy!