Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Winter Of Soups Continues

This winter has been all about soup and although spring is most definitely peeking around the corner, we still have cold nights, so soup's still on the menu. Little Girl is very fond of mushrooms, so the cream of mushroom soup from Moosewood's Daily Specials cookbook has been getting a lot of play for the past couple months. I've played with additions to the soup to round out the meal. We've had garlic-rubbed ciabatta slices crisped in the oven -- those were very tasty. This particular night, we had cheese tortellini. Also tasty.

Tonight's meal is pizza with oil-cured olives and mushrooms (with a little feta and lots of red pepper flakes on the part Little Girl isn't eating), a salad, and a mixed berry and cherry crisp for dessert. Trader Joe's used to have frozen cherries that were gorgeous, but last time I went to buy them, they weren't in the freezer anymore. In their place was a mix of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cherries. Very nice product. Little Girl loves her veggies, but isn't so big on fresh fruit. She'll eat these, though, and I just make sure the crisp topping has lots of rolled oats and not a lot of sugar.

In other news, my garden fencing is complete and two of the four beds are turned, sufficiently bulked up with manure, grass clippings, and coffee grounds (thank you, Starbucks!), and ready to plant.

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