Monday, November 23, 2009

15 Bean Soup

by Meghann on November 23, 2009

I <3 Soup!

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Especially warm, filling comfort soup.

I had half a bag of 15 bean soup that had been in my cupboard for over a year and in the spirt of the Thanksgiving challenge I decided it had to be on the menu for dinner tonight.

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The dried beans soaked in a can of a Vegetable Broth with an array of spices while I was at work all day. When I returned home I sauteed a small onion, garlic, kale, and the last of my Boccalone Salami from my Foodbuzz Festival swag bag. Once the onions were soft I added the beans and another can of vegetable broth to the pot. I brought everything to a boil for 5 minutes, then let it simmer for another 90.

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The results were very rich and satisfying. Yum!

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On the side I had a piece of reheated cornbread that I pulled from the freezer.

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Dessert was 1/2 of one of Amanda’s Peanut Butter Cup Blondie with some Coconut Milk Chocolate Ice Cream.

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All I have in the fridge at the moment is chocolate ice cream – not my favorite. I can’t wait to buy a container of Peppermint Ice Cream in the very near future. 😉

This afternoon I had a serving of Blueberry Granola Clusters as a snack.

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More Packing…

I am not leaving for my parent’s until Wednesday, but I am already preparing for the 4 day trip. This afternoon I emptied out my suite case from this past weekend and have begun filling it for the next. I feel like I am living out of my suit case at the moment, but its all been worth it.

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Are you traveling at all for Thanksgiving this week?

Don’t forget to get your votes in!! 🙂

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