Saturday, September 8, 2012

My favorite homemade soup

This afternoon I made a big pot of my kale and sweet potato soup.  LOVE that stuff!!!

There really is no recipe and you can make it a lot of different ways.  But here is how I made it today.

I started by cooking a whole chicken.  When that was done, I let it cool enough to handle.  Next I poured two big cans of Swanson's Chicken Broth plus a half can of water into a big pot.  I chopped up a half bunch of fresh kale and one big sweet potato.  I let that cook for awhile and then added the chopped cooked chicken, a large chopped onion, and a large can of tomatoes with the juice.  Towards the end of the simmering time, I added a can of garbanzo beans.

You add salt and pepper to your preference.

First off, the smell coming from the stove fills the house with a wonderful aroma.  Then that first bowl is soooo good!

But the best part of all, I have six single servings that I put in my freezer in the basement, two single servings for my lunches this week, and another, maybe two servings to eat this weekend into next week.

I don't know what I'd do without my upright freezer in the basement.  I buy meat once a month from "my" farmer who drives to Rochester on the last Friday of the month.  Sometimes I can go two weeks or more without cooking dinner, just by pulling out a single serving of "something" in the freezer.  Most of the time I label things with what it is and the date.  Sometimes I don't.  That's when I have a "mystery dinner"!!!


  1. That sounds really, really good. After I get cleaned up from a morning outing, I'm going to try to make some blueberry muffins with almond flour. A girl and her gun is going gluten free to help her daughter deal with a serious food intolerance and I'm going to field test a couple of recipes for her.

  2. That sounds wonderful! Being able to just put together ingredients and make them come out so good is the sign of a great cook. :) We use what we have and often come up with fun, new recipes that we SHOULD write down, but usually don't. :) Thanks for your great recipe and directions.

  3. Thanks for posting this recipe which I could almost smell through the PC, Sherry. I have saved it and plan to try it once the weather cools down a bit.

  4. What farm did you say you buy from?


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