Sunday, September 20, 2009

Comfort Soup...

This is a week of coldiness at our house: coughs, fevers, and generally feeling lousy. Here is a soup that cheers us all up a bit - and it's healthy, too! It's adapted from Mollie Katzen's Still Life with Menu cookbook.

Not-Chicken Soup

8 cups of water
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, to taste
2 large carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 - 3 teaspoons minced garlic
2 - 3 stalks celery, diced
several chopped mushrooms
whatever leftover veggies you have in the fridge : green beans, corn, potatoes, etc.
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
a few shakes black pepper

Combine everything , bring to a boil, and simmer for an hour or so. Then add:

1/2 pound noodles, preferably egg, but any will do

Cook until the noodles are cooked to your liking. Serve with bread or  corn bread  and salad.

If you like, try adding a few shakes of poultry seasoning, soy sauce, or a faux chicken stock cube or two.