Last week I posted a photo of three pie pumpkins in an In My Kitchen post. I ended up roasting them and baking cranberry pumpkin cream cheese muffins. I still had some pumpkin puree left and planned on making this pumpkin soup.
Then Hurricane Matthew happened. The boys were home for three days of school, plus the weekend. I was busy keeping them busy and out of trouble. Josh was out of town. I had a fridge full of leftovers. The soup fell to the bottom of my to do list.
My parents came for the weekend, planned long before the hurricane was in the picture. Josh and I were supposed to go to the Nascar race in Charlotte Saturday night for a work function but the race ended up being delayed a day. It all worked out, we still got a date night out of it since my parents were already here to watch the boys!
Now that it is slowly cooling off it’s time to get my soup groove on again. I just love soups, so versatile, easy and healthy. Let it sit on the stove all day and it’s ready to eat by dinner time. That is very important to me on swim days when I don’t have time to cook at dinner time, it must be ready as soon as I arrive home with three very hungry boys!
Not only is this black bean soup easy and healthy, it’s also pretty darn cheap. A bag of dried black beans won’t set you back much at all and the rest of the ingredients are usually around the house anyway.
I did my senior year of high school in Germany, junior year of college in Austria and lived with my husband for a while in Germany. I know German food, I love German food! This time of year a good hearty lentil soup is heavenly. Continue reading
Crisp autumn evenings are perfect for a big bowl of chili. It is nice to shake things up though, so instead of a traditional tomato based chili I recently started making white chili. Someone mentioned it once at a PTO meeting and I thought DUH, why haven’t I ever made that before?! Continue reading
We survived our first week of swim lessons! My best laid plans were not a total success. I packed dinner for the boys to eat at the gym, however, Jack was the only one that actually ate. Seems Ewan and Sean were too busy glued to the television in the babysitting room to bother with dinner. I wonder why they complained about being hungry after lessons?! Continue reading
Winter is a wonderful time of year for soup. Don’t get me wrong, I like soup all year, but it is nice to actually enjoy it without sweating because of our hot summers or freezing because the air conditioner is cranked up too high in restaurants during the summer!