Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2 Soups Thursday

Two Soups to make tomorrow on Thursday, this will give you time to purchase ingredients. :) I make two soups every Thursday which gives family members a choice of which one to eat for a meal or snack.
1. Charles Sumner Pumpkin Soup 2. Italian Tomato Rice Soup (easy). Hey, this week they are both easy and you know who Charles Sumner is, right? He helped to write up the papers to buy the Alaska territory for the United States from Russia.


Soup #1  Charles Sumner Pumpkin Soup


1 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped (optional) or some dried onion flakes
1 lb. fresh uncooked pumpkin meat or 1 – 16 oz. pumpkin, canned
3 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. salt, optional
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup whipping cream, not sweet


1.  In a large slow cooker, place all ingredients.
2.  Cook for about 6 hours on low with cover on.
3.  Discard bay leaf. Cool slightly.
4.  In a blender or food processor, process soup in batches until smooth.
5.  Return to slow cooker and add 1/2 cup whipping cream (not sweet).
6.  Heat up again for one hour in slow cooker.
7.  To serve, garnish each bowl of soup with a sprig of fresh parsley.

Soup #2  Italian Tomato Rice Soup


1  36 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup white rice, uncooked


1.  Empty contents of spaghetti sauce into crockpot with 1/2 cup rice.
2.  Simmer 6 hours in crockpot on low with cover on.
3.  Serve with cut provolone cheese and Italian croutons.

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