Hello Hello, friends! I'm so happy it's Monday!
When the sun is shining and the day is beautiful it sure is easy to be positive and happy and excited about the day ahead…isn't it?
It's going to be a busy week for me with two milestones to celebrate: Clara's 18th birthday and Ella's Pre-School Graduation!
Right now though, I'd like to share this delicious
Carrot Soup recipe from that adorable book I shared with you previously.
I figured I'd better hurry and share the recipe before the hot Summer months sneak up on us. (that will be much sooner than later for all of us here in Florida). Carrot Soup is really easy to make and is perfect for Spring.
I'm not sure if you know this but soups are probably one of my favorite things to eat because they are relatively easy to make and you can jam so many good vitamins and nutrients into one pot. Soup is my comfort food. I especially prefer the soups that you purée before serving….like my very favorite soup from Cannelle et Vanille - Leek, Butternut Squash & Potato Soup - plus, I always feel like a better mom when I get to make a soup from scratch and serve it up to my family. So this carrot soup was absolutely calling my name.
I sure hope you'll try out the recipe. You will definitely need to add all of the salt and pepper and spices your heart desires to make it perfect for your particular palette. It's a terrific soup!
CARROT SOUP - Serves 10
2 pounds carrots - washed, peeled and shredded
4 - 14 oz. can chicken broth (homemade is even better)
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 c. butter
salt and pepper
5 sprigs fresh dill or parsley, minced
Sauté the onion and celery in butter in a large covered pot until tender.
Add the shredded carrots and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer with the pot covered for about 30 minutes.
Let cool slightly. Purée the mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Add dill or parsley for garnish.
KEEPiNG iT REAL
I've made this soup twice now and my two older girls still haven't had the opportunity to try it.
They weren't home either time and I pretty much devoured most it on my own. *wink*
Oh! I forgot to tell you what the Easter Bunny brought Ella this year?
Her OWN copy of the book, Carrot Soup…which means we were finally able to return the one we originally checked out from the library. (instead of re-checking it out every week!) Which is GREAT for me since I know I'll have a hardcopy of the carrot soup recipe forever, now! *wink*