As a lifelong Presbyterian, when I saw this recipe for Presbyterian Soup, I knew it was something I needed to serve for my small group. I couldn’t get over the hilarity of Presbyterians chowing down on our namesake dish. Is it just me that is amused? Its a recipe that has been handed down throughout generations of church members. These days have been extremely blustery with rain soaking our town & flooding our streets. I’ve been enjoying scrolling Instagram to see everyone’s photos from around the country as we ride out this stormy weather. I especially love the snow pictures! It makes for the perfect day to serve up a steaming pot of veggie laden stew!
Be aware that this soup did take me quite a bit of time to make. There is a fair amount of chopping of onions, celery, carrots, and potatoes that takes place. It also takes time to do the roast then shred it before letting all of the ingredients simmer together. If labor intensive soups are not in your wheel house, an easy way to still be able to make this is to brown some ground beef, add in to the broth with a bag of mixed frozen veggies and a can of beans, then boil until veggies are soft. Then you have a delicious soup in a fraction of the time. Taking that time to hand chop each of those fresh vegetables is really worth it though. The soup just tastes so much more fresh!
You will notice that there is rice in this dish. Stir your dish well before serving to make sure it doesn’t sink to the bottom! When you are simmering it, the best way to tell if the soup is done is to see if your fork can easily sink into the carrots & potatoes, but another way is to test the rice. If it’s still hard, let it keep boiling!
Serve this soup up with a bowl of fresh cilantro to sprinkle on top for some greens and a big basket of Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Biscuits topped with Maple Butter! Check back for those recipes coming up!
Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday so I’m sharing these yummy cinnamon rolls now so that you have time to make them this weekend. That way on Tuesday you can just warm them up & enjoy a romantic breakfast with your hunny! This is my grandmother’s recipe. My grandmother always seemed to be baking something. […]
I have been using lemons like crazy this year! I love the fresh addition of that citrus zing. As a part of starting my mornings off right, I try to always have a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. While not quite that healthy, these mini Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cakes are super […]
Alright, we are four weeks into the New Year. How’s everyone doing with their New Year’s Resolutions so far? This is typically the time when the gyms start to settle back into their usual routines & you the new year rush fades away. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am trying to incorporate […]
It’s still January. Let’s keep with the healthy eating theme & incorporate some yummy salmon into your dinner. Most of you are familiar with crab cakes. Those delicious bites grace menus all over the country & passed trays at high end parties. Similar to crab cakes, I grew up eating salmon cakes. Take a can […]
Whether you are hosting family dinner on Sundays or a game night with friends on a Friday, offering up a Taco Bar dinner is a fun way to serve dinner that gets you out of the kitchen and out hanging out with people. Must Have’s for a Great Taco Bar: Sturdy Corn or Flour Tortillas […]
Growing up we had a few dishes that were on constant rotation for dinner. Mexican Casserole was a favorite that always made the list. We did annual mission trips down to Tijuana, Mexico to work with an organization there. On one of our trips we were given the recipe for this casserole & it quickly […]
In 2016 I posted 80 recipes! Even I am a little overwhelmed by that number. Here were the most popular recipes from 2016: #1 Post: Crockpot Turkey Chili This is a tried & true crockpot gem right here. I’m so glad you guys are enjoying it as much as I do. Its low carb, high […]
Happy New Year Everyone! This is one of my favorite times of the year to reset and recharge. Its a very reflective time where everyone is mulling over how their last year went and making resolutions on how to make the next year even better! Rather than making super ambitious New Year’s Resolutions, I try […]
My Dad’s side of the family always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. We’d get all dressed up and head to my Nanny’s home. She was my grandmother’s twin sister who lived just down the block from my grandma. The whole family would descend upon her house for a feast & the opening of Christmas presents. […]