Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stone Soup

Last week's soup was Stone Soup.  This was not a recipe from the book but instead was my son's idea, he's been wanting to make it for a long time.  Its based on a story in a picture book by Jon Muth.  The characters in the book claim not to have anything to make soup with but after they all come together with one ingredient, they make an entire soup.  He thought this would make a great soup.

He wanted to use as many ingredients as he could so the recipe included: corn, peas, potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, onion, garlic, ginger, green onions, leeks, chicken, and dumplings. He made the dumplings ahead of time, earlier in the day and then got down to the process of chopping all his veggies. 

Then I guided him in what order to cook everything - first we sauteed the onions, celery, garlic and ginger in some olive oil.  Then we added the chicken stock and brought that to a boil.  We then added the potatoes and carrots, let them cook, then the smaller, lighter veggies, and the dumplings at the end. 

It turned out great, and had a fantastic flavor.  I don't think the dumplings were popular and the soup would have been fantastic without them.  Either way, it was a hearty and popular soup.



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