Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Project 31: Day 11 Soup Du Jour

 Day 11: Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out.

OK, so if any of you know me very well, I don't cook. I love to bake, though, and do it fairly often. But, I figured I would share one of the few things I actually make. It's a recipe I stole from my mom, and it's something I always loved growing up. 

Disclaimer: I unfortunately do not have an idea of exact measurements for the ingredients, because I kind of just wing it :).

Turkey Cabbage Soup

1 pound of ground turkey
1 (or 2) 48 oz containers of tomato juice
1 head of cabbage, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 or so carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 (or 2) beef bouillon cubes
salt and pepper
chili powder

So this is SUPER easy to make, but tastes like you worked on it for hours! 

1. Cook the turkey in skillet until fully cooked. You can add seasoning if you want, but it's not needed.

2. Mix the tomato juice, cabbage,celery, carrots, onion, and turkey into a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil. You can also add the seasoning now, but I just add the bouillon cubes first and wait on the rest.

3. After the soup is at a boil, turn it down to a medium heat and let it cook for about 20-30 min. Or, until the vegetables are soft and cooked thoroughly.  Turn down the heat to low, and start added your seasonings. I'd taste the soup first before adding any salt, because the bouillon cube is full of it! I add about a 2 teaspoons of chili powder. It gives it a good amount of spice, and a bit of a kick! And a small amount of pepper.

And that is basically the entire recipe. Simple, right? Here are a few more tips for making it:

 Sometimes I will also add some hot sauce, my favorite is Tapatio. But beware, hot sauce AND chili powder can be intense. 

Also, start with half a head of cabbage, and see if it is enough. There is nothing worse than a soup that tastes like cabbage and nothing else. Unless you are just a really big fan of cabbage.

There you have it. The most simple soup in the world, but it tastes amazing, and is pretty healthy. It is great topped with a small amount of cheese, and some bread. I unfortunately don't have any picture of the soup, so you will have to use your imagination for that one!

Ok, until next time! 

Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3.  Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5.  Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.

Day 6.  Jaded beauty.  Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7.  Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8.  Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10.  What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11.  Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12.  Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13.  Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14.  Style 31.  Post an outfit pic!
Day 15.  Write to encourage a friend.  Inspire her beauty.
Day 16.  Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life.  Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17.  Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18.  Describe your personality.
Day 19.  Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20.  Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21.  Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22.  What are some needs that need to be met in your community?  Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23.  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?
Day 24.  What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25.  Style 31.  Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26.  What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27.  Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28.  Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29.  Write about "a day in the life of me."  (Pics are great!)
Day 30.  Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31.  Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman

She Breathes Deeply

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