Friday, April 20, 2012

Delicious Pea Soup

I have a project to work on today.  I have been diligently reading articles, working on sources, organizing my thoughts.
It is one of those perfect study/ quiet days, with rainy cool weather outside and a warm couch and slipper day inside.  I had to have soup for lunch, and cooking is perfect procrastination!
Baby Belle and I headed upstairs to try and recreate a recipe I had read last week.  She washed carrots and potatoes in a bowl and dried them, I quartered them.  I melted a half stick of butter in a stock pot and added the potatoes, letting them cook for about 10 minutes.  Then I added a can of chicken stock, and a can of water and brought to a boil. We tasted the broth and decided to add a little salt, pepper, and dill.   When the potatoes were tender (another 10 minutes), I added a bag of frozen peas, and a handful of leftover spinach.  Then we whizzed in in batches in the food processor.  YUM!  We floated a few goldfish and drizzled some cream over the top.  Ridiculous!

 Quick Pea Soup
4 TBSP butter
2 cups quartered new potatoes
2 carrots, rough chopped
1 can low sodium broth
Refil that can with water
salt/ pepper/ dill
1 bag frozen peas
handful of greens (I used spinach, but arugula would be good, too)

Melt butter and saute potatoes and carrots gently for 10 minutes
add broth & water, bring to a boil for 10 minutes, until potatoes are tender
season to taste
add bag frozen peas/ greens, bring back to boil
in batches, puree soup until smooth
(while processing, be sure to leave the little plug out of the lid and cover the whole lid with a kitchen towel)

we drizzled a little cream over the top, and some goldfish
fresh chives would be good, a drizzle of olive oil would be good, a grilled cheese sandwich would be good...  oh yeah-  getting back to work would be good!

1 comment:

Brandy Wilson said...

Funny thing! I had on my list to make pea soup today and fresh baked bread, but time got away from me. Instead, it's on the list for this week. Your recipe looks delicious!