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I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CABBAGE SOUP and THOUGHTS ON COOKING




Cabbage Soup with  rice and ground turkey is perfect for a cold winter day! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Do you enjoy cooking?

I can't say that I do.
Seriously, I don't.
It's something I've got to do, 
but "enjoy" isn't the word I'd pick out of a verb garden.
"Tolerate" might be more apropos.
 
Now, baking, ah, that's another story, entirely.
I just LOVE to bake, and would do it more often,
were it not for the flab-bage 
that results from eating all of those baked goodies. 

When I was trying to explain my feelings about cooking 
to a friend recently,
I told her that I don't enjoy cooking, 
mostly because it takes me away from other things I prefer to do.
Those of you who have been following me for awhile
 know that I often say,
I'd Rather Do Anything But Cook.

It's even a category on my sidebar.

Cabbage Soup with  rice and ground turkey is perfect for a cold winter day! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

But, the reality is that I do have to put food on the table for my family,
and I prefer not to serve too many prefab-baged foods,
so I do spend a fair amount of time cooking. 
Whatever I do make is always quick and easy,
and, in pretty much every recipe I have shared with you,
I've noted that simplicity is a key ingredient.

As I was gab-baging with my friend,
it occurred to me that there is one food type that I really do enjoy making,
and that is soup.

Cabbage Soup with  rice and ground turkey is perfect for a cold winter day! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Thinking about the reason,
it is really quite simple - -
all of the ingredients get dumped into a pot,
and I can forget about it until it's done.
If a watched pot doesn't boil, 
that's a good excuse for me to go and do something else.

Plus, it is really, really, REALLY hard to ruin soup.
Even for me. 

In my opinion, there's nothing better on a cold, drab-bage day
than a bowl of homemade soup. 
It's so satisfying, and just warms my innards.
 Most recipes make a ton of soup,
which means we can either eat soup for days on end,
or freeze a batch for a rainy one.  

 Years ago, my friend gave me this recipe for Cabbage Soup.
She got it from a friend, so I don't know the origin of the recipe.

Cabbage Soup with  rice and ground turkey is perfect for a cold winter day! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

In her sticky note, she said she usually adds 
more than the 1/3 cup of rice the recipe calls for. 
The first time I made it, 1/3 cup looked like too little in a gigantic stock pot,
so I added a full cup. 
Let's just say there was so much, 
I thought it was going to overflow the pot, 
and fill the kitchen knee-deep with rice.

So, I'd say, depending on how hearty you want this soup to be,
add between 1/3 and 2/3 cup of uncooked rice.
Unless, of course, you have a fondness for trudging 
through cooked rice in hip boots

The addition of ground turkey and rice make this a filling,
and satisfying meal. 
Like many other soups, it will thicken once it sits in the fridge.
It can be thinned out with a little water, if you like. 


Cabbage Soup with  rice and ground turkey is perfect for a cold winter day! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Don't let the long list of ingredients put you off........
almost half of them are spices. 
Focus instead on the blissfully short "Method" part of the recipe.
That's my kind of cooking 😉. 


Cabbage Soup with  rice and ground turkey is perfect for a cold winter day! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Cabbage Soup with  rice and ground turkey is perfect for a cold winter day! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Now that I've blab-baged on and on,
I hope you'll give this delicious cabbage soup a try.

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8 comments:

  1. You are SO funny..."drab-age"!!!

    I can totally go for this soup as I'm counting carbs. I love stuffed cabbage and the rice makes it just like that. Thank you!

    Fingers crossed for sunny days for all of us! :-D

    Jane

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  2. Good morning Amy from sunny Florida, the land where soup takes a back seat to margaritas, BUT, I'm pinning nonetheless as I never met a soup I didn't like. I've always looked at cabbage in grocery stores and wondered what to do with them. Now I know!

    XXX

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  3. This sounds great and looks filling. I wish baking didn't come with added flab-bage either. You know I love to cook but baking Is my favorite. Thanks for the recipe

    Cindy

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  4. I love making and eating soup! My husband and son, not so much but they will tolerate it. Saving this recipe...thanks!

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  5. This sounds like cabbage rolls in a soup form - delicious!!! I will make this for sure. I'm with you on the baking vs. cooking. It's fun to bake when you can share and send the left-overs with your guests 'cause the flabb-age is certainly a battle over here too.

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  6. Hi Amy, I love making soup in the winter. I never had this kind of soup before and I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks for the recipe to make it.
    Hope you stay warm and have a nice weekend. :)
    Julie

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  7. It looks yummy and I can actually eat ALL of the ingredients (it doesn't happen that often). Bingo! On my to-do list for next weekened!

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  8. Soups are so good and warming, just right for these cooler winter months.
    Thanks for sharing.

    All the best Jan

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