Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SNOW and a Soup to Warm You Up!

It's still snowing and we are loving it!
Well, the kids and I are.
Not so sure my husband is so happy to be back to work and having to deal with the road hassles though.

Three of us still have nasty head colds so we've all been staying indoors.
Which means NO snow play this time. :(
But it's still pretty to watch. It's a light and fluffy snow that looks like glitter floating in the sky at night time. Very pretty!
Schools are cancelled again tomorrow so the kids are getting an extended holiday vacation and loving every minute of it.

If you are outside and need a warm up after being outdoors in all that white stuff then here's a recipe for you. My cousin gave me this one over the holidays and it was really good.
Sorry I have no picture for you. I took one but it didn't turn out. It was too blurry to even see!

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

2 lbs. ground beef
2 large onions, chopped
3 lbs. cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
14 oz. beef broth
2 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
2 large cans tomato sauce
1 large can diced tomatoes
2 large cans of water(use the tomato sauce cans)
1/2 - 3/4 cups white rice

Brown beef and onions together and drain well.
Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer till cabbage and rice are done. This recipe makes a huge batch (our family of 5 could eat this for two days) so you may want to cut it in half or even more.

Hope this warms you on these cold winter days!


R Dean said...

Recipe's sound delicious! Have to pass them along to my wife...

We're buried in snow in WI...definitely going to be a very wet soggy Spring if it melts too fast! Yippeeee..

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R Dean

Andora said...

Hope you all get to feelin better real soon..it is still snow here to and cold...but I don't mind it..your soup sounds really good...I love cabbage...have a good one...stay warm..

Carmen C. said...

YUM! That sounds great! I have all the ingred. on my grocery list this week for those cranberry bars and I can't wait,I can almost taste them now:)Hope you all get better soon!

Buttercup said...

Always like to see your recipes. I had soup tonight, too. A Senegalese Chicken soup that was great. I need to see if I can find a recipe on-line.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Thanks - we're going to try this one. Hubby loves cabbage - I usually just steam it for him... Stay warm and shake those colds :)

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

I can smell that tasty soup all the way up here in Indiana! Yum-Yum!

Michelle said...

Hey! I'm new to your blog---been checkin in on you for about two weeks now and I am so jealous of your snow! I'm a teacher and we've been back to school already---day 3 as a matter of fact!
I can't wait to try that cabbage soup! Thanks!
Have a great rest of the week!

Nancy M. said...

I'll bet the snow looks beautiful! I'm just a little jealous. Hope y'all feel better!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I am a cabbage fanatic and I thank you from the bottom of my cabbage-hungry heart for posting this recipe!

Stay out of that snow!!! The stuff is scary!!!

Janet, said...

We ate on our New Year's cabbage for 2 or 3 days, it was so good the way my husband makes it. This soup sounds delicious. I'd have to make something else for my youngest son, tho, he wouldn't eat it. Don't you hate it when you have to cook different things for different people.