Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Finally Fall Y'all Lunch


Remember how I was belly aching about missing fall yesterday?
Well I need to be careful what I wish for because fall is here in
Victoria, Texas.  It's cool and cloudy.  Makes one long for hot
spiced cider and some warm soup.

And I love it!





So in between the raindrops, Mom and I will catch a few lovely
fall moments out in the backyard.



The warm reds and oranges, golds and brown just cozy me up!



And there is nothing quite so tasty as a hot cup of soup on a 
cool and rainy fall day.  I made this batch of carrot and ginger soup.
It's my Mom's very favorite and she does not have to share.
The recipe follows.


Carrot and Ginger Soup

EVOO
1/2 large onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 small piece of ginger, grated
(use your microplane)
salt and pepper to taste
4 large carrots peeled and sliced
2 cans chicken broth
(or your own fresh if you have it)
splash of half and half


Add 1 Tablespoon EVOO to a soup pan.  Saute
the diced onion until translucent.  Add salt now
to sweat out the onions.  Next add the garlic
and saute briefly being careful not to brown.  Add
the grated ginger and the carrots.  Cook for a couple
of minutes stirring often.  Add the chicken broth.  Bring
to a boil and then cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
Let the mixture cool before adding to your blender
to puree.  You don't want the hot mixture flying
all over your kitchen :-)

Just before serving add a splash of half and half.

Bon Appetit!




Bentley ~ stop barking at that poor little lizard!
He is our friend and he eats the bugs.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley




18 comments:

  1. Very pretty and I am glad that you had a fall-ish day there! :)

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  2. Your table looks so inviting. I would love to have a bowl of soup with you. I am definitely going to try your carrot ginger soup. It sounds yummy.
    Enjoy your fall day ;-)

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  3. Susan, this is such a pretty setting for our Texas fall weather! We have been enjoying the rain, here, in the Big D! It finally looks and feels like Fall!

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  4. Our Oklahoma weather must have worked it's way down to you all!! Soup looks delish!!

    Bentley is having trouble adjusting to the critters down there, isn't he? He'll learn.

    Judy

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  5. OOOOOHHHH- The soup sounds wonderful and very Fallish- We are in full blown Fall here finally! xo Diana

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  6. Oh I just adore those chicken shakers on your table. I wish fall could find its way to SoCal.

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  7. Hi, Susan and Bentley. Thanks for stopping by my "very fall" post :); its timing must've been perfect, as fall came to Texas too! I absolutley love this post of yours...there's a complex simplicity to that is precious. I think perhpas the blue and white, in contrast with the fall colors makes it just so. And your soup sounds wonderful...must try it! Thanks so much for your visit! ~Zuni

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  8. Susan, you finally got some fall weather, I see and what a way to celebrate with such a lovely autumnal table, set with steaming seasonal soup and an array of appetizing accessories! Guess what? I don't have to ''fake'' fall anymore, either!! As I write, we are experiencing 30 km winds which have created a stormy air current above the island! Yes, we'd better be careful what we wish for, indeed!

    Beautiful post. Enjoy your day with your mom and hope Bentley is making friends with the the lizards!

    xo
    Poppy

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  9. Glad fall has reached you! I love the color of that soup in your cream soup bowl. What a nice table for your soup and cider!!

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  10. Beautiful Susan. Fall is here. I have had on long sleeves.

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  11. Lovely setting..very inviting..Your China looks familiar..somewhere in the family...

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  12. What a beautiful table setting! I love the fall colors. We're finally getting some fall-like weather too, thank goodness! My little Holly cat is pawing at a lizard through the window right now. Dogs and cats sure do love lizards, don't they? :)

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  13. I love all the color on your table! Beautiful fall table, and delicious looking soup. Yes, we have to be careful what we ask for - sometimes we get it. I'm ready for fall, too. :-)
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  14. Your colors match the fall season. Keep up the great work.
    Pam

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  15. Las fotografias son muy bonitas, te invito a visitar mi bloc, Felicidades
    por tu bloc
    Julia
    Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com



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  16. Love this table...your dishes are beautiful with the fall colors.

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  17. Your table is so pretty, and the soup sounds delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    xo,
    RJ

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  18. Oh your soup sounds so perfect for chilly Autumn days - love your beautiful tablescape. So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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