Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Soup Weather!

The cooler weather has me thinking of soup! One night this week I will be making Cabbage Patch Soup. This is an easy soup to assemble, and it is definitely a COMFORT FOOD. I remember my Mom making this on cold winter days. We would get a rare snow event and Dad would pull us around behind the tractor on an old car hood. Can you say, "COUNTRY!!" I love it! Red-cheeked, with dripping noses and numb fingers, we'd pile into the house for some Cabbage Patch Soup. Along with this memory is one of sitting in the living room floor with my sister, Jill, eating Cabbage Patch Soup and watching Little Women - the one with June Allyson. (The Best One!) To this day, there is nothing better than being cuddled up in a blanket with warm toastie socks, a good, reliable movie on the TV, and a warm bowl of soup!

Cabbage Patch Soup

1 medium head of cabbage, chopped
water - enough to just cover the cabbage in a stock pot
1 lb lean ground beef, browned
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
1 can rotel
salt and pepper to taste to season ground beef

Put chopped cabbage in a soup pot, add just enough water to cover the cabbage. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until cabbage is tender.

In the meantime, brown ground beef with onions, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. When cabbage is tender, add beef to soup pot. Add soups and rotel. Simmer for 5 -10 minutes. Enjoy! I usually make cornbread to serve with this.

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