I’m happy. VERY HAPPY, these days….no particular reason really. My house is cleaned, I’ve been exercising regularly the last four days and feeling GREAT, and I made this yummy soup which is my mom’s recipe. It warmed my belly and my heart to make it and think of her. She’s been on my mind a lot lately…kinda funny how she just pops in there out of the blue…but I like it..I love to feel like she is near me when I think of her.
So….enough of that, no need to get sappy when we’re feeling happy right?? OK…so let’s have a recipe- well you who have followed my blog know it goes a bit like this:
Cut up about 4-5 carrots in thin slices (you can halves these slices if you’d like…this is a very forgiving soup)
1 onion sliced and diced
1-2 celery stalks sliced and diced.
Sautee these three items in about 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp margarine. Just until the onions are a little see through…
In a big pot, cook up about 1-1,5 cauliflower heads and about 6 good size potatoes- peeled and chopped into bite size pieces. Cover these with water (just until it covers the cauliflower and potatoes) bring to a boil and let cook until tender. Add the sauteed ingredients and then add about 1 liter of half light milk and half light cream (I had a half liter left in my light milk and added “matfløte” which is what light cream is called here in Norway, to the rest of the milk box and then shook it and poured it in…) I seasoned the soup with garlic pepper and salt. OHHHH sorry, forgot to mention I added vegetable buljong to the potatoes and cauliflower while they were cooking- I used four cubes which is enough for two liters of water…
Let this baby simmer as long as you possibly can because it gets better the longer it sits and marinates together…it’s a very easy soup and you can add and subtract ingredients as you please. I used light dairy products this time but usually the original recipe calls for half and half (half whole milk and half heavy cream) but since we’re livin’ light these days…we tried to make this a little healthier…serve this with some wonderful warm whole grain bread and bon appetit!!
Have a great Saturday evening everyone-
Until next time…..