Friday, February 8, 2008

Pea Soup Weather

I put some peas out to soak overnight so I can make some pea soup tomorrow. The package says they don't need to be soaked, but they do. It's going to be really, really cold here the next few days.
As you can see by the photo to the left, Jules has the right idea about how to spend such days. And here's Jasper on the right.
Pea Soup Recipe
One package of split green or yellow peas
1 cup of matchstick carrots
1 cup of minced onion
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP sweet curry
1 tsp hot curry (optional)
1 can of chicken broth (optional)
1 can of canned chicken (optional)
Wash and soak the peas in a bowl for 4-6 hours. Put in a pan with about 8 cups of water and boil for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Then let it simmer on low heat for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed. Makes about 8 servings. This soup freezes well, and makes a nice quick supper on a cold winter evening.
Today I'm thankful for: living in a community that prays and laughs, for the gift of good conversations with CK and MK, for bright colors, for all the ways there are to be connected to people. Praying today for: RM, immigrants who live in fear of deportation, immigrants being detained in jails all over the US, people who work for ICE, the people of the city of Kirkwood, Missouri, victims and their families of the explosion at the sugar factory in Georgia, people dealing with the aftermath of the storms in Tennessee, Arkansas, and the other SE states, the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, Sisters of St. Joseph in Pakistan.

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