Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week, but I finally have some time to sit down and share some of my cooking with you. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is really more of a template than a recipe. It’s called Spur-of-the Moment Soup, aka Stone Soup and although Dorie gives specific instructions for her carrot version, in the introduction she gives us permission to use whatever vegetables we have on hand or feel like using.
In the spirit of the recipe I decided to use this opportunity to clear some leftover random vegetables out of the fridge. I replaced the pound of carrots with broccolette (I did dice up one carrot) and the small potato with a large sweet potato. The recipe tells us we can puree the soup or not. I chose not to with the vegetables I used, but I am sure a puree would be delicious with other veggies.
I love that this recipe gives us a template for making a soup out of whatever vegetables we want. I am sure I will turn to this recipe whenever I feel the need to use up leftovers. The resulting soup is hearty, healthy, and delicious.
I also finally made the Spice-Poached Apples or Pears from a few weeks ago. I used Bosc pears and followed the recipe exactly. The result was a light and tasty dessert that we all enjoyed.