Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Soup for the Soul...8.20.07

[Click the Title: For a musical treat...I stumbled over to Divaood's this weekend and found wonderful music by Eva Cassidy. I had never heard her, if you like Karla Bonoff from long ago- you will love this woman's Voice.Beautiful video too..."Imagine"]
"Never Doubt that a small committed group of thoughtful,committed citizens can change the World,indeed it is the Only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

So here it is Tuesday afternoon, the rains have calmed for now , "Erin" is still punishing the Midwest."Dean" is still roaring through Mexico and seems to have been blunted by the Mexican Shoreline. ( But we will need to see how the Islands fared). The Decider is still in Canada attempting to repair frayed relationships ( ahem, gag....that HE damaged with his own assfractured diplomacy). The Mine Disaster remains unresolved, and the Safety Issues Unexamined. Iraq remains lucky if it makes the Below the Fold News, and the Surge is mentioned in a whisper. So for a friend...Here is the Cheese Soup Reciepe that I had mentioned....The Reciepe is for two, but you can always make more. Enjoy.

One block of Sharp White Chedder (shredded)
One Block of Monterrey Jack (shredded)
6 Oz. Low fat Amarretto Coffee Creamer ( you can use real Cream if you want)
1 cup Milk
Half Stick Butter (unsalted)
(Mix all in a Soup Pan, stir over low heat, nice and slow .)
Then add :
3 tsps. Worstshire Sauce
Hungarian Sweet Papricka-sprinkle
Dash Of Old Bay
Nutmeg- Sprinkle on top
Smidge of Sherry for taste
1 Cup Mushrooms ( Caps chopped)
One Small Spanish Onion
One small red onion
Sautee in a seperate pan,drain and then add to soup.

Stir the Soup over a low heat. Serve in a hearty big bowl, sprinkle some fresh cut cilantro and throw on a couple of croutons.


Tina said...

I believe this simple yet delish soup would go wonderfully w/ a very quick and easy dessert.

Bananas w/ Caramel Sauce & Whipped Cream
2 ripe bananas per adult, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 teaspoon butter, per banana
2 tablespoons caramel sauce (at least) per banana, served warmed slightly in microwave
whipped cream (yep, you can use the kind that comes in a can)

1. Melt the butter in a small non-stick pan until melted and foamy.
2. Add the banana pieces and saute, turning occasionally, until soft and browned in places (about 3-4 minutes).
3. Distribute bananas amongst as many bowls as people you are serving.
4. Top with warmed caramel sauce per serving.
5. Dollop on whipped cream.
Now, you've got a sweet and hot dessert, and it only took about about 6 minutes from start to finish... and it is a great way to use up any ripe bananas.

Anon-Paranoid said...

And as Sonny and Cher sang "And the Beat Goes On".

And still the World wonders when we as a country will take our country back.

God Bless.

Larry said...

Enigma and Tina have made me hungry as both their recipes sound good.

betmo said...

hubby and i adore cheese soup- this is soup for the tummy and soul :)

Newsguy said...

Recipes. Outstanding! Where is Divaood's?

enigma4ever said...

Betmo: Enjoy ;-)

Larry: I know....Tina's reciepe looks really good..hmmmm...need to go find some bananas...

Anony: I know. I know..but in the meantime we can have some soup ...right?

Tina: Whoa...hmmmm..yum...too good..the perfect way to end the night....

enigma4ever said...

Newguy :Hey there sorry- I bumped into you there....
Divajood is over on the Blogroll under Divajood's ...she has a wonderful blog...

D.K. Raed said...

I first heard Eva Cassidy singing "Songbird" in the movie Love Actually. I thought it was Norah Jones covering Fleetwood Mac. By that time, she was already dead. What a tragic loss. Eva's cover of Somewhere Over The Rainbow will make you cry.

Your Creamy Cheddar Soup is making my mouth dance. There can never be enough cheese, can there? And Tina's banana caramel has just turned the dance into a samba! ~~ D.K.

thailandchani said...

Oh, goodness! You have no idea how much I wish I could try that soup! I think I gained two pounds reading the recipe. :)

Sounds good though!



enigma4ever said...

Chani...Hey there..I was doing fine until I read Tina's anmd drooled on my keyboard ; P ( thanks for coming by)

DK: I just read about Eva yesterday and learned of her death, tragic, 33 and so young and so sudden...melanoma...and my other thought was an artist...I bet she didn't have healthcare or Insurance....( sorry folks but as a nurse that is where my brain went first. could not help it..)

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Both recipes sound delicious! I will have to try them!

Thanks for sharing those! :)

Willowtree said...

Eva Cassidy is one of my favourites, in fact I've posts clips of her a few time. Actually she worked in a plant nursery and only sung part time, which I think is why its hard to find footage of her.

If you want an artist that not only sounds a bit like her, but sings some of her interpretations and sites her as a major influence, you should look up Katie Melua.