Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mighty Fine Soup.

While I was decorating my little hiney off tonight, Mr. Hawthorne was making a mighty fine soup.

First, he started off with thawing out my frozen turkey consomme.
Then, he added the frozen pork and leek dumplings.
Once the dumplings started to float (6-10 minutes),
he added celery, carrots, and broccoli.
Gave these veggies a head start until adding some cabbage slices, which cook in about a minute.

When I was eating this delicious broth, I asked Mr. H., "What are these seeds? Did you use the Hot Chili Sauce?"

Mr. H responded, "Nooooooo, I used the jarred pre-prepared garlic which you'd rather cut off a limb than eat since you're such a food SNOB."

Let me say now, I did not buy this jarred garlic. A neighbor gave it to me.

OK, back to the arrusssuuppppeee.
He also added 2-3 splashes of soy sauce and some ginger.
He then added a heaping tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in maybe a quarter of a cup of water.

I couldn't wait to eat.
Rosie was very hungry.

It was delicious.

Oh, but wait.

You know what? We have some leftover rice from the Chinese take-out the other night. Add that.

Oh, wait.....
You know what? We have some leftover pork crown roast from the other night.
Add that.

Oh, did you mention the hot chili sauce.
Oh wait...
Add that.

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