November 30, 2010

Ahhh...Cottage Cozy Soup!

A warm & hearty soup on this cold and rainy day!
(Since we were out of town for Thanksgiving I had some food in the fridge 
I wanted to use up before it spoiled!)

Just grab what you have on hand...
and make a big pot of "comfort stew"!

I threw in some carrots, lean ground beef, onions, cabbage and a frozen bag of chow mein I wanted to use up!  Add to that a can of tomatoes, some vegetable broth and even a little bit of canned pumpkin I had leftover in the fridge. I also had some fat free sour cream I threw in!  Some spices and there you have it!
It was delish and healthy too!

Stay Cozy, 
Carrie


23 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

I am sure you had a wonderful holiday but just thought I'd let you know I missed you...stay warm!

Sherri B. said...

It seems like every time I make a soup like that it turns out better than any recipe...and perfect for this nasty Pacific NW weather.

Julie Harward said...

That looks wonderful to me...real comfort food..add some home made bread and it's perfect! ;D

Incipient Wings said...

I've been making soup every day lately...this looks like it's nice and filling. Bet it was soooooo good!
have a great day:)

Diane said...

That sure looks like a great pot of comfort food, I love a soup that just evolves along the way. It's the best! love, Diane

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

Thanks fro stopping by my blog Carrie.....had to come see what was up in your world :) And now I am SO hungry! And it is only 6:41 in the morning - LOL
This looks yummy!!!!

Deb said...

sounds warm and yummy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

looks awesome...we finally got some cold weather and now it is time for soups!

koralee said...

I wish I had this waiting for me at the end of my very busy day today my friend....I can almost smell the loveliness....hugs for a great December 1st! oxoxxo

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I just love soups like this! Your comfort stew has inspired me to make some, too! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Val said...

Yep, that's my kind of soup. :) Happy holidays!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

On this cold..chilly...lightly snowing day in MN...soup sounds good about now!

Thanks for posting this delish recipe!

pollydove said...

Ohhhhh that looks sooooo good right about now! I just want to take a big spoonful of that last picture!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This looks like the perfect meal on a cold day like this.
Sending some sweet snowflakes your way, Carrie ***x***x***

JennyMay said...

Hi Hon,

This is a fabulous idea! I love cooking like that...using what you have and making something delicious, some of the best meals my family has commented on are the things I make with leftovers...they say...Oh Mom -you have to make this again...I answer...apologetically...sorry guys...i can't remember what I did...

Kisses,
JennyMay

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carrie,
You were so creative with your stew..I would have never thought of using chow mein..It sure does look good...I think I can almost smell it..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Just a little something from Judy said...

This soup is exactly what I am so hungry for on this cold, windy, and wet evening. But, instead we are having spaghetti(I like that too). I appreciate the recipe that you shared and I am sure there will be many cold evenings for soup in the next few months.

nancygrayce said...

Yum! That looks great! I need to make that!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Homemade stew is one of my favorites, and definitely a comfort food. I've never thrown in pumpkin though. That sounds very interesting :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Judi said...

Oh Yum! Don't you just love soup in the winter...on a cold day...mmmmmm...by the end of a hot summer I sure miss not having made soup...which I don't make often.
Yours looks delicous...so thick and picture perfect. I love your bowls also...cute.
have a great day
Judi

Leslie said...

that looks wonderufl. you are such a tease on these cold baltimore night. : )
have a great weekend.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks delicious. I don't feel well today and I could use a nice hearty soup like that!

Florence and Mary said...

A good hearty stew is just what we need in the UK right now with all the snow we've been having!

Victoria xx

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