Tuesday, January 27

The fastest soup ever! Recipe

Ok, so I have NOTHING planned for tonight's dinner & tonight is supposed to be a quick night we run home, eat & go to our Book Club.  So I thought about what I had going bad in my fridge, a giant container of Spinach from over a week ago!  

I had some sauteed onions in the fridge, so I dumped them (about 2 TBSP) with SS&P, about a cup of chicken stock, and a handful of spinach (I just couldn't bring myself to really dig in & pick it over, so just grabbed the really nice looking leaves off the top, SO lazy!)
I gave it a whirl...
Meantime, I have a medium saucepan with about 3 cups of broth (and I tossed in a couple chunks of lemongrass) heating up.  Once it got reasonably warm, I added half a package of Rice Stick Noodles to that.
Added the contents of the blender to the pot, brought it all up to simmer & tasted, kinda good, but boring - added cumin, cayenne & paprika (abut 1 Tsp of - more if you like!).  Hmm... much better!
Once noodles were soft, I turned off the heat & gently stirred in some cream (about 3-4 TBSP) & served.  It might have been nicer to garnish with a little fresh parsley or cilantro, but who has time for that on Book Club night!??

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