Inspiration from my bloggin' friends!

I'm cruising along, reading the latest posts on my favorite blogs and SUDDENLY --- it hits me!!
Why didn't I think of that???

Before Christmas, Beyond the Blue Gate posted a beautiful picture of mixed roasted vegetables. So I used seasonal, local veggies for a dinner party and it was a huge hit! (Note, people -- seasonal, local ..... get with it! This is important! For more info -- visit the Freight House Farmers Market on Saturdays.)

So ....... I did it again for Christmas with a few additions. In this batch of roasted veggies -- Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, Kennebec potatoes, parsnips, turnips, acorn squash, carrots, onions, garlic, brussel sprouts and crimini mushrooms. Tossed it with EVOO, salt, pepper and some thyme. And YUM just happened!
Ok -- so as usual -- I prepared enough veggies for an army. I was simply going to heat them up for supper one night. And then, GirlwithaSword posts a wonderfully easy recipe. Check out her freezer soup of the week ...posted on Dec 25th.

I made a few alterations to mine. I sauteed onions, carrots, garlic, celery and lots of mushrooms. I pureed the roasted veggies with chicken broth, added some fat-free evaporated milk for creaminess. I save the cheese rinds from well-aged cheese in the freezer to add to soup. This time -- I used Prairie Delight's Prairie Rose cheese......... a nutty, semi-hard cheese. And then -- to top it off --- a good swig of port.

YEA ... in the stock pot ... not the cook. That will come later!

So thanks, friends!!! Lunch is delicious!


girlwithasword said…
OH! Cheese rinds?? What a fantastic idea! and, as serendipity would have it, I got gifted 2 very "rindy" bits of local aged have inspired me....they will go in my next stockpot.

And your roasted veggies look DIVINE, dahlink..... YUM.
Deborah said…
Those veggies do look delicious!
BlueGate said…
Yum! Your roasted veggies look even better than mine did. And I am all over that cheese rind idea, just put 53 hens into the freezer, so tasty soup stock here I come! Thanks for the idea : )

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