Monday, February 09, 2009

Stale Bread?

Does your bread ever go stale, sitting on your counter too long? I would not think that with a family of 7 it would ever be possible for my bread to go stale. Boy was I wrong!

Luckily for me, I found a recipe for SOP SOUP in a stack of brochures that one of the companies sent me as promotional products. It was great! I was so impressed that I just could not wait to share it with everyone!

Sop Soup

2 Cups Stale Bread, cubed
2 T. Olive oil, divided
1/4 t. Sea Salt
1/8 t. Ground Pepper
1/4 t. Paprika
1 t. Garlic Granules
2 t. Basil
2 t. Oregano
1 Lg. Onion, sliced
5 Cups Water
5 T. Chicken flavored Broth Powder
1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese

Combine bread cubes and 1 T. olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, basil and oregano. Saute until lightly browned. Set aside.

Heat 1 T. olive oil in a saucepan. Saute onion slices until lightly browned. Combine chicken flavored broth powder and water in a bowl and add to onions. Warm over medium heat, stirring until powder is dissolved and soup is hot. Add the bread cubes and gently heat for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

Serves 4.

You can also crisp the bread in the oven as opposed to sauteing it.
Try different types of cheeses, I really enjoyed it with Cheddar.
Saute Celery and Carrots with the Onions.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Car Problems

Sorry I have been MIA lately. My best friends car has broken down and so it is now parked in my front yard so my husband can fix it. This requires things like repairing car lifts, buying extension cords for his air compressor and at least 3 broken tools so far! So I have had the job of running to have the lift repaired, replacing tools and picking up the extension cords. Not to mention that she is driving my van at the moment, which leaves me driving the truck. Not my idea of fun. But it all has taken up so much of my time that I have not had much of a chance to play in the kitchen. However, I do have some new and VERY exciting recipes coming up this next week! Just you wait and see!