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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

After all that RICH foods.....

Hello, Bloggers and Lurkers and all our other Friends...
After all the RICH foods of the Season,
Mr. Sweet and I crave a pot of VEGGIE SOUP and CORNBREAD......
THIS veggie soup was made with just what was in the pantry and fridge....
I was NOT in the mood to hit the grocery store AGAIN this week.
Our cornbread here at Sweet Nothings is SOUTHERN cornbread...NO SUGAR....
Now, Mr. Sweet sure would rather have it WITHOUT sugar....
I can go both ways.
While I like sweet cornbread, too, I really prefer NO SUGAR. If anyone is interested, the recipe is under my header marked RECIPES ...(DUH) :))

Altho we much prefer FRESH VEGGIES, I had NONE...NADA...NOT EVEN ONE.
Canned and frozen veggies...
here we have English Peas and Corn,
a small baked potato cut up and added...
BEEF BROTH...never water..well, water with a bullion cube works...:)
onions, a few pieces of ANAHEIM pepper, celery, including the flavorful GREEN leaves,
all sauteed until tender...
then added to the pot.
A shake or two of a steak sauce..
then the best part....FIRE ROASTED TOMATOES..
I love to cook with these and keep several cans in my pantry.
Salt and pepper to taste and let simmer awhile before eating.
and, may I say here that the soup will be even better the next day,
so make a nice, big pot.
 My desk top bit the dirt 2 days ago and all my birthday photos are on it....NOT on my laptop, tho.
When things get FIXED, I'll tell you about my wonderful 75th birthday party.....:))

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On Crooked Creek said...

We, also, had soup and cornbread this week! Just seemed the perfect meal with all the gentle falling SNOW!!!I'm going to the grocer tomorrow and will look for those fire roasted tomatoes to try! Thanks for the tip!
Yes, dear friend, I did post some photos of our SNOW!
I'll be watching for those Birthday photos once this are working properly!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think I'm ready for some wonderful soup and yummy cornbread! Love that pan, I really need to get one! Can't wait to see you Birthday photos!
hugs, Linda

Linda said...

It must be a trend! We have chicken corn chowder on our menu tonight - just as we did last night! We hit up Sam's for all things paper - toilet paper, paper towels and tissue - plus milk and meds. I just can't handle any more grocery shopping - nor can my budget!!

We will be patiently waiting for those birthday pics!

Stacey said...

Sounds delicious! We just had 15 bean soup with some ham that was left over. We also had skillet cornbread with NO sugar. :)

Tomorrow I'm making stew. I'm with stores!

Michelle said...

Soup is the perfect meal for this time of year. LOVE that cornbread pan.

Blondie's Journal said...

We really need some soup around looks hearty and delicious and a nice way to use up leftovers. I love the skillet you use for your cornbread.

I hope your new year has started out well. I'm looking forward to some birthday pics!


The French Hutch said...

Seems we both craved the same thing bj. I love soup and yours looks delicious! I love corn bread with mine too, although we like crackers a lot too. Sorry about your computer. Look forward to the birthday photos.

The French Hutch

Sarah said...

I'm ready for a diet of just veggies. ;-)
Love corn bread too. Good luck with the birthday photos. I know it was a fun celebration! ~ sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a perfect meal for the new year BJ! Happy 2013:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

I hear ya BJ! I made a big pot of all vegetable minestrone the other day and I just packed three days worth of salads for my lunch at work. We joined the gym tonight too!

Miss Kitty-Kelly Thomas said...

Cornbread...that's the only way to go with soup! Now, that's some good eatin'...
Happy 2013!
Warmest Regards,
Loretta & Miss Kitty

LV said...

I will take my cornbread without the sugar with a big glass of sweet milk. Sometimes that is all I have a night. I crumble the bread into my milk. O'so good!

Madeline's Album said...

I sure do miss my husbands homemade soup and his cornbread. He was a good cook. Your soup and cornbread looks so good. have a blessed day. Madeline

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love homemade veggie soup and the cornbread sure looks good, too. My hubby doesn't like sugar added either, but I do so I usually sneak a little in. Happy Birthday that I missed!!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!

Penny Phillips said...

Your soup and cornbread look soooo good! I like unsweetened the best, but can go either way. I made posole today, a soup of sorts that is popular here in New Mexico. Have a blessed and happy New Year...hugs, Penny

Barbara F. said...

I love corn bread and wanted to make it for NY day but oven is acting up! Soup sounds really good, too. xo

Beth said...

Soup and corn bread sounds so good. I love the corn bread pan, or is it just dividers put in the pan?

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I hope you can get your computer fixed. Your soup and cornbread look wonderful. I am hungry again. Blessings- xo Diana

Sharing Shadymont said...

We love home made soup with corn bread too. Yours looks delish! :)

Jeanne said...

Hi bj, We love a good pot of veggie soup. Your soup sounds and looks like great soup. We like sweet cornbread and we call it Johnny cake where I come from. Yep, we are damn Yankees who grew up in the South. Yikes.

I'm sorry about your computer. That is a nightmare to me.I hope all is fixed soon. I have wanted to post about our trip but I haven't found the time with the holiday celebrations since we arrived home. I'm waiting for calm and quiet.

I know you had a great 75th birthday celebration with your darling family. Congratulations.

We are watching our Gators get beat. Sad!!!

Maureen said...

I'm avoiding the grocery store too this week. Soup sounds like the perfect meal after all the holiday indulgences!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Yummy BJ!!! Hope you had WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS!!! There is nothing like soup to warm us up here in the northeast AND I prefer my cornbread sugarless too!!! Hey, those who don't like it that way can always add jam to it! I have a LODGE GRILL LIKE YOURS on my "WISH LIST"!!! LOVE IT!
Have a wonderful week,
Big Hugs to you,

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the corn bread and stew mom left me an old cast iron corn bread baking pan, they are shaped
like ears of corn fun...I am waiting for you to tell us where and why you are's like a friend movin out of town...hope I didn't miss exciting you can make any place home...especially you my friend..phyllis

Teresa said...

Funny. At our home it happened the same: we came from the celebrations craving veggies and soup.
I love the pan where you baked the bread... I think I'd prefer the non-sugar kind too... tastes yummy enough.
Thank you for sharing,

Debbie said...

Happy Belated birthday! You are such an inspiration to me. I would love to have your spunk, energy, and LOOKS when I am 75.

I'm with ya in needing something healthy like veggie soup. Enough of the foods I'm not supposed to eat. I feel yukky!

Jackie said...

Hey there BJ.

We have been trying to cut back on all the rich foods as well. This week is more using up the frozen leftovers for me.

God bless.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

LOVE your opening line of: "Hello, Bloggers and Lurkers and all our other Friends..." Oh wow do I love it! I may just have to *grab* it! -giggggles-

I try not to let those over-and-over-and-over-again-lurkers "bug" me, but.... -Hehhhhhhhh- Use that line and let 'em know, I AM keeping an eye on them! In my Stats Place. -hehhhh-

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ahhh yes, the time of year for swearing off all the excess of Holiday Goodies! :-)

For those who ate 'em, that is.

Around here, I don't. And I don't let him do much of it either. -gigggles-

But who among us, could not try for healthier eating? No one. We all need healthier eating and less of the amounts, and etc.

Hey, this is the first such post (which I remember anyway) on this usual Jan. Theme. *REFORM!!!* -giggggles-

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh sorry about the computer. Don't we have a love/hate relationship with them? You have made me so hungry. I think I will copy you. We are between pay checks so no goin to the store for me. I have all I need right here for soup and corn bread. I love your recipe no fire roasted tomatoes but have some with green chili's. Yummy. Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration for lunch! Oh we like salty too!
Have a great day.

Theresa said...

Oh yes, we had soup two nights ago and leftovers last nigh:) Yummy on a cold night or ANY night! Enjoy your day my friend, BIG HUGS!

Gert said...

Your soup looks so yummy, especially to me on this cold winters day in Iowa! lol My husband wants to know where you got the pan your cornbread is in? That is so cool!


Our Neck of the Woods said...

Yum! Looks delicious. I love cornbread with soup. Your cornbread pan is so cute! I love it!

Hope your birthday was wonderful!

Audrey said...

Your veggie soup looks so good and I bought a can of fire roasted tomatoes today for our next pot of soup. I cooked red beans with the ham hock and cornbread. Tasty and get several meals out of one pot of beans.

Looking forward to your hearing about Birthday celebration. Hope you did not loose all your pictures.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Yummy !! We also had soup this week made with my leftover ham and bone.
Lots of goodness. We had ours with tea biscuits.
Can't wait to see the pictures..

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ok..would love to hear about it. The veggies and corn bread look wonderful!

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
I just love a great vegetable soup and of course corn bread. Your soup and corn bread looks so warm and inviting, my kind of winter time cozy meal. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Katherines Corner said...

oh my goodness, did I miss your birthday. How did that happen? Happy belated birthday wishes my friend. I hope your day was as sweet s you are. Oh and pass the cornbread please, giggle. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo