Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sketchbook Tuesday - soup time

One of the many things that I love about autumn is making big pots of soup. Soup keeps us going on busy days. For our family of three I make enough soup at one time to feed at least twelve. Sometimes more. Leftovers are frozen in serving sizes appropriate for the three of us. Then I am afforded days when my most difficult task preparing dinner is thawing and re-heating some of that goodness. This past weekend was the first pot of minestrone for this season - a favorite with the Professor.

I was catching up with one of my favorite blogs of late, Beauty That Moves, and am now inspired to make some changes in how I shop for groceries and what I keep stocked in our pantry. Because we are omnivores, I know we could never meet her $400/month grocery challenge, but perhaps some planning ahead beyond just one week could stretch our grocery dollars a bit further. Maybe it's the cooler weather that has me wanting to stock up, be prepared, ready to make lots more soup, of course!

8 comments:

Clare said...

Lovely Cabbage, careful you don't throw that one into the pot... I love making soup, and as we are in Spring time here and not too hot, I think I will do some more to freeze just in case of a cold day in Summer.

debra morris said...

Great cabbage Ann, looking forward to cooler weather here so I can make soup

bettyfromtexas said...

Your "soup ingredient" is so tender and fresh!! Such a beautiful rendering!! I guess I haven't waited for the weather . . . it's still been in the 80's and I've made chili and chicken and dumplings!!

raena said...

Beautiful! And I cannot wait until we get soup weather; it is my favorite!

SR said...

That is really beautiful!! I love the effect of the water colors

Cathy Holtom said...

You made a cabbage look beautiful!

Alex said...

Such a glorious looking cabbage =) I bet the soup taste as fantastic as the drawing. =)

kazumiwannabe said...

I think there will be cabbage in my shopping list this week, your drawing looks so fresh! Your post made me think, too. I'm not very organized and that means losing money stupidly... Thanks for the blog link, I'll check it out now!

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