Thursday, December 16, 2010

Recipe--Snow Soup

This is one of my favorite winter soups… 
It’s full of fresh veggies and soooo yummy!

I had a recipe from my mother’s neighbor that called for ground meat, tomato juice and frozen mixed veggies, and I decided to bump it up a notch.  If you ever make this, I think you’ll agree that the beef consommé soup and fresh produce are well worth the effort.  If not, you can always go back to the original idea.

I made up this soup the first day it snowed after we moved to Oklahoma.  Mr. Man was caught in a traffic jam, as I recall, and I put the time to good use and made this hearty soup as he was driving home. 

"Snow Soup” is much more fun than "Vegetable Beef", so I actually ran outside and got a scoopful of fresh snow and added it to the pot so I could really call it that.  And while I don’t always add real snow to it, I do keep some snow in the freezer.  What’s more fun than snow ice cream in July??

So here’s the recipe.  I do hope you try it.  You brown the meat, open some cans, and chop some veggies while you watch NCIS.  Oh wait.  That’s me.  hahaha


Lucky Dog


1 lb. ground meat
1 onion, diced
3 ribs of celery, diced

2 cans of tomato soup
2 soup cans of water  J
1 can of corn
1 can of Beef Consommé soup

1 T. sugar, optional

½ a stalk of fresh broccoli florets, chopped
1 fresh yellow squash, chopped
some fresh carrots, chopped
4 potatoes, chopped
whatever you have in your crisper—cauliflower, zucchini…

1.  In a 6-qt. type pot, brown the meat, remove, and sauté the onion and celery in beef fat until translucent.  (or however you normally do these things!)
2.  Add remaining ingredients. 
3.  Simmer until veggies are tender.

(After browning things and adding the cans, I chop and add the dense veggies first, the carrots and broccoli, and then chop the rest while it all simmers, adding the potatoes last.  They usually need only 5-10 min to get tender, depending on how small you dice them.  And then it’s ready!  Yummy!!)

Also delicious with cornbread.

 ♥ J


  1. Your Snow Soup recipe looks yummy! I love how you write about your husband as Mr. Man, too!

  2. It really is a yummy recipe, and Mr. Man likes the moniker, too. Although sometimes he jokes that I am "Mrs. Man", which doesn't really sound right at all. haha

    How's the new city treating you?? Are you able to plug into MCBA at all? I always loved your books so much. :)