I love all kinds of soup and I love soup all year round.
WHAT TO MAKE WITH THESE BABY CABBAGE?
First let me say that I am not one to give very good cooking directions. Half the time I don't measure anything...I am quick to make up my own recipe...and well, I just do it!
I diced up my little baby cabbage (out of my garden)
Depends on how much soup you want to make to how much of everything you use. I make a big pot because we love leftovers!
I had an onion and some carrot chips! Gave them a spin in the chopper. (carrot chips are easier to chop)
Next I gathered up the spices I like to cook with. You use whatever you like.
A little overview of what I used. Of course salt and pepper. Decided to use just a tad of onion powder since I was using a whole onion already. A hint of garlic. Good sprinkle of lemon pepper. A good shake of crushed red pepper (my bunch likes things with a kick to it) A good shake of Mediterranean Herb seasoning and a generous shake of Natures seasoning in which my pantry is never out of! Love this seasoning! I would normally use chicken broth for my stock base but didn't have any! However I did have some Chicken broth cubes so just made my own broth.
Had a little bacon and you gotta have a little fat in your soup to make it good!
Well, maybe a lot of bacon! Hee-hee!
Tossed about 6 cubes in some water and added my seasonings. When that came to a boil I added my carrots, onions and bacon.
While that was cooking some I diced up my sausage. I love to use Nettles but decided to use deer meat that we had made into sausage.
Oh mercy the aroma of all those spices was soooo good! You want to smell?
When the carrots and onions began to become a little tender I tossed in the sausage (which was smoked). Cooked a few minutes and then added the cabbage.
Gave it a quick stir and let it cook till cabbage was tender.
I did manage to let it sit for just a little while to savor all those flavors before grabbing me a bowl full.
Now this is what I am talking about! Good, filling, and plenty for leftovers!
A little hint....it's better with a hunk of corn bread!!!!
Hugs and blessings,