Sunday, March 8, 2009

Super Soup!

I must say that I'm loving the new school year. Teen Boy is starting his HSC (Higher School Cert) and Little One is no longer so little as she's just started Year 7. So why am I loving it? Well, they're so into their homework that I have a whole load of free time to spend rattling the pans in the kitchen. Yesterday was no exception and from out of the oven came Nigella's Store cupboard Chocolate cake, Maria's Mincemeat wedges (, Sal's Impossible Quiche (see below!) and from the stove top, a rather lovely cupboard soup plus the remaining green beans from the garden which got many accolades at lunch. The family have begged me not to forget this one so I'm putting it here for posterity!

Saturday Cupboard Soup

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tin creamed corn

1 tin canellini beans, drained

A handful of green beans, chopped

1 chicken stock cube

1 vegetable stock cube

five spice powder

Fry the onion in a little oil until translucent. Add the tin of creamed corn and 1 tins worth of water. Crumble in the stock cubes and add the green beans. Then add the canellini beans and a sprinkle of five spice powder. Bring to the boil and simmer until the green beans are tender. Adjust the seasoning and serve!

I'm sorry but there are no photos, the homework included a science project on digital cameras. However, here's one I did earlier!! My find in the sands at Uluru!


Rhyleysgranny said...

You have been busy. I like the sound of the soup. I am having a job connecting your little friend to the recipe...............I hope he wasn't in it LOL :)

Coby said...

LOL I named my most recent blog Super soup too Jilly:) Same idea, different flavours:) Love the sound of your soup and adore the photo:):) How exciting to find such an amazing creature - thorny devil yeah? Hope you enjoyed your soup as much as we enjoyed ours:)

♥Rosie♥ said...

WOW Jilly what a busy girl you've been with lots of great treats.

Rosie x

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Love the sound of this soup - the sort of thing that must taste like it took a lot more effort than it really did. Gorgeous snap of that lizardy thing - funny how NZ and Australia are so geographically close but miles apart in terms of flora and fauna...

JillyB said...

Thanks Guys!
Granny, the thorny devil was just so cute that I wanted to post a pic of him. I can assure you that he didn't go anywhere near the soup pot!
Coby, I do hope that you enjoyed your soup too! I love making them and still have the cold cure soup recipe that you posted on Nigella!!
Rosie, it's a Saturday again here so I've a list of goodies to try. Yippee!
Laura, I love the little creatures that we find here but I'd really like to 'cross the pond' and explore NZ sometime soon!

Web Designing said...

although you've been very busy..still you had the chance to do something for your self

Outsourcing Manila said...

thanks for sharing it.