Saturday, November 29, 2008


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! It's been a quiet weekend around here just catching up on cleaning and laundry and relaxing.
This is what we woke up to this morning. It started snowing last night but I was surprised when I got up and saw the winter wonderland. It only snowed a couple of inches but the trees were so pretty.
I made a batch of Turkey Minestrone today. I have plenty for lunch this week which will be a nice take and grab in the morning.

Turkey Minestrone
2 tsps olive oil
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced potatoes
1 cup green beans trimmed and sliced in 1" pieces
1 clove minced garlic
chicken stock to cover
2/3 cup small elbow macaroni
1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
1/2 cup canned chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup cooked diced turkey
Heat oil in a heavy dutch oven. Add next 4 ingredients and saute a couple of minutes. Add stock and tomatoes, and simmer until veggies are done. Season with salt/pepper. Add cooked pasta and turkey.
I sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.


Nola @ the Alamo said...

Looks like a great soup for a cold day! I've gotta go view your profile and see where you are, so much snow. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Laura said...

Your soup looks wonderful and I'd love to have your snow right now!
Have a wonderful week.

Melissa said...

I can almost smell the soup. Mmmmmm, good.

My cake came out great. I was so happy about that. Yeah!

My cold is on it's last legs. Thank goodness, I will be so glad when it is finally all gone.

Have a great Sunday.


Cherdecor said...

Your snow fall is so pretty! This is soup weather, for sure! It snowed here this morning but hardly. It has now turned to rain.
We took our umbrellas to church then when we drove home, it poured. We stopped at McDonald's for some food to take home. We are tired of turkey at this point. Ha! Ha! We can always eat it tomorrow. Enjoy your snow.

Dawnie said...

you know I love when the trees are like that--I simply cant get enough of the view. We are snowing right now--we beat the snow home. Supposedly, we could get 5-9 inches. Our daughter is on her way back to her place which is another 2+ hours of driving so I hope she beats the snow to.

I so wanted to make a pot of turkey soup--but while we were gone--my oldest son and daughter-in-law came over and finished all the turkey! They even took the container it was in! lol--they had the nerve to call us and tell us they ate it all! It was good though, I would have done the same!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I do so love snaow. Your pictures are so beautiful!!! i am going to make your yummy soup. I need something hot for tomorrow as it is turning clod here in Ky. I am so glad i found your blog...m..

Melissa said...


I hope you have a wonderful afternoon all snuggled up and keeping warm.

Love Melissa

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Now all your snow-laden trees need are some big red ornaments! Today driving home from shopping, I saw a tree in a neighbor's yard with big ornaments hanging from the limbs, and I thought, why haven't I done that before???

Shellmo said...

Those photos of the trees were beautiful! All the ingredients for your turkey minestrone soup sounds like it makes for a tasty bowl!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Judy, I love the photos of your snow covered trees. They look so festive. Its freezing in the UK so a bowl of your soup would do nicely just now. You must try a Snowball if you get the chance. I was laughing at your spelling of it it is Advocaat (I think it should be pronounced Advokat but I say Advocar) Its a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar and brandy. It has a smooth taste that is similar to almonds, it tastes like marzipan (I think that is almond paste in the USA) Im not sure. X

Simone said...

What a wonderful sprinkling of snow! That soup looks pretty good too!

Barb said...

Hi Judy,

Love that snow (just not here)!
Your minestrone sounds great. It is pretty warm here-77. I will add it to my "when it gets cooler here" list.



Hi Judy,
I rec'd the cute spatulas (sp?) in the mail and Love them.THANK YOU so much. Sorry I haven't been around...everyday goes by so fast and I feel I haven't even been able to visit my blogging friends.
This week is crazy... The soup looks so GOOD:)
Christmas Joy to You.

Heidi said...

How pretty! We have had some snow over the weekend while we were at the cottage. I love it when the snow paints the trees!

My but that soup looks so yummy! I think I need to go get more turkey so I can try it. :)

Hugs ~

The Muse said...

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

FancyHorse said...

The soup looks wonderful and delicious! Just the thing for a cold, snowy day.

Your snow pictures are beautiful. I love looking at pictures of the snow, but I don't much want to go out in it anymore. It's a good thing I live where it rarely snows!

Kim's Treasures said...

Such beautiful trees!!! We got a couple of inches but they melted quick!

Yummy looking soup!

Have a great day!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh yum! Thanks for the recipe Judy -- it looks perfect for leftovers. I didn't have any this year, but there's always the Christmas turkey!

a pink-bee said...

What pretty trees covered in snow ! That soup looks prefect ~ Have a Happy Day :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Nothing like a nice pot of homemade soup on a cold winter day! Yum!


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

slurp,slurp, yum ,yum ! You made me hungary !
The snow is so prett on the trees!

Penny said...

Man that looks good Judy! I'll definitely keep this one! I can't believe you guys had so much snow! We haven't even had a skif here yet. I think we are supposed to get some tonight though, we'll see!

Anonymous said...

I wish we had snow like that!! The soup looks yummy! Sorry I have not been by for awhile. Soooo busy~!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Judy, The chocolate spiced cake recipe is in the book. Do you want me to copy it out for you? X

Lydia said...

Hello Judy,
I'm happy you had a great thanksgiving. Your soups sounds so good.
I just received my gift! I love it! Thank you so much!
I can't wait to use them!
Wishing you a wonderful day,

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy, your soup looks delicious! I'll be making that very soon!

Sher said...

Yoo-hoo! Judy! Come and see what I have for you over at my place!

(The soup looks delish!!!)

Screaming Meme said...

Its cold here...I sure could use some soup...Meme

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This soup reminds me of when my sweet neighbor called us with an invitation to come over for hot (homemade)turkey soup.
It was a delicious and welcomed surprise after an exhausting day working at the holiday show, where the heater was broken.

Sweet Wishes,