Last night, I made this for dinner:
|I swear this is edible|
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Jana, what the f*ck is that? It looks like something I pulled from my gutters or something you sample from a swamp. How the hell is that edible?” I know you’re thinking that because that is exactly what I thought when I first looked at it.
Just to clear up any confusion, it’s soup. It was supposed to be a derivative of something my daughter ate at daycare (which I now believe was Italian wedding soup but let’s not go there) and something she said she liked. When I asked her what was in it she told me: hamburger, spinach, carrots and rice. I figured “hey, I can make that. No problem.” So I bought the ingredients and decided to make it for dinner. What could go wrong, right?
I can’t say that anything necessarily went wrong because it tasted really good (or at least I thought so). My daughter hated the spinach but she’s 4 1/2 and I don’t really trust the judgment of someone who thinks chicken nuggets are gourmet foods. My husband wasn’t home to eat it.
I’m glad I made it because, honestly, I’ll make it again though I might substitute the frozen spinach for fresh spinach. It might give it less of that swampy appearance. In case you want the recipe, here it is:
Daily Money Shot’s Swamp Soup
- 1 bag Morningstar Farms soy burger crumbles (did I mention that I don’t eat meat?)
- 1/2 bag frozen spinach
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
- 1 carrot, shredded (though you can cut it into pieces instead)
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- Black pepper, to taste
- Heat soy burger crumbles, frozen spinach, tomatoes and carrots until warmed through (if still a little frozen, that’s OK)
- Add vegetable broth and season with pepper.
- Bring to boil then let simmer for approximately 15 minutes