I Have Made The Best Soup Ever

In spite of getting up at 11am, needing to lie back down for some time after showering, eating, feeding the cat, etc., I eventually got enough energy to cook some things that I needed to before they went off.  Bacon, because I am going to make bacon apple cheese patties (she said confidently), and then I used the same iron skillet (you cannot go wrong cooking in an iron skillet) to cook a pkg of ground Jones Sausage for the soup.  Thought I would have to frig it for tomorrow, because major pain and exhaustion.  But I just needed to throw in some chopped onions, which were in the freezer thank you Marie, and then I just needed to chunk some fresh mushers and let it cook a bit.  Good. Several short sit-downs during that and now a longer sit down while they cooked a bit.  Might as well add the can of pumpkin.  Okay, may as well throw in the quart of chicken broth. More sitting while it simmered.  Let it cool, put it in a bowl for the frig.  Barely fit in the biggest clean bowl I have.. Whew.  Someone needs to unload the dishwasher so I can load all the dishes that are piling up because I am cooking.  I can load it, but unloading takes more wherewithal than I usually have available.  I an cook, but I can’t normally clean up on the same day, anyway.  Decided to try soup. You’re supposed to add heavy cream and sour cream, but I just scooped out a bowl and added a bit of each to it.  OMG.  This is the best soup ever. I forget where I found the recipe, but it’s 12 oz Jones sausage, 1 chp onion, 1 minced garlic clove (I was in too much pain to mince a garlic clove.  This is my life, people)  1 pkg button mushers, I just kind of chunked them up.  Cook a bit.  Add a can of pumpkin and a quart of chicken broth.  Simmer on low 30 min.  If serving it now to several people, add 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup of sour cream after  it’s off the heat.  It is SO good.  yay, meI am very pleased with myself for not just giving in to the pain and exhaustion and actually getting something done.  I also today found my Command Strips that I’ve been looking for, and my grated cheese, which had somehow got shoved to the back of the freezer.  So it was a good, if painful and exhausted day.  Yay, me.

3 thoughts on “I Have Made The Best Soup Ever

    • The soup is really, really good. The mushrooms add a nice texture, but I imagine you could use cubed potatoes or something else you like, or just leave them out altogether. It’s better if you chill it overnight and defat it, because sausage, even though Jones doesn’t seem to exude a ton of fat like some do. Or so I’ve heard, cause Jones is it for me. 🙂

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