It is definitely winter here in the UK, where I live in the South East of England we had 4 inches of snow fall on Sunday and it will probably be with us for a few days yet as the temperature continues to stay below freezing.
A perfect lunch for this kind of weather is soup, warming and comforting whilst being full of much needed vegetables and their vitamin content.
I made a very simple but very delicious soup for lunch yesterday which feed all 5 of us, including second helpings really cheaply.
I used a couple of leeks, a swede, 3 carrots, 2 potatoes, a clove of garlic (crushed) and a large onion. Just peel and dice the vegetables, sweat them in a little oil until the onions and leeks start to soften, add a litre of vegetable stock and some dried mixed herbs then simmer for about half an hour until the vegetables are tender. Blitz until smooth using a stick blender or liquidiser and that's it. So easy and quick!
We had ours with freshly baked wholemeal bread and it went down very well as we watched the snow falling outside.
We also had a prolonged snowball fight out the front of our house which was SO much fun! I managed to hit hubby right on the backside with a huge snowball. He was not amused but the rest of us thought it was hilarious! We all came inside for a cuppa & freshly baked muffin to warm up. The snow might be freezing, annoying and inconvenient when travelling or trying to get to work and school but it is loads of fun to play in!
I've submitted this soup to Credit Crunch Munch which is run by Helen and Camilla. Do check out the other recipes in this blog challenge, it is a great source of frugal recipe inspiration.
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