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Left over vegetables, from pot roast or stew…..made into a soup

Hello again, on our camping trip we have made several Dutch oven roast, one with game hens and one with pork roast. Both times for the most part using the same type of vegetables. Carrots, onion, celery, parsnip, and or potatoes, garlic and sometimes mushrooms. I do not know about you but after the meat is gone there are always veggies left over…..what to do? What to do?  Well today I figured it out…..should have done this years ago……make soup. I put all the cold veggies in a blender with some chicken stock (canned) and blended on high speed for a few minutes. I pour this beautifully colored purée into a sauce pan, added the rest of the broth and a little water to thin it out some. Then I heated it up.  OH MY…… Is all I can say. Hope you try it and like it.  Note to self……make extra vegetables while cooking to process for future use and can. 🐾

What’s up with all the basil?

Love basil?…Not sure how to grow it or if you can….well the answer is yes, yes, yes. It is one of the easiest to grow inside or out. Just buy some seeds, fill a clay pot with some good dirt, plant some of the package (all if you have a BIG pot or outside area), put next to a south facing window if you have that and water every five days or so. It will grow……. Now what are you going to do with all that basil? Make PESTO! AND freeze it. You can use this for many recipes to come. Simple pesto recipe: 4 cups of FRESH basil leaves….no stems 1/2 cup olive oil ( just a good brand not the really cheap kind) 1-2 cloves of garlic (kinda squished) salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese 6 sprigs of parsley (optional) Put the basil in a blender or processor, add everything BUT the cheese and blend. Now if you are going to use this that …