Sunday Supper

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Sunday Suppers began for us when we lived overseas for 13 plus years.  It was a treasure of time with only us, pitching in and relaxing after the previous week’s full days of activities and people.

We still enjoy Sunday Suppers regularly.

Tonight we tried but Love Bug is sick and looked pitiful.  A football playoff game  beckoned.  But the meal was truly a Sunday night one.  Soups!  I warn you; they are not fancy soups. They are for hungry folks on a cold night.

The kitchen is clean and Downton Abby Season 3 just started.

Beef Vegetable Soup     

1 pound or less of beef cut into bite sized pieces                                                                          1 large  48 oz beef stock                                                                                                                    1 medium onion chopped                                                                                                                  2 bags of frozen mixed vegetables (no potatoes)                                                                         1-1 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped (optional)

Put beef, onion and stock in large soup pot. Bring to a boil. Turn to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Add 2 large cans of diced tomatoes.  Add 1 -2 teaspoons Italian seasoning to taste.  Simmer 30-45 min.  Add the frozen vegetables.  Turn heat up to insure the vegetables are throughly heated.  Turn heat down. Add optional spinach.  Simmer until ready to serve.

Serve with corn bread traditional or sweet.  I use Jiffy mix, delicious, quick and cheap.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

9 oz package frozen brocoli, thawed or 1 med fresh head medium chopped                                   1 large 48 oz carton chicken broth                                                                                                  1 can condensed cream of chicken soup                                                                                           1-2 cup cooked chicken breast chopped  (or 3  5 oz cans of premium chuck white chicken)    1 cup onion chopped     1 cup carrot chopped   1 cup celery chopped                           optional: 2 minced garlic cloves  1/2 teas basil   1/2 teaspoon oregano                                    7 -12  oz package tortellini                                                                                                           Top with Parmesan cheese and croutons when serving.

Combine all ingredients except frozen broccoli (if using fresh, add now) and tortellini in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Add tortellini.  Simmer uncovered  40 minutes. Add broccoli if frozen. Simmer additional 15-20 mins.  Serve with croutons, cheese and french bread.

Blessings,                                                                                                       Linda

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About chinamom3078

I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.
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