Well Thanksgiving is over and you’re probably saying ugh, I can’t look at another ounce of food let alone another recipe to create more FOOD! But hey, the leftovers are probably almost gone and Potato Basil soup is always a hit, especially when it is loaded with truly awesome vegetables and some organic sausage. It’s chunky and flavorful and makes you just want to ladle up a bowl of this goodness, grab a good book and curl up to eat and read. If it’s snowing at your house like it’s been here at Meadows End Ranch you might even be stoking up the fire and throwing a blanket over your legs. We had a wonderful white Thanksgiving and I’m happy to say I’m looking forward to my first white Christmas in probably over 31 years. I grew up in Colorado and the last Christmas that I can remember was the year I got engaged, Mr TUH drove all the way from Arizona through a snow storm to see me, can we all say ahhhh! So I say its high time for a white Christmas.
Do you all like soup as much as I do? Two of my other favorites are Winter soup and Tunisian Garlic Chickpea soup. A big pot of soup is not only a great comfort food, but it can be served for so many meals, which saves you from cooking another meal the following day. I’m all for a night off, aren’t you? Potato Basil Soup can not only give you a night off it provides you with a bowl full of vitamins like B6 and C, minerals like copper, and potassium. Fiber and anti-oxidants are also important nutrients you will find in Potato Basil Soup. With all these vegetables you can’t go wrong for a more filling soup. It’s not all that hard to eat more healthier and it only takes a little bit more effort to eat more unprocessed foods. I promise you that this homemade soup is by far more nutritious than buying a can of whatever soup and per serving cheaper, and will fill you up longer.
Take time to enjoy this holiday season, make some time for yourself and those close to you. Don’t get so wrapped up in the shopping, and decorating and gift giving frenzy that you miss the true reason for the season, and by all means make some soup!