"SOUP OF THE WEEK"
I was actually really excited about getting this gift, because for one, we love soup at our house! This book, from Williams Sonoma will challenge me a little because it has some exotic recipes and ingredients and techniques I've never heard of! It's organized by month, using ingredients that are in season. So I plan on trying a new soup each week, mostly from the book, but maybe add in an occasional family favorite and give you my gourmet (Ha!) evaluation.
Having said that, my first SOTW has to be this one, not from my new book - a family favorite - because it has Black-eyed peas in it, and everyone knows you must eat them on January first or suffer bad luck all year. It originally came from my friend Kathy, but I've changed it a little:
Black-Eyed Pea Soup (aka New Year's Day Soup)
1# cooked and crumbled sausage
3 cans black-eyed peas, juice included
1 white onion, diced
1 can Rotel with chills
1 can diced tomatoes
2 T. chili powder
2 c. water
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all together and cook in large pot until hot. Serve with grated cheddar and cornbread.
This soup gets a "9" because it's easy to prepare and my family likes it!