Sunday, October 7, 2012

An Autumn Mix: Warming Up with Soups and Stews... A List of Favorites

It's 3:45 a.m. as I write this.  I spent the entire day yesterday at Farm Girl Fest in Carthage, Missouri.  It was chilly; we didn't get out of the forties.  We ate chinese on the way home then relaxed in the living room on our comfortable new-to-us sofa and loveseat.  After just sitting for awhile talking with darkness falling upon us, the family put on a movie, Me Again, that I'd seen recently.  It was a good movie; but I soon was nodding off.

I crawled into bed early.  I didn't even check the time.  Now here I am. 
But too tired to really do anything.
Can you relate?

I found this picture in my computer file.  I have no idea where it came from or why I have it.  But it spoke of comfort to me.  If you click on it, it should get big enough to read the recipe.  I've not tried it; but, it does sound good.  I definitely need to stock my pantry with things that will help me take the chill off during these cozy autumn nights.  I thought this might be a nice time to give you a few links to some of my cool weather soup and stew favorites.  Most of these I've made up myself.  I love to just put in a bit of this and a bit of that, working with whatever I have in the kitchen.  That's what makes soup thrifty and frugal.  ~smile~

Crock Pot Mistake
Ham and Beans
Potato Soup
Real Cream of Broccoli Soup
Rosemary Chicken Soup
Skillet Beef Stew
Spicy Bean Soup
Spicy Can Opener Soup

Tonight I'll be making the Spicy Bean Soup.  It's a great budget stretcher because there's no meat.  I'll let it simmer in my Crock Pot all day.  It should help warm us up after another day at Farm Girl Fest.  If you're local to Carthage, won't you join us at Farm Girl Fest?  It's at Red Oak just East of Carthage.  There's even a little white church that will be packed to the brim this morning with worshipers if you'd like to join in.  I'll most likely be relaxing across from the church near the pumpkin patch with my friend Joyce.  She's selling some wonderful things that she's repurposed this year.  I'm not selling anything.  Just enjoying this time.  Hubby is thrilled to be driving the tractor pulling the hay wagon.  He does miss his old Ford tractor. Ah well....

Harvest blessings to you all!  Enjoy the wonderful festivals that October brings.


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  1. Wow, it was chilly yesterday, we were at Oz fest in Willow Springs, the coldest fall festival ever!!! I made potato soup last night and am making ham and beans tonight, will have to check out your spicey beans!! Keep warm friend!!

  2. It is the season for soups - that one looks good - we made butternut squash soup this weekend. I would love you to link up with me:

  3. Laura, soup making is one of the things I love most about Fall. A bowl of warm hearty soup always tastes so delicious. I made homemade chicken noodle last week and it was delicious. A spinach ravioli soup is on the menu this week. Your list sounds wonderful. I will be pinning and trying some. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Hi Jann,

    I'm torn. We eat at church tomorrow night. Thursday night I was planning to make a new split pea soup recipe. I really want pizza though. ~smile~ I guess I'll see what I feel like Thursday morning. As you can see, I don't structure my menus very well.


  5. Oooo...I love soups. These sound delish!!! Thanks for sharing with What You Wish Wednesday. Please link-up again tomorrow!

  6. Me too, Leslie. We eat them year round! I'll be over for a visit in a few minutes!

  7. Oh...some of these look very tempting. I made a big stock pot of soup last night, and now I'm going to have to make more soups. LOL.
    I don't think my family will mind :-)
    Found you on Faith Filled Fridays link up. Your site is well put together.

  8. Thanks Deborah. Have a great week!

  9. This looks like a great list of recipes to try out. I loved your "Crock Pot Mistake." I can definitely relate! LOL I'm visiting today from A Wise Woman linkup.

    1. Thank you Donna. I'd love to hear what you think if you try one.


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