Saturday, August 1, 2009

German Vegetable Soup

It's only in the 50's here today, so what's better than soup simmering on the stove all day?

German Vegetable Soup
adapted from Kate Gosselin (of Jon & Kate +8)

1 leftover ham bone, with a little meat
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots, sliced
3 celery stalks, sliced
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 can green beans
1 can corn
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 bay leaves
salt & pepper
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 c spatzle

In a large stock pot, cover ham bone with water. Boil for 1.5 hours. Remove bone from pot. Remove meat from bone, mince, and return to pot. Discard bone.

Add onion, carrot, celery, potato, green beans, corn, crushed tomatoes, bay leaves and Italian seasoning. Season generously with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer 1-2 hours.

Stir in spatzle. Simmer 30-60 minutes, stirring frequently.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

I've had a LOT of yummy stuff recently, but haven't had time to post, as we've had company for a few weeks now. I'll get it all up as soon as I can!

Fresh Cherry Cobbler
adapted from

1/2 c butter
1 c all-purpose flour
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 c milk

2 c pitted cherries
3/4 c sugar
1 tbsp flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in a 8x8 baking dish, then place into oven to melt.

Stir together 1 c flour, 1 c sugar and 1 tsp baking powder. Stir in milk. Pour over melted butter. Do not stir.

Rinse out batter bowl, and dry.

Pour cherries into bowl. Toss with 3/4 c sugar and 1 tbsp flour. Pour over batter in baking dish. Do not stir.

Bake for 50-60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the cobbler should come out clean.