Monday, May 27, 2013

FFWD ~ Asparagus Soup

Quick and delicious!  I only made half the recipe because, you know who wasn’t going to share this with me.

Ok, I know I’m late!  This should have been my French Friday post.  We’ve been in Atlanta this week visiting my son and his family.  May is a big birthday month for both of my grandsons.  We’ve been having a great week, filled with end of year school plays and tournament baseball games. This time of the year, brings back wonderful memories of my own children growing up, and all the chaos that went with the end of the school year.  Wonderful days, filled with so many fun activities.
My mission, before my trip, was to clean out my fridge and, use up all those veggies and fruits that were hiding in the depths of my refrigerator. Am I the only one with this problem?  Lucky for me, this weeks French Friday recipe was for Asparagus soup. Not only was it easy to make but, I had a bag of asparagus just waiting to be used.  Now, I love asparagus but, this was going to be dinner for one.  My husband does not do asparagus. Heck, he doesn’t do most green vegetables.

I truly enjoyed this soup…with a big piece of rustic bread.  I was in heaven!
For this Asparagus soup, I loosely followed  Dorie’s recipe by cooking the asparagus, then sauteing the  other veggies (leek, onion, shallot and garlic) until soft.  I added everything to my new Vita-mix to puree.  That was pretty much it! The shortened version of Dorie’s recipe!  The soup was quite  satisfying.  So, while my husband dined on his egg omelet, I delighted in this wonderful soup.  A perfect dish to savor, the night before our long car trip to Atlanta.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! See you all next week from lovely New Jersey!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook, “Around My French Table”.



19 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Sounds like you had a wonderful visit, too.

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  2. OMG jealous of your vitamix!!! and you are so not alone.... we just fished out a couple plum tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach and one lonely lime that were just hiding under a fresh bag of carrots and some other goodies... OI! LOL!!

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  3. As far as dinners for one go, this isn't a bad option :-)
    May is a birthday month around here too. Its kind of fun when you have more than one reason to celebrate.

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  4. Kathy, what a pretty and absolutely velvety green asparagus soup you made - it really looks stunning and I am glad that you also enjoyed this recipe. We had so many celebrations and birthdays this month as well, May is such a lovely yet busy month for all of us, it seems.
    Nice that you got to spend time with family - greetings from very sunny Bonn!

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  5. Your soup looks great Kathy. Enjoy your time in Atlanta.

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  6. Love the green-ness of your soup, Kathy, even if your husband didn't. An omelet isn't bad either, by the way. We have a May birthday also and I was able to pack in a 10th-year birthday, school talent show, Mother's Day and a family field trip in one visit. I enjoyed your pix of the boys and their baseball games. As you know, like you, I visit my kids often and sometimes I think I'm a "pain" because they are so busy. However, when I arrived for the talent show, the principal came over to me and said, "Ohhhhh, I knew you were coming. We've been hearing about it all week!" Right then and there I decided that I would keep making the effort to get to their events, come hell or high water. I think we grandparents are more important in their lives than we realize.

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  7. The eternal clean the fridge issue, it never ends. The color of the soup is spot on Kathy! And you were right with the shortcuts, otherwise it was too laborious for the result.

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  8. Hi Kathy! This soup looks fantastic! I think I am going to be making it for this week's FFwD because I have not been able to find any avocados in the whole of Zagreb!!! Fingers crossed I will be able to find some until Friday but either way I will be making this soup! I'm completely in love with its greenness lol!! Have a wonderful day :) :)

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  9. Beautifully done, Kathy! And my Bill would have chosen an omelet, too :)

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  10. I do the fridge cleanout all the time! Its a challenge...I try to see how long I can go without going grocery shopping and that way I get every last bit of stuff that is usable out. Soup would be ideal to use up things. I didn't make it yet but will soon.

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  11. That green is a lovely colour :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  12. May is my son's birthday too! We are having a big sleepover with a bunch of 13 year old boys this weekend so I will be immersed in the chaos! I hope your grandsons have wonderful days!
    Your soup looks perfect!

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  13. I wish my soup was that lovely shade! Mine was so dark!

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  14. Your husband really missed out with this one! I love the beautiful color of your soup - it is such a springy, bright green. We loved this soup too.

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  16. I love asparagus soup - I just can't spell :-)

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  17. Beautiful asparagus soup- missing the FFWD recipes-they are almost always so good ;-) Your soup really has a pretty color-so appetizing ;-)

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