Shopping Around the World

27 Jan

Welcome my friends for another great edition of Shopping Around the World.

This month we have a suggestion from my cousin Sammy on highlighting soups for January.  Now is the time to start making some wonderful hot soups for dinners that make us feel all cozy and warm.  Is there a special soup that you fix?  A soup that your finally raves about and requests?  It does not have to be five items or less this month.  Share your recipe and picture of your soup!

Mom’s soup of choice is her Spicy Cabbage Soup.  Doesn’t that sound good just reading it?  You can make it as spicy or not as you like.  And what’s better than that?  It’s simple!

2 cans of mixed vegetables, $2.38

1 can of roasted tomatoes, $1.12

1 package of sirloin, about a pound.  On this date it was cheaper to buy it as a small piece of sirloin instead of it already being cubed.  It was $6.50 for the pound – which was plenty because dad likes a lot of meat in his soups/stews.

1 head of cabbage, $0.99 for the head.

2 boxes of beef broth, $4.98

Seasoning in the form of pepper, flour, salt and pepper flakes.

Directions:  Plug in your crock pot and put on low in the early morning before leaving for work.  Pour in the two boxes of beef broth.  We get the low sodium kind.  Chop up the entire head of cabbage and put in the crock pot. Stir the cabbage in to make sure the broth is covering it.  In the meantime, cut up your sirloin into small cubes.  You can buy the sirloin that is already cut up – whatever you prefer.  This date it was cheaper to buy it whole.  Salt, pepper and toss the beef in a light powdering of flour.  Put a little bit of olive oil in a pan over the oven and lightly color the beef to brown it.  This step of coating the sirloin in flour and coloring it helps to ‘thicken’ your soup a bit and is optional.  When this is done, put the beef in the crock pot.  Remember to scrape the bottom of your pan with all of the bits and pieces of yummy.

Then add in your canned vegetables, roasted tomatoes, black pepper to taste and pepper flakes to taste.  Remember, pepper flakes are spicy.  Less is best if you are not sure what kind of spice you want.  You can always add more in when you serve the individual bowls.  Mom likes to serve it with cornbread or a crusty type bread for dipping.  Goes great on cold rainy days or cold winter nights.


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16 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. easyweimaraner

    01/27/2016 at 2:11 am

    that’s the perfect food to chase all that winter blues and cabin fever away… and now I know why your momma grilled that cabbage dolls hahahahaha

    • Piglove

      01/27/2016 at 10:11 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. You are one smart pooch brother. And I got some of this soup… after eating the cabbage I had some food ghosts that came back and haunt me. I blamed them on daddy of course. XOXO – Bacon

  2. franhunne4u

    01/27/2016 at 3:35 am

    This time I am with you:
    I even did it in English.

  3. onespoiledcat

    01/27/2016 at 5:38 am

    OH WOW……..this sounds DELISH!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Piglove

      01/27/2016 at 10:14 am

      Thanks cousin. So did your soup. We gotta try that here – I love ALL of the ingredients. XOXO – Bacon

  4. angelswhisper2011

    01/27/2016 at 6:29 am

    That looks like a delicious soup, Bacon. Roasted tomatoes sounds good to add. We haven’t tried that before, but it is definetely worth a try. Granny was able to help me with the soup, so here we are with our contribution. Pawkisses for a great day and enjoy your meal 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      01/27/2016 at 10:16 am

      Off for a visit – Can’t wait to see what you’ve ‘cooked’ up – snorts 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  5. The Florida Furkids

    01/27/2016 at 8:43 am

  6. stella rose

    01/27/2016 at 11:01 am

    Dear Bacon:
    We saw you on Easys blog yesterday and added you today. We are three little PUGs from IOwa. Close enough for pigs right….stella rose, Margaret mae and Angus mac

  7. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    01/27/2016 at 5:21 pm

    we forgot again – Mom tends to schedules a few of MY posts ahead of time and forgets that we have other things to do on certain days.

  8. gentlestitches

    01/28/2016 at 5:16 am

    yum! Slow cooked soup is THE BEST!

    • Piglove

      01/28/2016 at 9:50 am

      And so easy! XOXO – Bacon

  9. Miss Harper Lee

    01/28/2016 at 10:35 pm

    Yum! Sounds like it make enough to freeze and have later. Mommy loves freezing things for later. It gives her time to read blogs. 😉

    • Piglove

      01/29/2016 at 8:58 am

      Exactly! I like the way your mom thinks my beauty! XOXO – Bacon


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