Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Yummy yummy Thrifty Soup... and Mittens

Hello there ....
just a quick catch up ...
 and to share this wonderful thrifty soup.

 I saw Weaver  (at   had made this wonderfully yummy Cream of Onion Soup.

I have a few onions (remember I bought a huge bargain bag of them the other week) ... so I gave it a go ....and its lovely.

Lightly soften a heap of onions in some butter
In a large pan put onions and a large chopped potato
add a pint of stock (veg stock cube)
simmer for 20 minutes ....add about a pint of milk ...simmer a bit longer on a very low heat (till everything is soft basically).
I added a tablespoon of flour to thicken ...some salt and pepper
and blitzed it with the blender.

Fabulous ... I had it for tea with slabs of homemade bread and lashings of butter..     

 I made Hubby P his promised Bacon and Egg Pie ... a Girl has to keep her promises. 
 I made two and put one in the freezer.

Should be plenty left for lunches at work tomorrow ... mind you I haven't been and checked in the kitchen yet ...if he's had the munchies it will have to be jam butties!

Labour of love these past few nights... 

Will our youngest son works and lives far away 'down south' with his beloved... we miss them...
 and of course they keep up with our doings via the blog.
He had seen the pic's of fingerless mittens I had crocheted for myself and asked for a snazzy pair for himself....

So of course ... the only stipulation was that they weren't a girly colour... just hope these aren't too boring a colour...and don't mention to him the obvious 
....I ran out of the red wool.....oops  

Must go to bed ... take care x


  1. your soup and pie look so good! I love the photos of your fingerless gloves, I need to make some of those!!!

  2. Yummy - will you post me a slice of pie?
    Twiggy x

  3. Right, we're having onion soup tomorrow.
    Love from Mum

  4. Your soup looks yummo. Going to make it tomorrow even if we are in the middle of a stinking hot summer! I'll leave out the bread 'cause I've just put on a kilo from the photo!!!

    I have a question. what time of year is best to see the UK before the summer. I want the trees to have lost their leaves so that I can see the castles nd mountains but don't want the mists. Both times before it was in March/April and May. It was slushy and heavy mists in the March. In May the trees were covered in leaves so couldn't see as much. Any help would be gratefully received.


  5. hello vicki,
    your soup looks good,also the pie!!!
    lovely mittens!
    have a nice day,

  6. that soup looks really good, we have had soup a few times this week. I haven't made bacon and egg pie in years.......might put that on the menu this coming week.


  7. Now I am hungry for onion soup !!
    Your hand-warmers look like they will do the trick and keep his fingers toasty.
    As for the bit of differing colours ?... Well you "did" plan it that way- right ?!?

  8. I love onions and potatoes and soup so I am going to make it today. It's cold here in the eastern USA. Thanks- Elaine


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