Saturday, August 26, 2006

August 26, 06 Saturday

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

We had company over for dinner tonight. I used my summertime tablecloth and seashell napkin rings, since in another week, I'll be getting my fall things out. :0)

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

The soup ingredients are very simple but when left in the crockpot all day, something magical happens! My father-in-law had three bowls of it tonight!

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

Here is the recipe.

~Vegetable Cassoulet~

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 pound dry navy beans, soaked overnight. (You can also use 2 cans of navy beans)
4 cups mushroom broth
1 cube vegetable bouillion
1 bay leaf
4 sprigs fresh parsley
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 large potato, diced


1. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and carrots in oil until tender.

2. In a crockpot, combine beans, carrots and onion, mushroom broth, bouillon and bay leaf. Pour in water if necessary to cover the ingredients. Tie together parsley, rosemary and thyme and add to the pot. Cook on low for 8 hours.
3. Add the potato after 7 hours of cooking. Remove herbs before serving.

~"Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, And may our meal by thee be blest." - Martin Luther (1483-1546)~


Sandra said...

You always make me wish I lived right next door, so I could pop on over for a visit :) Love your recipes and your house and all the beautiful pictures you share :)

Have a great evening Kelli,

Kelli said...

I'd like that too Sandra!


Susan P. said...

You set such a lovely table, Kelli. I think I will be trying that soup recipe very soon:)

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli what is mushroom broth? The table is so pretty. I would like to try the soup recipe...I just dont know what mushroom broth is!!

Kelli said...

Tina, you can find mushroom broth by the chicken broth in some grocery stores. I'll bet you could substite chicken broth. It would taste slightly different but still good!


Carole Burant said...

What a lovely table setting and so very inviting...wish I could have been sitting in one of those chairs and enjoying the wonderful food you served:-) Copied this recipe too!!

Laurie said...

What a pretty table, and what a yummy meal!

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Your table looks so pretty and the meal sounds delicious!