Thursday, February 3, 2011

Groundhog's Day Menu

I had to be at work minutes after the kids got on the bus, so this I kept really simple... A single sized container of shredded mini wheats (like dried grass!) for each them. They were thrilled as only kids can be though, as this isn't something they normally eat!

Sandwich cut with groundhog cookie cutter
Amy's cheddar bunnies
Groundhog salad (julienned carrots, raisins, and sunflower seeds)
Groundhog cookie

Carrot and Potato Soup
Garden Biscuits (cut in groundhog shape)
Groundhog Cupcakes

The soup was especcially yummy!  I was hoping for a creamy soup without having to use cream, and that's exactly how it turned out. I will be making this again soon...think the Easter Bunny would like it, too?

Groundhog's Favorite Carrot and Potato Soup

6 peeled carrots
2 peeled potatoes
1 medium onion
veggie or chicken bouillon
pepper to taste
1 tbs. fresh minced ginger (optional for adults!)
olive oil

Chop carrots and potatoes into thin slices (food processor makes this easier). Chop the onion into large wedges and saute in olive oil until translucent in a large soup pot, or until you get bored.  Add potatoes and carrots to onion, stir and saute until soften (or you get bored).  Cover the veggies with water and boil until tender.  Remove veggies and puree in food processor.  Return to soup pot.  Add more water and bouillon,  until the desired consistency.  Allow to simmer.  Add pepper to taste.

For the grown ups:  add 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger with the carrots and potatoes.  Add plenty of black pepper to taste.  Garnish with thinly sliced scallions and julienned carrots.


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