Ahhh yes… here we are again. An epic snow day in the PNW. 15 inches fell overnight and being spectacularly unprepared for such conditions the city has effectively shut down. What does that mean for us…? For us it means lazy mornings where everyone gets to sleep in. Fresh homemade buttermilk pancakes. Romping in the snow with the pup… and something rich and hearty to round out the day.
Lou was fairly un-amused at my kitchen adventures today… although he couldn’t contain his little nose when all the flavors came together. Sniffing curiously at the stove in between bouts of desperately begging to go back outside and play. He has a habit of positioning himself directly underfoot whenever there is a small chance of something accidentally sliding off he cutting board into his landing zone.
Rest assured all this will still be here tomorrow. (It’s definitely still snowing) Here’s hoping we don’t lose power… At least we have a perfect pot of soup to warm us up from the inside. (All hail gas appliances!)
It is just hearty enough, but still on the lean side making it a close second to chicken soup on the comforting soup scale. It comes together so fast you can whip it up and leave it on the stove until you are ready to dig in… Excellent for a quiet evening of peace, after a BRIGHT snow filled day.
Turkey and White Bean Soup
1# Ground Turkey
5 Heirloom Carrots (chopped)
1 Sweet Onion (diced)
1 Stalk Celery (chopped)
8 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
2 Cans White Beans
2-3 bunches green onion (chopped)
1 Tbsp Basil
1 Tbsp Oregano
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Bunch Fresh Thyme
2 Containers Chicken Broth
Salt to taste
Cream for serving
Saute the onions and salt- adding in garlic, ground turkey, and spices (save the thyme). Saute until turkey is cooked and vegetables begin to soften. Add in the rest of the veggies… saute for a minute or two more. Add the Chicken Broth and the thyme (I tied mine with kitchen twine to make for easy removal of the stems). Bring to a simmer for 15 minutes or until carrots are softened. Salt to taste. Serve garnishing with a splash of cream and the tops of the green onion.
*Adding the white and light green portion of the green onion to the soup while cooking will prevent them from getting slimy… garnish with the rest!