Thursday, January 31, 2013

One of The Best Ways to Tame a Cold Day

Yesterday was a very cold day. The winds made it a miserable a day. The kind that isn't fit for man or beast. Well, the only way to tame that kind of day, in my book,  is to make a big pot of soup. My hubby and I both like homemade soup. It takes the chill off and makes everything seem better. True comfort food. I have a lot of soup recipes and I try to make one kind a week. Not only is it tasty but with soup, you don’t have to cook for a couple of days. Hubby keeps telling me I have to learn to make smaller pots of soup. But I say, WHY? Some are even better leftover. Plus I really like the not having to cook for a couple of days. Yesterday afternoon, I made one of our favorites, Polish Sausage Potato soup. It is a very easy recipe, nothing fancy. I have served it for company and it is always a hit.

Polish Sausage Potato soup

2 tbsp. butter
1 lb. Kielbasa sliced
1 c chopped onion
1 c chopped celery
4 c shredded cabbage
2 c sliced carrots
1/8 tsp. thyme
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. salt
1 large can chicken stock plus water to desired thickness
4 c cubed potatoes

In large kettle, melt butter. Add sausage, onion and celery. Cook over med. Heat until onion and celery are tender but not brown. Add remaining ingredients except potatoes
 Cover and cook gently for 1 ½ hours. Add potatoes, cover and continue cooking for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.  Makes 3 quarts or 10 servings.

Can you guess what's for supper tonight? Yep, leftover soup. Yum

Take care,


  1. perfect soup for this nasty weather, we eat soup everyday, thats the problem with hme made , it makes so much for tow, we get a bit tired of it unless I freeze it, but we still love soup in winter, its our main stay.I will enjoy trying yournrecipe

  2. I love soup, and yours looks delish.

    Today we had beef, and barley with mushrooms...oh so good.


  3. Great minds think alike - one pot eals are great and even better when they are left over. I love this soup! We are Slovak!


    1. Both my parents were born and raised in their early years in Poland. This is one of my favorites, too.

  4. I never met a leftover soup I didn't like.

  5. The recipe for the soup sounds amazing!