Over at the Fall Into Autumn Swap site they have been posting topic ideas each week that participants can use to spice up their blogs. None have captured my interest until this week. The topic is:
"Are there any recipes you especially enjoy having in the Fall? Any foods that are seasonal that you especially enjoy?"
My answer to this is a hardy "yes". I love to cook in the Fall and Winter, especially soup. I frequently make a big pot of soup that we have for lunches and/or dinners all week. One of my favorites is my own, very easy, Black Bean Soup. I have included the recipe here. Actually, it is so easy, it seems like a fib to call it a recipe...
Black Bean Soup
1 onion, chopped
fresh garlic to taste, minced
2 tsp olive oil
4 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 box of broth, chicken or vegetable, 32 oz.
Salt and pepper to taste
In large pot saute onion and garlic until soft. Add beans, broth, salt and pepper. Heat until warm through. Blend - I use a wand blender I just stick in the pot. Heat a bit more which helps it thicken a little.
That's it. I like to serve it with a little dollop of sour cream swirled in.
And because a post without a picture is no fun, here is the bowl of black bean soup I had for dinner tonight. It was yummy!
If anyone had told me 6 months ago I would be taking a picture of my dinner to post on the Internet, I would have told them they were crazy. Funny how life changes and this now seems normal...