Our tiny garden can make soup
Some people have little room for a garden but even in a small space we can grow enough to make soup
Here the turnip roots are forming
These are collards.
I started with a half a pound of ground pork but you can use beef or chicken or anything you have. You can also make it vegetarian. I browned the meat and drained the fat.
Then I went out to the garden and picked a few things...
Strung and snapped the beans then washed them..
Added three quarts of water because I needed to make a large pot of soup this day.
I went back out and gathered some greens.. Turnip greens, mustard greens and collards. Not a lot, just enough for soup.
Washed them in salt water and vinegar rinse and rinsed them good.
Chopped up the greens...
Since I needed a lot of soup I added a bag of frozen soup mix. This is a good soup mix. My mother and Grandmother use to make soup with soup mix too. She browned meat and added just this and a can of tomatoes. It was always good. This has been around a long time. If I did not have this in the freezer I probably would have gone back out and pulled up a few carrots and chopped them up with a potato too.
I added the soup mix then the greens...
I cut up the two turnip roots...
And I set them aside because turnip roots cook quickly so I wanted to put them in later..
So the soup has been cooking for about twenty minutes and I added the turnip roots...
Then one can of diced tomatoes...
It has turned off cold and this is the beginning of Thanksgiving week so I wanted a good soup to take us through a few days. I made a full cornbread recipe to go with it. My cornbread recipe is on this website under cooking from scratch. It is a half recipe so double it for a 8X8 pan size.
The reason I added so many vegetables is this is a hearty soup that sticks for a good while so you don't get hungry right after you eat it. This morning I packed my husband a thermos of soup and some cornbread for his lunch today. He was happy to take it with him.
I hope this helps in some way, Grandma Donna