When Spike came in to ask me what was for dinner and I told him 'black bean soup', he informed me that he did not want black bean soup. He wanted 'blackberry soup'. I told him that I was not making blackberry soup because I did not have any blackberries and I was making black bean soup.
He told me I was wrong again (remember he is four), because we have blackberries growing out in the back yard. He would go and pick some so I could make blackberry soup. Really?! Whatever, he is four. I continued making dinner. He went out to pick blackberries. He brought in one or two and then he wanted help picking them and he complained until I assigned Sun to go out and help him. Together I think they picked four. He continued to ask people to go and help him and he was in and out of the back door.
|Spike picking berries in our weed patch :-)|
|It looked kind of like this|
After a few minutes and a few bites, he said, "Hey Mom, this is the best blackberry soup ever!"
My thought, "Ya, I know, I just fed you dessert for dinner. Who wouldn't like that?" He never would even try the black bean soup the rest of us ate.
But here is that recipe:
1/2 a large onion, chopped
2 TBLS fresh garlic, (maybe 3 cloves)
1/2 red pepper, chopped
2 jalepenos, chopped
When onions are translucent, put into the saute mix:
4 Cups of chicken broth
1 can of corn
1 can of stewed tomatoes
5 cups of black bean (3 cans?)
2 tsps of salt
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/4 tsp of chipotle powder (optional)
1/4 C chopped cilantro
Warm through. We put rice in ours too, but if you put it into the soup, the rice will soak up all the broth, so I just put some rice into each serving as I served it. Super easy, super fast and very delicious. We also served it with corn chips and a salad for a quick meal.