Tonight’s dinner recipe comes from Roni’s new cookbook from Green Lite Bites! She sent me a copy of her new self published cookbook (more about it here!) Roni and I have been internet friends for a lonnng time (I think since meeting in person at the Quaker Living Proof weekend in 2008!?) We always run into each other – and with each other – during blog events!
The Ginger Carrot Soup with Shrimp was calling my name!
Also calling my name? My two best friends
Matt’s home version of Great Harvest Dakota. It is DA-licious, but it’s not AS delicious as the real deal! I blame the flour. Always the flour! You can’t replicate the blend of red winter wheat they spend years choosing.
The soup was amazing! The ginger and creamy roots. I actually used a small sweet potato in leiu of half of the carrots since that’s what I had. And I left out the rice since we had bread on the side. But boy this was yummy!
Especially with the shrimp toppers (something I would never have though of) along with coconut and leftover pumpkin + sunflower seeds (a total classic KERF addition!)
Mmmmm side dish!
Clearly Matt thought I needed some hydration – he brought up this massive mug of sparkling water! He also reported that we drank 5 gallons of homemade keg sparkling water in 1 week. I think that’s almost as much as the beer he’s consumed!
Still haven’t resolved my internet issues. Pretty annoyed about that.
Off to have a business meeting with Matt about our budget, and then …I am starting a new book. I’ve been giving Lonesome Dove a try for 3 weeks and barely making it through a chapter a night.
“I’m just not that into you.”
I think I’ll have to save it for a time when my mind is ready for cattle and cowboys again.
Instead, I’m going to start reading The Thorn Birds, which I have been dying to read for ages!!