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The Girl’s supper

Posted on: July 13, 2010

The girl decided that she wanted to make supper at the beginning of this week.  She wanted to do it on her birthday, but we thought she had a tournament game that night, so we did it the night before.  It was nice to do it that day, because neither of us had to be at work, so we got to take it slow and enjoy cooking.

Speaking of tournaments, the girl’s team had a great year!  They won second place in their bracket 🙂

She decided she wanted to make a spicy soup, so we looked at recipes on the internet to try and this is the one she picked: Spicy Albondigas Soup

The first thing she did was to chop up the vegetables:

some carrots,

some onions,

some green peppers,

some garlic,

and a few of the tomatoes (that we picked up from the extra box at our CSA pickup)

The man did a great job of helping her chop the vegetables correctly and get everything ready.

(While they were doing that, I was defrosting the meat and making some beef broth out of bullion cubes)

When she had the vegetables chopped, she mixed the pound of ground beef and a pound of spicy sausage with the onions and green peppers into little meatballs.

Once those were all made, she added them to the boiling beef broth on the stove.

At first, she was going to just drop them all in by hand, but then the man showed her a better way to do it:

She used a spoon to pick up the meatballs, one at a time, and then add them into the soup.

Then, she got the seasonings together and added them to the pot.

She used:

chili powder

cumin

oregano

basil

She added the seasonings and the carrots and tomatoes, and let it all cook together for a while.  We added almost a whole head of cabbage at the end (she didn’t want the cabbage to get mushy), also.

Of course, the cook has to try the dish to make sure it’s good 🙂

After about an hour of simmering, she added in the cabbage and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes longer.

Then, we all got to enjoy her wonderful soup!

They enjoyed using their “accents” to say: “Do you like my spicy meatballs?”

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