Since most of the country is under siege by winds and snow, I am posting another soup recipe. Stay home and eat soup!
The lineup, except I left the garlic out of the pic as well as the pasta. I made this up as I went along so they were thrown in later.
Start out by adding olive oil to the bottom of a heavy pot.
Dice some carrots, celery, potatoes, celeriac, turnips, a large onion and slice a head of cabbage. You can use any kind of root vegetables you like.
Dice up 5-6 cloves of garlic.
Add the onions to the hot oil.
Then add the celery and celeriac.
Add the carrots and turnips.
Stir it all around.
Add about 1 tablespoon of cracked black pepper.
2 teaspoons of salt.
2 tablespoons of dried thyme.
Add the cabbage.
Then the potatoes.
Add enough chicken stock to cover the vegetables.
Add 3-4 bay leaves.
Add several tablespoons of chicken demi glace.
And a couple tablespoons of Maggi.
I also sprinkled in a bit of chicken bouillon for added flavor.
Add sliced smoked sausage. You can use a good kielbasa, a smoked bratwurst or Debreziner which is what I've used here.
Stir to combine.
Bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and lower the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
While the soup simmers, boil some small shells for about 4 minutes. Add them to the soup where they will continue to cook.
This is what it looks like after 45 minutes.
Add some chopped fresh parsley.
A soothing soup for a miserable day.