Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Gingered cabbage soup with pork and potatoes (recipe in the comments from December 27, 2007)
Warm beets with garlic and dill
Asian salad greens
Sourdough bread

Lemon pecan shortbread
Chocolate gelato
We had some of our favorite people in Buffalo over for dinner tonight, which merits a more elaborate dinner than usual. We last had this soup as a Christmas Eve meal and I have a similar reaction: though this is a very simple soup, the ginger flavors make it seem amazingly festive. This is definitely another February meal - warming yet light. The beets are just canned beets sauteed with garlic and topped with fresh dill. It very yummy and makes an unusual and colorful side dish. The cookies and gelato were lovely additions from our friends and I wanted to eat WAY more cookies than was reasonable :) We were back close to 40 today with sun and I am very much hoping for February to be warmer than January.

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Onion, ginger, cabbage, potatoes, parsley, dill
Time: 40 minutes
Make ahead: I made the soup while waiting for a workman to come to the house this morning and it was lovely tonight.

J: "Ginger is too good to reserve for special occasions."
M: "Great company food."

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