And this is the woods on our property:
Since I was home I made a pot of soup. I am calling it Calico soup because it looks like Calico. I also made Honey Wheat Bread. We haven't eaten the bread yet but the soup is yummy. I am going to give the recipe here so that next time I want to make it I can remember what I did.
1 package ground chuck
1 celery rib, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 Bay leaf
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup orzo
salt & pepper to taste
3 pints tomatoes
Boil ground chuck until it falls apart and is no longer pink. (if the ground meat has a lot of fat you may want to drain the meat, but I didn't). Add the onion, celery, bay leaf, garlic, carrots, and tomatoes. Simmer until vegetables are tender. Add corn & peas. Simmer until corn & peas are cooked. Add orzo and cook until tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.
I add peas from my left over container in the freezer (about 3/4 cup) and the smallest package of corn in the freezer (about 1/2 quart). Serve with biscuits or hot bread for dipping.
Have a great week.
May the grace of God’s protection
And His great love abide
Within your home-within the hearts
Of all who dwell inside.