Friday, March 15, 2013

Easy Soup Making

This winter I have been having fun cooking soups in my bean pot. I a not sure why, but it seems even easier than simmering on top of the stove. I think part of it is the heat from the oven helps to keep the house warm and the smell, I believe, is even more heavenly than a stove top soup.

It's quite simple. Basically I decide what I want in the soup (good time to clean out the refrigerator), put it all in the bean pot, add water or stock and put in the oven.

If I do it in the wood stove I have to pay more attention to the oven temp and check it more often than the gas stove. In the gas stove I just set the temp at 350oF and let it cook for 3 or 4 hours, depending upon my ingredients (a tough cut of beef takes longer than just vegetables or chicken).

We have had some amazing results!



  1. Hi Nancy from another Nancy! I came across you on Sincerely Emilys blog and think it is great that you have solar power and can live off grid! Nancy

  2. Nice to meet you Nancy! Glad you found us.