one of the few good things about this time of the year is that the wood stove is fired up 24/7 so i can cook on it. today, i made a pot of 'stove top soup.' this soup has no specific recipe and basically empties the fridge for me.
today i started with a cup of brown rice and enough water to cook it. once the rice was cooked, i chopped up celery, carrots, tomatoes, chard, lamb's quarters and radishes that were harvested from the garden yesterday. i dumped in a cup of leftover browned burger (if we had any goat in the freezer, it would have been ground goat), 1 cup of leftover corn (originally from a friend's garden) and 2 cups of kidney beans. i added enough water to cover the top and then put it on top of the wood stove.
had i been thinking, i could have went out and harvested some parsley, chives and thyme to add to the pot. i may do that for tomorrow's batch although it was darn near perfect!
6 hours later, i dished it up and served it with a few slices of homemade bread that was baked this morning. a cheap and filling meal. the kids and i (eating solo tonight as greg has a late meeting) ate 3 servings.
now it sits on the back burner of the gas stove. in the am, i'll put it back on the stove and heat it until lunchtime. it will last us several days. anyone else have a pot of soup simmering on their stove?