Friday 19 October 2012

Thank You Mum

My day started with an email from my Mum, with a recipe.

Mum's Lettuce and Courgette Soup

Two Servings

1oz butter, plus a small amount of olive oil
8 fresh large outside dark lettuce leaves roughly chopped
1 medium onion, cut into small chunks
1 medium Courgette sliced or chopped
1 chicken or veggie stockpot or cube diluted with 1/2 a pint of water
1 level tsp Turmeric
1 clove of garlic crushed or finely chopped
salt and pepper
2 large spoonful of plain yogurt to stir in at the end

Soften the onion, courgette and lettuce in the butter and oil for 5 minutes, do not let them brown.
Then stir in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
Blitz with your blender.
Serve with a swirl of yogurt and a crusty bread roll if you're very hungry.

I used a pint of water with the stock and it still made a wonderfully rich soup, so a very thrifty recipe, as this way it would stretch to feeding 3 or 4 people with a bread roll.

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Thank you Mum, guess what I'm having for lunch. .

So I already have my three things to say thank you for today - the day itself, my Mum and my brilliant warming inspirational lunch.

What three things can you say thank you for right now?

Sue xx


  1. Thankful for having had a lovely autumnal walk this morning, leftover parsnip soup for lunch, and your blog for reminding me to be thankful!

  2. Thankful for my lovely inspirational daughter and family;
    My many wonderful memories
    Todays clear head and sunshine Joan XX

  3. Thankful for the beauty of nature,
    the turning leaves on the trees
    that it has stopped raining, if only for a day

  4. Thankful for a bright, bright sunshiny day,that I did all the cleaning up yesterday, and most importantly, that the gas leak caused by an incompetent,'Gas Safe' fitter didn't blow my Mum sky high this morning.

  5. soup is so comforting like a cup of tea can be. yesterday I had spicy pumpkin soup and it was just what my sore throat needed.

  6. Brilliant sentiment, something we can really live by.

    The recipe for courgette soup looks gorgeous, personally I never thought courgette would work in a soup because of the slight sliminess, but this looks superb.


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