Wednesday, January 4, 2012


We decided on Monday to dig up the remainder of carrots in our garden. Bee is always wanting "Bugs Bunny" carrots, so we left a few to see if they would get nice and big for her to chomp on.

It worked! How fun to dig up a huge batch of fresh veggies in winter. Luckily, the weather has been so nice, we didn't have to dig through snow and ice to get to them.

Now I've got a big batch of carrots in the fridge, minus the ones the kids ate, and am pondering carrot soup. I've never made it before, but this batch is just begging to be cooked up into a nice big pot of soup.

Does anyone else get that song stuck in their heads when I type that?!
           Carrot stew, carrot stew! It's our favorite thing to do.
           Get a pot and a carrot to two, and cook up a carrot stew.
           Nothing makes our tummies so full and keeps us happy too.

I had an orange Disney tape when I was a child and this song was one of my favorites.

I may just make the soup so that I can sing the song all day. 


January 5th, 2012: We had this carrot soup last night and it was delicious. I chose ginger for my spice, but then ended up adding some thyme because I'm impulsive like that. I went the heavy cream route for my first try, knowing that would make any soup tasty. I like that you could make a different variation each time. It was not hard to make and I love any excuse to use my newly purchased immersion blender. That's just good fun.


Jenifer said...

Definitely make the soup! I have been on a soup kick lately and it is so easy, much easier than I ever thought and I am no gourmet cook.

Those carrots are going to taste great!

Nan | Wrath Of Mom said...

I'm so jealous. Our carrots were pathetic this year. And last year. And the year before. I'm going to blame the poor soil we have up here. Yes. It's the SOIL. Not my lack of skill.

Mimi in the Midwest said...

U Dave thinks the carrots Grandpa Shafer (Maurice) dug up for Thanksgiving are the sweetest carrots he's ever tasted. Were yours sweet? You make me hungry for carrot soup. I could eat soup every day.