Sunday, 6 November 2016

Boston bean soup.

Six of us are out to lunch today to celebrate friend W's 80th birthday.   The farmer is not included (an all girls do) so I am cooking him a turkey lasagne I bought at the coffee morning yesterday (cooked by Ann they are always delicious and I buy two - this time I have frozen one) and he will have yoghourt for pud.   He doesn't mind at all - I think he rather likes the idea of a couple of hours peace and quiet.

There will also be the remains of yesterday's soup which I made for tea when he came in from a shooting day.   The soup was delicious and was the Friday recipe published in The Times.   If you are interested I am sure it is available by going to the correct place on line - it is a Lyndsey Bareham recipe for Boston Bean Soup.   It is easy and quick  to make and although it has a lot of ingredients (red onion, carrot, cannelini beans (tinned), chopped tomatoes (tinned) dijon mustard, tabasco, lemon juice, it is ready to eat within half an hour - thick, main meal soup - very hearty and warming.   I served it with Paul Hollywood's par-baked rolls, which only take ten minutes in a hot oven and really taste like home made bread.
It may very well be the lunch I serve next Saturday when my friends P and D arrive (along with a crumble I intend to make during the week and freeze).

Keep warm (unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere where you need to keep cool (lucky you)).

The weather here is absolutely awful.   There is a strong North wind blowing, it is showery  and deeply dull.  The farmer has just laid the woodburner ready to light - can't be soon enough for me although I am going out in two hours.

19 comments:

Sue said...

I like the sound of that soup. I shall have to go and look at the recipe. I hope you enjoy your lunch out.

Derek Faulkner said...

Here on Sheppey, in North Kent, it is a lovely blue sky and sunny day but bitterly cold in an icy N. wind coming straight off the Thames Estuary. We also had a frost overnight. Earlier this morning I threw a selection of vegetables and stock into the slow cooker, added half the roast chicken from yesterday's meal and with crusty rolls that will last and warm me for the next three evening meals.

Librarian said...

Soup is a great idea this time of year, and with roll straight out of the oven - heaven!
It gets dark here very early now, so I don't feel like going anywhere after work. But I'll get used to the season again and will be out and about as usual soon.
In just a bit over a fortnight, Christmas Market starts at my hometown - the best thing about winter, and often the source of my evening meal.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

The farmer came in from "a shooting day"? That sounds rather ominous. Was he shooting innocent wildlife or Lancastrians who are constantly trying to sneak over into Yorkshire for a better life?

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I've read a few blogs lately about homemade soup. This one sounds very good, as well! Hope you are warm and toasty, Weaver. -Jenn

Mac n' Janet said...

Love homemade soup when the weather is cold.

Joanne Noragon said...

Yum. Now I have the recipe.

Heather said...

That soup sounds delicious and quick to make too. Enjoy your lunch out and I hope your friend has a lovely birthday.
It is very cold here too - quite suddenly. We have been softened by so much mild weather. I prefer the temperature to be fitting for the time of year, but need to adjust my layers to keep out the chill.

Frances said...

Yes, it's definitely soup making season. I've made more lentil soup and look forward to having it for supper. I'll serve it over basmati rice.

I loved what you wrote yesterday about the puppies and the holly-eaters. Quite a contrast. xo

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek - that soup would not suit me as I cannot bear anything with bones in it.

Derek Faulkner said...

Sorry Pat, didn't mean to mislead you, it was only the meat from the chicken, no bones and it's not a soup, more a broth type of thing.

Maria said...

I Googled "The Times, Lyndsey Bareham's Boston Bean Soup" - and it is at this very moment cooking for tonight's supper. Thank you.
Greetings Maria x

Gail, northern California said...

Can't wait to hear all about your friend's 80th.

Loved hearing all about those wonderful comfort foods, especially the soup.

angryparsnip said...

It is a wonderful Fall day here, Arizona style.
Not at all like your Fall but still lovely.
The soup sounds very comforting and easy.

cheers, parsnip

thousandflower said...

I want to try the soup. We grew about 20# of cannellini beans this year and I'm always looking for new recipes to try.

Cro Magnon said...

I made a soup yesterday with three main ingredients; potato, tomato, and chestnuts. When put through the processor it became very thick, and baby-food like. Even so, it was delicious.

Judith Rolfe said...

Here is a link to the Times recipe http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lindsey-barehams-boston-bean-soup-with-watercress-kzwlbjq9b

I love making soup at this time of year, but it is often just the' leftover vegetables from the fridge' type soup.

John Gray said...

Don't talk tome about soup!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Maria - please do let me know how you enjoyed that soup.

I like to think that the flavours of the soup are wafting around as I write. Thanks everyone for respoding.