Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thick Corn and Vegetable Soup with Herb Dumplings

Soup is a great menu item for a cold and snowy day. Not only is it warm and filling to eat, it smells good while it is cooking and it helps warm up your kitchen! On Sunday night, I made THICK CORN AND VEGETABLE SOUP WITH HERB DUMPLINGS for Mr. Sexy Veggie and myself.

This soup is full of vegetables! Onion and garlic are sautéed in butter until tender, and then carrots, potatoes, and butternut squash are added to the pan. Also thrown in are vegetable broth, tomatoes, white beans, and seasoning. After simmering for 30 minutes, corn and parsley are stirred in.

To make the dumplings, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter, and milk are mixed together with seasonings to form the dough. Once mixed, it is dropped by teaspoonfuls into the simmering soup. They are simmered, covered, for 15 minutes.

Wow!!! This was excellent! Warm, tasty, and satisfying. The dumplings were outstanding. They had a biscuit-like texture that held up very well in the soup. I look forward to making this many more times!! Mr. Sexy Veggie really enjoyed it as well.

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