The Crazy Kitchen: Family Christmas and Boxing Day Soup

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Friday, 27 December 2013

Family Christmas and Boxing Day Soup

It's been a busy couple of weeks and just when I thought I was over my illness I was struck down again, right before we visited London for a few days. I dosed myself up and braved the wind and rain and we had a fabulous weekend sightseeing, shopping, watching a show and soaking up the Christmas atmosphere.

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It was then off to the local garden centre for a Christmas Eve breakfast with the big fella, before an afternoon with family.

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Checking on Santa's location

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We then had a manic Christmas day swamped in wrapping paper and presents, and the men folk spent hours building Playmobil (and napping) whilst the women prepared veg drank fizz in the kitchen.

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We enjoyed a great Christmas day with family and friends, laughing at terrible cracker jokes and random secret Santa gifts.

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As usual, I cooked far too much food, meaning that there was plenty left over for Boxing Day Soup. Unfortunately I felt too ill on Boxing Day to go anywhere near the kitchen so instead we enjoyed it earlier today. Once again the soup turned out better than I could've expected and it went perfectly with home baked Focaccia.

Boxing Day Soup

Boxing Day Soup

Christmas dinner leftovers, including :

Sprouts
Carrots
Peas
Stuffing
Bacon
Turkey
Ham
Pork
4 bird roast
Roast potatoes / parsnips
Mash
  • Add everything to a large pan or slow cooker
  • Add a couple of pints of stock and bring to the boil
  • Simmer for around half an hour if using a pan
  • Blend until smooth using a stick blender
  • Add extra stock/water/milk and season to taste


Simple yet so tasty....

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas.....now let's bring on New Years Eve!

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