Monday, June 7, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup

Since I respond well to inspiration I decided to have a new feature on my blog.  At least once a week I will pass along something that I found inspirational. Its a nice place for me to save these wonderful things I find that inspire me.  The one I am sharing here today is for children but some can be applied to the adults in your life as well.  We received it from my daughters school social worker.  It may inspire you to do one of the things on the list today.  

Giving Our Kids What They Need To Succeed

Tell them about yourself.
Ask them to help you.
Tell them how proud you are of them.
Respect the choices they make.
Become their advocate.
Expect their best; don't expect perfection.
Catch them doing something right.
Apologize when you've done something wrong.
Keep the promises you make.
Surprise them.
Above all, love them no matter what.

Armed with some leftover salt potatoes and hamburgers from Memorial Day weekend and a chunk of cheddar that needed some attention, I decided that some cheeseburger soup was in order.  I am going to toot my horn here and tell you this soup came out really good.  It was tasty without being rich as this soup normally can be.

Cheeseburger Soup

3 beef patties, cut up
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon canola
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 celery ribs, diced
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 packet hot Chinese mustard
6 cups vegie broth (beef broth works real well but I had this on hand)
8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
1 T beef bouillon
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 1/2 cup chopped potatoes
1 1/4 cup marinara (tomato paste works well too, I had this on hand as well)

Saute carrots, celery and onion in butter and canola oil in a soup pot. When the veggies have sweated a little and become tender add the vegie broth. Add to the soup the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon, cut up hamburger, marinara, potatoes and garlic cloves.  Let that cook for about 20 minutes. Add milk and cheddar, warm the soup but do not boil. 


Ingrid said...

THANK YOU for the inspiration! I'm printing that out and stapling it to my forehead. Too often I forget. I need not to.

I've made a cheeseburger chowder that was a hit with the kids. I'll be trying your soup soon!

Mary said...

I love the soup, but I think your words were hard to beat today. Have a great day, Lori. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

I like any kind of cheeseburgers, so I'll love this!

Tracy said...

I love the inspiration. The cheeseburger soup looks like a great use of leftovers. Definitely have to try it!

grace said...

this is an instance when the leftovers have been repurposed as an even better creation! what a treat.

Chow and Chatter said...

great post and yummy soup

Mimi said...

Great words of wisdom! This soup looks like it would be a sure hit with my family.