'Santa Claus is coming to town'. Under that pretext we make the little one clean her toys, eat her food etc., Yes, Bribe it can be considered but I consider it to be a motivator.And trust me the solace is only temporary.Things will go back to normal for the most part come January.I enjoy while it lasts!!
I wish I had Santa and the Celebrations growing up. My mom's life would have been much easier. We put up the tree and decorate the tree as a family. It is something that she looks forward to and something that I look forward to in the gloomy winter season.
Here is a hearty soup perfect for Winter.I used canned black beans and allow me to blame it on the impatience to make this soup.
This recipe was adapted from Eating Well magazine. I love the idea of using Salsa to make the black bean soup. —Shri
15 oz cans of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
Red Bell Pepper, chopped
Medium Onions, finely chopped
Garlic Cloves, minced
Water/ Vegetable Stock
In This Recipe
Heat 2 tbsps olive oil in a pan
Add onions and red bell peppers
Cook till they are soft
Add Garlic and let it cook for 2 min
Stir in the cumin powder ans salt
Add beans, salsa, and water
Simmer for 15 min
Puree half of the soup mixture in a blender
Combine the puree with the remaining soup and simmer for an additional 10 min
Stir in a dollop of sour cream if desired
Serve hot with bread