Sunday, December 18, 2005

Snow, Holiday Tradition, and Sopa de Albondigas

All of these things happened in one day. The annual watching of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation...
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The first major snow in Portland of the season...
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Wink's first snow with us...
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(which, by the way, it should be noted that she totally loves the snow)

And Sopa de Albondigas...a tasty Mexican soup perfect for cold days....
Recipe is as follows...
8 cloves garlic
1 lb ground turkey
2 eggs, beaten
3 tsp salt
4 T uncooked rice
1/2 cup or more finely chopped italian parsley
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 Tsp oil
1 tsp lemon pepper
2 containers of low sodium free range chicken broth
2 cups water
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups sliced celery
2 cans garbanzos, undrained
2 cans tomatoes ( 1 can whole, 1 can stewed Mexican)

Peel garlic, mash 1 clove garlic, combine with turkey, egg, 1 tsp salt, rice and 4 T parsley. Shape mixture into 40ish small meatballs and set aside. Chop remaining 6 cloves garlic. Cook garlic with onion, with oil, covered, over med. heat until tender but not browned in a qt. saucepan. Add remaining 1 tsp salt, lemon pepper, broth, water, carrots and celery. Bring to boil. Drop in remaining] balls and simmer 20 minutes. Add undrained garbanzos, tomatoes and remaining chopped parsley. Cook 10 minutes.

Aaah. And there you have it. The ingredients for a perfect Sunday Winter afternoon. Enjoy!

9 comments:

Superinkygirl said...

Is that moss around AdRi's face?...

blog Portland said...

Se coneglon mis juevos!

Rozanne said...

I've always wanted to make that soup. I loves me a soup with meatballs in it! Can I use ground beef instead of (ick) turkey?

sttropezbutler said...

Sure does sound like a great Sunday all around!

STB

LeLo in NoPo said...

It looks like moss around AdRi's face, but actually it's an amazing scarf that's knit in a tube, and you can stretch it out and put the whole thing over your head and around your neck, and if you want, you can pull the back portion up and over your head. When I do that I look like a turtle. But it's very soft and warm!

Blog portland, I have no idea what coneglon is. But I know you're saying something about your eggs. Hmmm.

Rozanne, definitely try the soup. It's really good. You can use beef instead of course. Or ground chicken I'm sure too. The soup is even better the next day.

STB; it was a great Sunday, thanks! And I'm very much enjoying your stories and photos on Sundays!

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Wink is so, so cute!

that girl said...

I'm totally making turkey albondigas!

blog Portland said...

Coneglon = frozen.

stevie.be. said...

so i am not a great chef BUT I LOVE ME SOME WINK!! SO CUTE!