A Bowl of Comfort

January 12, 2011
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To all of you snowed or iced in!
Several guests at the Fall ADS luncheon at our farm in Virginia enjoyed this heirloom Virginia Peanut Soup recipe and asked for the recipe. It’s very easy to make and most of you have a jar of peanut butter in your pantry. Warm wishes to everyone. Enjoy!
Virginia Peanut Soup
Serves 8
2 quarts chicken broth
1 small onion chopped finely
1/4 pound butter or canola oil
2 stalks celery diced
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup ground peanuts
1/3 teaspoon celery salt
salt to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Melt butter or oil, add onion and celery. Saute for 5 minutes, do not brown. Add flour and blend well. Stir in chicken broth and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, strain (or leave chopped vegetables in if you want). Add peanut butter, celery salt, salt, and lemon juice. Sprinkle ground peanuts on soup just before serving. (You can thin with water, 1/2 & 1/2, milk or cream if desired.)
from: Cooking With Heart in Hand
  Suzanne W. Worsham

4 responses to “A Bowl of Comfort”

  1. Colleen Rourke says:

    I couldn’t help but notice the title of the book, "Cooking with Heart in Hand" and notice, that while the soup does sound tasty, I would not call it heart healthy. 🙂

     

    Colleen

     

     


  2. Melissa Reading says:


    I imagined the title had nothing whatever to do with cardiovascular health, but rather was about the open hearted, warm, and generous hospitality for which southerners are justifiably known. 

    Thank you for posting the recipe, Suzi.  It also matches the way I find it healthful to eat.

    Melissa

    At 10:22 AM 1/12/2011, Colleen wrote:

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    I couldn’t help but notice the title of the book, "Cooking with Heart in Hand" and notice, that while the soup does sound tasty, I would not call it heart healthy. 🙂
     
    Colleen
     
     

  3. Clay Higgins says:

    I couldn’t help but notice the title of the book, “Cooking with Heart in Hand” and notice, that while the soup does sound tasty, I would not call it heart healthy. 🙂

     

    Colleen

     

     


  4. Colleen Rourke says:

    I know the title is just a title. I am not trying to be dense or difficult as I actually thought it was rather funny.   The phrase and its variations are very common and are often seen in connection with the Amish.  I am studying chronic diseases/conditions in grad school and so the wording jumped out at me.  Smile everyone!

     

    Colleen