It's raining everyday. Not quite the way I like it. But it gives me the reason to work on getting my kitchen/pantry organised. I went through all the cabinets and cleaned them out, which always feel good, and I redid all my spices. It's amazing how much room is wasted with things you don't use unless you really stay on top of it, you know.
The before look:
And the after :
And all these are past their expiry dates. What a waste. One good rule to organising pantry is to purge. Often.
So what do you do when it rains? What else, eat ofcourse. The kitchen is nice and tidy. Everything is organised. You have some mushrooms in the fridge and ready pastry. How about some mushroom soup?
Hmmm.....it's good..it's good. Shall I pass on the recipe? It's a keeper. I got it from allrecipe.com. Here :
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
1 pound fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup margarine
4 onions, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tb flour
4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup light cream
salt & pepper to taste
1 sprig fresh thyme leaves
1 tb chopped fresh chives
1.Thinly slice the mushrooms, discarding the stalks.
2. Melt the butter and cook the onions, garlic and thyme for 1 minute or until garlic is golden. Add the mushroom and salt & pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the mushrooms soften. Add flour and stir for 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat and add stock, stirring continuosly. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce the heatand simmer gently for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Whisk the cream into the soup, then reheat gently, stirring. Do not allow the soup to boil. Season to taste with salt & pepper, and garnish with the chopped chives and thyme.
Have a try. It's perfect for the weather.