My Mamma's Autumn Soup


It snowed today.  Like quite a bit!  And the thing I wanted most was my Mom's Autumn Soup.  This is one of those beautiful comfort soups that is delicious and nutritious and reminds you of home and family.  Basically, it is one of my favorite soups ever!  So, what did I do?  I made it!!  And now I'm going to share it with you!  I'll share both my mom's version and my modified version to fit better with lean and green.  Honestly, though, both are pretty dang yummy and good for you!  So, without further ado, I'll get right to it!


The Lean & Green Version:

Ingredients:
1 lbs. lean ground turkey (cooked, put in last)
2 cups water
2 (14 oz) cans chicken broth
1 med chopped onion
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup chopped cauliflower
3 stalks celery
1 1/2 cup chopped purple cabbage
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 cube beef bouillon
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 Tbsp Salt
1 bay leaf

Directions:
Brown the ground turkey, drain, and set aside.  Pour the water and chicken broth into a large pot.  Add onions, carrots, cauliflower, celery, and cabbage to the water.  Add the bouillon, cider vinegar, thyme, basil, salt, and bay leaf.  Simmer until veggies are tender.  Stir in the diced tomatoes and ground beef and allow to heat thoroughly.

Isn't that just so pretty?!!  It's just as good as it looks!  
I hope it brings as much warmth to your home as it did to mine growing up 
(and now to my own home and family).  


My Mom's Original Version:

Ingredients:
1.5 lbs. ground beef (cooked, put in last)
5 to 6 cups water
1 med chopped onion
1 cup sliced carrots
1 lg. diced potato
2 stalks celery
1 cup chopped purple cabbage
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
3 cubes beef bouillon
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp basil
1 Tbsp Salt
1 bay leaf


Directions:
Brown the ground beef, drain, and set aside.  Pour the water into a large pot.  Add onions, carrots, potato, celery, and cabbage to the water.  Add the bouillon, cider vinegar, thyme, basil, salt, and bay leaf.  Simmer until veggies are tender.  Stir in the diced tomatoes and ground beef and allow to heat thoroughly.

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