forgetting to remember

No, not mom — me. The great comments left here by some of my fellow bloggers are a good reminder to me to be sensitive about what I post here about others, including my mom. And they’ve given lots of good pointers that I can share with the kids — and teachers as well.
I’m thinking that I wish I had the wit to take the approach that Old Hoss does.
I’ve been know to be clever. I’ve also been know to laugh. I’m just out of practice.
Maybe to start with I’ll share my clever recipe for sour cabbage soup. My mom hankers for Polish food these days, so last week I improvised cabbage soup from what I had in the pantry.
1 package of bagged shredded cabbage for cole slaw
1 medium can of sauerkraut (rinse first if you don’t like it too sour)
1 can of diced tomatoes, including liquid
two peeled and diced potatoes
1 can of chicken broth
1 can of vegetable broth
if you have available – throw in a few country style pork ribs
add water as needed
Now, here’s what really makes it great:
chop and sautee three yellow onions until light golden brown and add to soup.
Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream.
It makes enough to freeze and have for several more meals.
And sauekraut is very healthy, you know. As is cabbage.
I share this recipe even knowing that I risk getting some gaseous comments. But this is about as clever as I can get today.
It actually was a better day than usual around here, all things considered.

3 thoughts on “forgetting to remember

  1. When I was 16 I visited St Petersburg and stayed with a family friend for 3 weeks. One of our staples for dinner was pan fried cabbage, seasoned and with liberal amounts of sour cream mixed in.
    I have loved cabbage ever since. I might try a veggie-fied version of this. Yum!

  2. I make it vegetarian for my brother. Just use vegetable broth instead of chicken and omit the pork. It’s really the sauteed onions added to the simmering soup that seems to blend all of the flavors perfectly. And, of course, the sour cream.

  3. I can’t have vinegar, because I take a pill called an M.A.O.I. But I love sauerkraut. Do you know of a recipe to make it without vinegar?

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