I’d love to have photographed this soup in dazzling sunshine with clear bright backdrops but that’s not the type of soup it is. Its a stick to your ribs, warm & comforting soup that uses up a whole bag of sprouts – and yes, I’ve still got 4 bags left. Sprouts are my panic Christmas buy. Around the start of December, I start worrying that I won’t be able to get hold of any in the last Christmas shop, so I stockpile. I wouldn’t mind but we don’t even have sprouts for Christmas Dinner – We are a steak & chips with peppercorn sauce family. Its so liberating!
Anyhow, back to the sprouts – There are so many ways of using up leftover veg but this is one of the easiest. Amazingly my girls love this soup as long as we tell this its vegetable soup. The mere mention of sprouts send them into a tizzy.
We’re waiting for Storm Frank to hit the North West tonight – We escaped lightly with the floods on Boxing Day but areas around us were hit badly. Its definitely a soup kind of night – We were visiting Alton Towers for the past couple of days so its a TV & Cuppa type of night too. More about Alton Towers in the next post.