NOTE: I apologize for the lackluster photo. I was at the beginning stages of learning how to photograph food. The recipe is really good, however. I make it on a regular basis.
This last week, I've been distracted and very busy with my job. The dust has settled a bit, so I'm finally able to upload some photos and share recipes.
Today is a rainy day, and that's when I crave soup. I decided to make "Pioneer Woman's" recipe for cauliflower soup. I had some frozen homemade chicken stock, from the roasted chicken I had made a couple of weeks ago. I tweaked just a couple of things. It was Ree's photos of her soup tureen that reminded me... I have my Great Grandmother's Soup Tureen in bubble wrap in my garage storage! I decided to start using it. All I know about the tureen is that my grandmother was born in 1902 and it belonged to her mother. My German relatives come from Southern Germany-- "Bavaria". They owned a a very successful hotel & restaurant. I've visited it, but it was finally torn down in the 90's. That's probably where my love of cooking gene came from.
The recipe was delicious-- though, next time, I think I'll use fresh thyme (that is thriving in my backyard) for a little extra flavor. The German side of me loves cream-of-anything soups. My "must have" ingredient is fresh lemon juice. It's what gives soups, in my opinion, that wonderful brightness of flavor. Try it!
Here's the printable recipe card: