Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stone Soup

This post has been a long time coming. After reading the fabulous tale of Stone Soup in our Fairy Tale Feasts I went on the hunt for a stone. It was hard to locate one big enough and of the proper material. I finally stopped at the Water's Edge and they were kind enough to give me a stone from their landscaping. Armed with the stone and a fridge full of vegetables I decided on a plan for translating the story to a task in which the girls could help. 

I decided to pre-chop the vegetables and place them out on the counter. After we read the story I brought the girls to the counter and asked them who wanted to add each vegetable. They were both very eager. Then we set our soup to cooking and headed to church.

Our Stone Soup Recipe:
  • 3 cups broth
  • 2 peeled, chopped potatoes
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pork roast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Chop vegetables
  3. Saute vegetables
Audrey & Maurene's Tasks:
  1. Wash stone
  2. Add ingredients to crock
Saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms before adding to crock. Add stone and the rest of your ingredients. Set the crock to low heat and cook for 6-8 hours. Serve with crusty bread.

Set to add all of our ingredients.

If you have yet to read the story of stone soup you must head to your library this week to find a copy. It is a delightful story about the beauty of sharing and working together. Great for chefs of all ages.

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