Saturday, March 10, 2012
Creamy Spinach Carrot Soup
Easter Story continued-Jesus is Led Away to Be Crucified-Matthew 27:32-44 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes, by casting lots. And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!" In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the King of Israel" Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if wants him, for he said. "I am the Son of God." "In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
Do we demand things from God because of who he is, waiting to see if he comes through before we believe? Or do we believe because of who is he, and what he did for us on the cross?
Creamy Spinach Carrot Soup-
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup half & half
1 can vegetable broth (10 1/2oz) or you can use chicken broth
1 cup shredded carrots
1 10 1/2oz pkg. frozen chopped spinach-thawed (I throw my in frozen)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter; add onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender. Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. Mix in the half & half and broth. Add the remaining ingredients, continue cooking over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
Makes 4 servings. Please feel free to add more cream & broth according to how you like your soups. If it's too thick then thin with equal amounts of half & half and broth, staring with a 1/4 cup of each.
Eat Well, Sonya
Posted by Sonya at 10:20 AM