Southern SOLE Food Challenge had another theme for this week. Valentine’s Day. As Valentine’s Day approaches, there are several isles at the grocery store focusing on sweets and other Valentine’s gifts, but my sweet treat is of a different nature. Real natural in fact!
Sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes made into a nice soup. After roasting the sweet potatoes with onion and garlic, I added them to a homemade chicken broth, I love using the immersion blender to puree it all up into a smooth and hearty soup.
My husband prefers his soup with crumbled crackers while I love mine with popcorn. I either toss a bit in – just enough to scoop up on the spoon, or I take a spoon full of soup and top each bit with a few popcorn kernels. YUM!
- Sweet potatoes – bought for a little market about 7 miles from us – they deal with local grown products. I just can’t remember which farm these came from.
- Onions – from the garden (preserved in the freezer)
- Garlic – from last springs garden harvest
- Kale – from the garden
- Popcorn – local popcorn I bought when I was in WI
- Check broth – homemade using bones left over after roasting on of Edelen Farms birds.
My sweet treat is unconventional for Valentine’s Day, but I think it was perfect. My husband prefers sweet potatoes over any other potato, so it is a perfect meal to put together for this SSFC Valentine’s Challenge.
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What type of sweet treats are you preparing this week?