All the conversation about the mixed bean soup over the weekend, reminded me that I have a large container of the mixed bean soup all made up in my freezer, so I am thawing that out today and pairing it with corned beef sandwiches tonight for our dinner using the leftover corned beef from last night’s dinner.
I make all batches of my soups in a size that will feed my family for about two dinners. I serve it the first night, and freeze the leftovers, so all I have to do is thaw it out and warm it up the second time around. Having a few leftovers all made up for a family dinner, makes it easy to come up with something for dinner on nights I don’t feel like cooking.
I have lots of other leftovers from last night’s dinner of corned beef and cabbage. I will make a big batch of bean and vegetable soup with the leftover carrots, cabbage, and the liquid from cooking the corned beef. I am also going to try a new recipe I found for mashed potato soup with the leftover mashed potatoes later in the week.
I keep forgetting to tell you. I talked with my husband’s Indian friend about saffron. He told me that saffron doesn’t have much flavor at all. He also said that when it gets cold in India some people put a couple of threads on their tongues to help warm them up. I guess its supposed to be a thermogenic spice but I haven’t found anything to verify that. I did put a thread on my tongue but didn’t care for it.
He said they add a couple of threads to warm milk or to rice pudding.
Evidently there is fake saffron out there and the way to tell is to add a thread or two to warm water or milk. If the liquid turns color immediately it is fake. It takes about 15 minutes for the real saffron to color the liquid.
Have you ever put a thread of saffron on your tongue? If so, what did you think it tasted like? If not, could you do it and tell me what you think it tastes like. I want to see if we both come to the same conclusion. lol
I was telling my son about the Aroz con Pollo and plan to make it when he is home for the 4th so he can try it. I think he’ll like it.