Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bacon Soup (with Broccoli and Asparagus)

Y'all have probably noticed I haven't been blogging as much these past few weeks as I used to. Or you haven't because you, ya know, have a life and interests outside of your laptop. Good for you, you!! But if you don't, and if you wait with baited breath for the updates you get from me in your Google Reader, I owe you an apology.

You see, I haven't felt very inspired recently--to either write or cook new things. And that's just fuckin' odd for me. I just look at the color pink and suddenly get a million ideas swirling around my head. Of course, they're all ideas for nail polish colors, but they're ideas nonetheless! I think part of the reason I haven't felt super inspired to blog these past few weeks is because I haven't been trying any new recipes, and let's face it: that's what most of you come for (although I also have quite the eye for cute outfits...even if I do only post them once every 27 years).

So, when Kyle and I received our first official wedding gift from my parents of the INCROYABLE Wustof knives we registered for, I finally felt inspired to try something new. And with that, I give you Bacon Soup.
{Literally, the game changer of our kitchen. Thanks Momma and Dad!!! Yes, I call my "mom" Momma. I'm from Texas!}
Aw, I'm just kiddin'!! I'm Ellen!! It's not just bacon soup--although that's the best part--there's also some healthy junk like broccoli and asparagus in the mix, to, ya know, make it healthy.
{Wustof knives and a Vitamix are practically the only things you need in a kitchen.}
I'm pretty sure I say this in some form or fashion in every recipe I post, but DAMMIT if this isn't the easiest recipe. It's like, fry up some bacon, toss in some onion and garlic, dump the green crap in and then bring it to simmer in the chicken broth and just puree it in your blender and BAM! Bacon soup.
I I say Bacon Soup because despite the green vegetable in here, this basically just tastes like liquid bacon and I am sorry, but how could you not like that??

Even vegetarians will tell you they like bacon!!

Vegetarians also like broccoli and asparagus, so really, there's something for everyone here.
That's actually not true. There's nothing here for vegetarians.
Ha, ha, I'm just kiddin', I'm Ellen!

Bacon Soup (with Broccoli and Asparagus)
Makes 8 cups
  • 1/2 lb of bacon, diced, plus a couple strips for garnish
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 pounds of broccoli cut into florets
  • 1.5 pounds of asparagus, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
1. In a large pot over medium heat, brown bacon until almost crispy.
2. Toss in onion and garlic to saute in rendered bacon fat until tender (about 2 minutes).
3. Add vegetables and chicken broth to bacon, onion, and garlic. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
4. Dump everything into a blender and blend until everything is well pureed and soupy. Season with plenty of salt and pepper to taste. 
5. Eat and marvel at the wonderment of bacon soup.


Megan | Freckled Italian said...

Delicious! Nothing like a Wustof. Miss you!

Meg O. said...

I could totally go for some liquid bacon. Yum.

Anonymous said...

This looks so yummy, I can't wait to try it! Thank your Momma and Dad again because I am so happy to see a new recipe!

X Kenzie


christin said...

i hate you and your vitamix. also, i want to eat this soup. asap. and i don't blame you at all for feeling uninspired, it happens to the most awesome people on the regular. but yea, i want those knives.

Jenna | The Eighty Twenty said...

I told James how you told me how fun registering is and I think I may have sold him on marriage for the sole purpose of getting new kitchen shit. Thanks!!

That bacon looks so crispy and perfect.

Unknown said...

Yum yum! Can't wait to try this!


Corey @ When We Wander said...

Wowwww that looks amazing. Love the fact that it looks healthy and tastes like bacon. Totally a win-win situation.

Gayla said...

Vegetarians DO love bacon! I can't wait to make this recipe when our baby Vitamix arrives via the Brown Santa (also known as the Zappos Delivery Man). Glad you love your knives, and you know I always love a shout-out! Love you, love Kyle, can't wait to see you guys get married. I hope I don't cry.

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Mmm..liquid bacon. Now this is my kinda post. NOM! Also - I DO get super excited when you have new posts up, more please!

Currently Coveting

Julie // Bound said...

Yeah, that just got pinned. And it has bacon, so it's a breakfast food, right? Awesome, heading off to convince my husband to make it right now.

Cynthia said...

My husabnd would love this soup :) Haha love the "I'm Ellen" references...I saw that SNL skit, it was hilarious!

Susan said...

That looks delicious!

Erin said...

Holy geez, bacon soup!

Except I don't have a vitamix. But I *do* have a Magic Bullet. Which is almost the same thing, right? Right???

I'll figure it out. Because I love bacon.

MaggleBish said...

Holy shit, this looks good!

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