Wednesday, December 30, 2020


February is a great month.  We have Valentine’s Day on the 14th.  What else if February known for?  It is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month, and National Cherry Month.  Here’s a funny one.  It is Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month.  It is American Heart Month and National Hot Breakfast Month.  It is also Sweet Potato Month which I have a great soup recipe in my cookbook, Soups and Stews…Comfort by the Spoonful for you.  Give this one a try.


Sweet Potato Soup

1 Tablespoon bacon fat

1 cup onions, chopped fine

2 ribs of celery, chopped

1 pound of sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

5 plus cups chicken broth (or you can use vegetable broth)

Salt and pepper to taste

½ teaspoon nutmeg (you can add more)

Sour cream for topping


Saute onion, celery, and sweet potatoes in the bacon fat for about 5 minutes.

Add broth, cover and bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until tender.(can heat for 30-40 minutes on simmer)

Puree in blender and reheat.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add nutmeg.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream on the top.

Serves 5-6