While many US families had wild Super Bowl weekends we had a laid back weekend without much special going on. Hubby and I both read books, the kids played outside with their new snow-ballers and bricker, and we generally just enjoyed being snowed in. Instead of the Super Bowl we watched The Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet and chowed down on egg salad sandwiches. I also made an evening meal from one of my new favorite cookbooks… A Spoonful of Ginger – Irresistible, health-giving, recipes from Asian kitchens. I made a variation of the sweet and sour soup and OMG, it was heaven!!! I cannot wait to make some more of these recipes! I bought it a few weeks ago because someone recommended the vegetarian egg drop soup and I am loving it. It has lots of meat meals in it but also plenty of veggie ones and ones that can be adapted into veggie meals.
The sweet and sour soup had vegetable broth (called for chicken in the book), green onions, Sake, cremini – oyster – portabella mushrooms (I didn’t have dried wood ears), snow peas, and lots of fresh ginger, and various seasonings. I tripled the amount of mushrooms cause we love them so much. It filled me up for hours and I felt all warm and cozy from the ginger. My husband said he will not mind in the least if I want to make this soup quite often, LOL. The kids enjoyed it too.. they love snow peas and mushrooms though. This may be the perfect Sunday lunch or dinner meal for cold winter days.