Tonight we played with veggies and soup. See the store had this deal if you got 5 different kinds of veggies (tomatoes, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, and corn) and we decided to build a meal around that. We also had some surprisingly terrible tomato basil aged white cheddar that we were trying to figure out how to get rid of not to mention those beet greens from last night. To finish out what was sure to be an extremely random soup, we had picked up some Japanese mushroom stock at an Asian market and realized it was in fact the only stock left in the house.
What to do with this mishmash?
First we start with our favorite soup cookbook and look for anything that might let us use this stuff. We found a recipe that called for dropping the corn and adding some onions. It didn't exactly call for incomprehensible packaged mushroom stock, or the asparagus, or the a few other things actually - but it was still pretty close.
At the end it came together in a delicious, satisfying , and hopefully repeatable soup perfectly complimented by challah.