Homemade (Oily) Cabbage Soup Is On For This Week

English: kapuśniak

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One of my most favorite of soups is homemade cabbage soup! Whenever it’s on for the weekend in this house it is very soon gone. We have it for brunch or lunch and cannot have enough of this delicious soup.

The trick to this recipe is to make it very oily. I don’t know why my mom made it this way…..many may not like it that way, but it really taste so good with lots of oil in it. You know the old elders would encourage the oil in the recipe saying oil is good for the body during winter months. But I prefer to use a good oil like coconut oil and grass fed ghee instead of just butter and vegetable oil. It also could be made without any other vegetables added but I prefer to put some in.

So this weekend we are having it along with some take out batter fried chicken and buttermilk cornbread. I’m so excited because that’s what you call good eatin!

Another reason I love and prefer having soups that are homemade like this one and chicken noodle soup is because these two soups are so easy to make, especially in a crock pot. They are so warming and healing with each and every spoonful in the tummy. I tell you we are pleased to have stopped having the various canned soups we used to enjoy but instead we vow never to go back to canned soups, because homemade soups are so much more healthy, delicious and nutritious.

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Homemade (Oily) Cabbage Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 to 1 gallon of chicken broth (canned or for homemade see my chicken broth recipe below)

1 whole cabbage (rough chopped)

5-6 large carrots (sliced)

2 celery stalks (sliced)

1 small rutabaga (rough chopped)

1 cup green bell pepper (chopped)

1 Tablespoons of fresh garlic (chopped)

2-3 plum tomatoes (skin removed and mashed in food processor)

-or-

2 Tablespoons of tomato paste

Oils:

1 cup of ghee (grass fed) (optional)

2 Tablespoons of coconut oil (optional)

½ stick of sweet butter

Spices:

2-3 Tablespoons of Himalayan salt

1 Tablespoons of Italian seasoning

1 Tablespoons of garlic powder

1 Tablespoons of onion powder

2 pinches of hot pepper flakes

2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar

1 teaspoon of black pepper (optional)

a sprinkle of fennel seed

a sprinkle of thyme

Utensils:

1 large crock pot

1 large serving spoon

Soup bowls

Directions:

Put chicken broth and all the ingredients in the crock pot, on high heat, let cook for 2 hours, then on low heat, let cook 2 hours or til done. Serve with a side of buttermilk cornbread and fried chicken.

This recipe could be split in half. I like to freeze half for later so there is always some in the freezer on non cook days.

Comments: I freeze the backs from the chicken baked in our home each week. Since we never like to eat the backs, I use that part of the chicken rather than throw it away. I just do not believe in wasting anything if I can. So I save up about four to five backs of the chicken to make a chicken broth. Or I will just boil a fresh whole chicken when I don’t have enough backs saved up.

self-made bouillon de volaille (chicken broth).

self-made bouillon de volaille (chicken broth). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Homemade Chicken Broth Recipe

Ingredients:

4-5 chicken backs (previously baked)

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1 whole fresh chicken (range free preferred/to be boiled)

1/2 to 1 gallon of filtered water (enough to cover the whole chicken)

3-6 large carrots (whole or chopped)

2 celery stalks (whole or chopped)

½ rutabaga (whole or chopped) (optional)

1 cup of green bell peppers (halved or chopped) (optional)

1 Tablespoons of garlic powder

1 Tablespoons of onion powder

1 whole onion (peeled)

1 crock pot

1 large serving spoon

1 medium mesh strainer

1 large bowl or pot

Directions:

Put all ingredients in the crock pot, let it cook for 5 hours on high. 2 hours on low. Let cool, strain off broth into a large bowl, saving only the liquid broth.

For baked chicken backs: Discard the baked chicken backs and the boiled cooked vegetables.

For whole chicken: Save the shredded chicken meat from off the boiled whole chicken, discard the bones and the boiled cooked vegetables. Pour strained broth into a large storage bowl and refrigerate or freeze broth and shredded meat separately for later use.

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Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) Possessed By Goddess, Destroys Wicked Witch Radha (Bhavini Purohit)! On Saath Nibaana Saathiya (And she’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead!) Pt. Two

Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, 1938 Sixteen-year-old...

Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, 1938 Sixteen-year-old Judy Garland wore these sequined shoes as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ah! Today is the beginning of the end! As I’m reminded of two of my fondest favorite childhood movies, The Wizard of Oz (with Judy Garland) and The Wiz (with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.)

But first I’d like to thank Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) to whom all of this would not be possible. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Gopi for getting rid of Radha once and for all. Gopi gets the ruby slippers! La, la, la la la la la la la!

Well it’s like this…… Gopi was underwater dying at the hands of Radha, so as her body floated close by was the Goddess’ broken Idol and Gopi became possessed…. the rest is history.

Gopi gave Radha those dirty looks that killed! I tell you my girl was fierce! She was FIERCE!!!!

All that anger was clear to see in Gopi’s poppy eyes! It was amazing! This lady played her role this week to the hilt! You go Devoleena!

Them Modi’s was all at a stand still and in shock, as fear gripped them, wondering what Gopi was about to do with that huge pitch fork! As she wade though the water getting closer and closer to where Radha was standing to destroy her.

I tell you who would’ve thought that good little Gopi had all of that fierceness going on inside of her, but as you could see this lady surprised us all, as she is so much more stronger than we all thought she was capable of being. And as the old saying goes “it’s the quiet ones you need to watch out for.” So this super delicate, quiet, soft spoken lady sacrificed her freedom for her entire family. She even stood the test of time, in which she had to go to jail for the next ten years for the murder.

Star Plus

Star Plus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yet I still cannot see the reasoning behind Gopi being sent to jail at all for killing her, everybody witnessed how Radha almost killed Gopi by smashing her head on a rock and then turned her body over into the river to drown. Oh thank goodness because with all Radha did to everyone, she did not succeed in killing Gopi and poor innocent little baby Rashi.

It’s been way too long, but finally!!!! and I say finally!!!! Radha got what’s coming to her. I never thought I would see the day that I’d be so happy about one persons downfall. But it came with a swiftness! Radha had been nothing but a pain in the ole boo boo. All she did was cause all kinds of strife and continuous problems for the Modi family. So I am so glad she’s gone for good this time, never, ever to return and I am celebrating! It’s so good to see good win over evil for a change.

So now something wonderful is about to happen in the Modi household. As the story is about to take another ten year leap. Gopi’s sweet little girls are grown up and rumor has it that Meera (Mazel Vyas) and Vidya (Palak) will be switching their personalities. I tell you that I just adored Meera, she was such an adorable child. So Meera is going to act like the spoiled brat of the family. But when you think about it, I am not all that surprised because it was poor Meera who missed out on being raised by Gopi early on due to Radha’s evil efforts Meera was missing her parents. Then now Vidya is expected to be more like Gopi’s innocent and sweet personality. I always felt Vidya would become a miniature Kokila. LOL! This is all going to be so exciting to watch and I can’t wait til Monday to see the beginning of how it’s all going to come together.

But, in the meantime…. I’m gonna ease on down the road, skipping and singing my favorite songs this weekend with this amazing good news!

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Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) Possessed By Goddess, Destroys Wicked Witch Radha (Bhavini Purohit)! On Saath Nibaana Saathiya (And she’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead!) Pt. One

Margaret Hamilton as the Witch in the 1939 fil...

Margaret Hamilton as the Witch in the 1939 film version (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LET THE JOYOUS NEWS BE SPREAD!

That old Wicked Witch Radha (Bhavini Purohit) is dead!

And she‘s not only merely dead, she‘s really most sincerely dead!

~As per the coroner’s decree of Munchkin Land~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopdD9Cu-So

(go see link quick before it’s gone)

I’M MELTING! (Scene)

You cursed brat, look what you’ve done!

Ohhhh! I’m Melting! melting!

Oh what a world! what a world!

Who would’ve thought a good little girl like you

could destroy my beautiful wickedness.

Arrhhhhhhh! I’m going! Oooooohhhhhhhh!

The Green Skinned Wicked Witch of The West ~Margaret Hamilton~

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I didn’t mean to kill her, it’s just that he (the scarecrow) was on fire.

Dorothy~Judy Garland~

~THE WIZARD OF OZ~

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English: Screenshot of Judy Garland in The Wiz...

English: Screenshot of Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ding dong! The Witch is dead.

Which old Witch? the Wicked old Witch!

Ding dong! the Wicked Witch is dead!

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Wake up you sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.

the Wicked Witch is dead. She’s gone where the goblins go,

Below – below – below. Yo-ho, let’s open up and sing and ring the bells out.

Ding Dong the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.

Let them know

The Wicked Witch is dead!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

“Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” Song

From “The Wizard Of Oz” movie in Munchkin land! LOL!

(go see links quick before it’s gone)

~and~

The Wiz (film)

The Wiz (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Come on, ease on down, ease on down the road!

Come on, ease on down, ease on down the road!

Don’t you carry nothin that might be a load, come on, ease

on down, ease on down the road.

“Ease On Down The Road Song”

From “The Wiz” movie

(with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFwAqYBDr2A

(go see links quick before it’s gone)

Here’s more on the The Green Skinned Wicked Witch of the West. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_Witch_of_the_West

English: Screenshot of Judy Garland performing...

English: Screenshot of Judy Garland performing Over the Rainbow for the film The Wizard of Oz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Toto! Toto! Come on let’s go Toto!

The Wizard of Oz (2011 musical)

The Wizard of Oz (2011 musical) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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When You Disrespect The Elders

A person loses wisdom when destruction is near and his downfall begins with disrespecting the elders.

~Badrinath~

~JODHA AKBAR~

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Doomsday

….When ones doom is near, one behaves with a deluded mind.

~Badrinath~

~JODHA AKBAR~

Jodhaa Akbar

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Consequences Of The Inevitable

No one can avoid the inevitable, Jodha. What you saw in your dreams were the consequences. The problem has already begun. I’d seen the symptoms the moment I’d entered the palace. Don’t leave his Majesty alone, stand by his side always. Some miracle may happen.

~Badrinath~

~JODHA AKBAR~

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Wisdom Is Needed To Survive

….use your wisdom, one can even cross the great ocean with the help of a twig. Your support will carry you through.

~Badrinath~

~JODHA AKBAR~

Jodhaa Akbar

Jodhaa Akbar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Valentines Day Love

It’s here again! Valentine’s day.

Every girly girl looks forward to this day like it’s Christmas!

It means lots of chocolates, candy heart boxes, strawberries, kisses, cards, red & pink roses, love, passion, hot sex galore, beautiful teddy bears……..

Teddy bears

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Happy Valentines Day To Everyone!

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It’s Valentines Day today! Sending love and kisses to all!

XOXO

Oh Gosh! I just love Valentines Day! Always did. Even as a small kid.  I used to love making cards for my parents and seeing their eyes light up upon giving it to them.

It’s the day I always love to make chocolate covered strawberries, cherries and whatever else and putting together a simple delicious strawberry shortcake with angel food cake, frozen and fresh strawberries and cream on top and in between. LOL!

I love decorating the house with all the valentine gifts I received over the years from my husband. All of the colorful teddy bears he’s given get to go on display and I like to save all those chocolate candy heart boxes he gave me along with old cards too. I know it sounds so crazy but that’s what I…

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What I Love About Valentine’s

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English: A tray of chocolate-covered strawberr... English: A tray of chocolate-covered strawberries with skewers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All the Chocolates, like Chocolate covered strawberries and….

the chocolate hearts candies and….

Chocolate Cupcakes galore and…….

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Chocolate Cakes and…….

Assorted Chocolate Candy Heart Boxes and…….

Chocolate Heart Cookies and…….

Chocolate Baskets and……..

Chocolate Covered Pretzels galore!……..

Love Letters and……

The Lovely Flowers and…….

The Husband Who Gives the Flowers and Candies and…….

Kisses galore!

Just as Alfalfa sings to Darla on the little rascals………

Simply because your near meeeeee….. I’m in the mood for loveeeeeee…….

Love Bottles…

Valentine Teddy Bears…..

and warm Valentine PJ’S…

Romance movies…

Valentine’s Beautiful Bedrooms sheets and bedspreads….

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