With the cold weather arriving - it's soup time again! Soups are delicious, nutritious and easy, making them also a perfect cooking activity in which to involve children. Recently in our classroom the children cut up vegetables and cooked soup for lunch together with fresh bread baked by a few others. We practiced grace and courtesy by setting the table sharing the bowls around. "'The soup was good, I liked the juice and the corn" said Lucas. "I liked the corn in the soup" said Casper.
Here's our recipe but you can really add whatever you want!
1 tablespoon of olive oil
4 medium carrots, peeled and cubed
1 medium potato, peeled and cubed.
1 zucchini, diced
1 large onion, finely diced.
1 leek ( white part and some of the green) washed, and diced.
2 celery stick, washed and diced.
2 corn cobs sliced into about 12 pieces
4 tomatoes chopped or 400g tin of tomatoes
1 vegetable stock cube
1 litre stock or water.
oil or butter for sweating off.
Salt & pepper to taste
4-6 fresh parsley leaves
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add all the vegetables, except tomatoes and corn, and cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato, corn, stock or water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy.
Lead Teacher, Cycle 1 Elouera (3-6 year olds)