Comfort food. That’s what the focus of this Blog is. Comfort food. Honestly, my dream is to open up a little restaurant, serving comfort food with cannabis in it. Nothing makes an Italian woman happier than cooking in her kitchen for family and friends. Every person who sees this blog, is family. Every person who would come into my little restaurant would be family.
So, hamburger soup. So easy. So amazing with a side of a warm baguette. Mmmmm. And the great part about this particular dinner, the THC comes in the form of tincture. Completely customizable. And since it is tincture, added after the soup has been poured into bowls, if you are dining with someone who doesn’t wish to partake in cannabis, they can share the meal with you, without having to partake.
So, I made the hamburger soup in my Instant Pot. So, ingredients are as follows:
1 lb ground beef, 1 small onion, chopped, 2 tsp of minced garlic — browned in a skillet. And toss it into the pot. Don’t drain it. That rendered fat has a lot of flavor.
Cubed taters – I used four large ones. Two cups frozen green beans. Two cups frozen corn.
1 cup red wine. Four cups water. 1 tsp MSG (Uncle Roger), 2 tsp beef Better Than Bouillon. 2 tsp corn starch in 1/2 cup water. Salt and pepper to taste. Any other herbs & spices to personal taste.
Dump all of it in the IP. Meanwhile, cook 2 cups of elbow mac made according to taste, and drained. Set the InstantPot on soup. For mine, 33 minutes later, open up the IP , dump in the mac. Give it a good stir! Grab a bowl, and a hunk of bread.
NOMS!!! I have a lot leftover. I’ll have lunch tomorrow. I had enough to freeze some. And it’s entirely possible that I may have another bowl tonight.
Where’s the cannabis? Take that little ole dropper of tincture and put as much as you want. A squirt or two or three… whatever you feel like doing. Slight buzz… not so big of a squirt. Want couch lock? Two, three squirts of a heavy indica and you’ll be locked for a while.
We’re looking at the weather report, and we’re looking at negative 10 to 20°F below zero this weekend. That soup is going to be delish with a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, snuggled up in a fleece blanket, listening to the wind howl.