With a below zero windchill factor, some sort of soupiness seemed critical tonight.
Here's the deal:
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. oil of your choosing
1 or 2 potatoes, cubed
1 red or orange pepper, cubed
1 stalk of celery, in little triangles (just kidding, chop it)
1 onion, chopped
salt and peps
Huck all of this in a soup pot - cook on high til it's sizzly, then simmer/low covered for 10 minutes.
2 1/2 cups of veggie stock and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer/low covered for another 15 or so minutes
1 cup milk
1 can lima beans (a little one) drained
1 can corn drained
A very big pinch of sage
Simmer low for a few minutes, then serve - maybe a little cheddar on top? Mine seemed a little thin, so I did add some cornstarch and that did good things to the consistency.
Would I make it again? Meh. Maybe, it wasn't fabulous.