For 2017 Stone Soup Shakespeare has a few resolutions in mind, and the first one we're tackling is to make more soup...and share that soup with you. So we're starting with a lucky New Year's Soup.
We're calling it a New Year's Soup because it used traditional black-eyed peas and collard greens which is rumoured to bring you luck and money when eaten on New Year's Day...we're pretty sure it is lucky every day though because it is just sooo good! It is hearty and has a nice kick. Whether you prepare it on New Year's Day or just a cold Winter's Day it is sure to fill you with a sense of "hygge."
The soup is also really easy to share with friends, possibly before heading to the theater (just a suggestion). We made it on a Monday (when theaters are traditionally dark), so we didn't see live theater, but we did finally see the new Star Wars movie (by not naming it we figure we won't be dating this comment as we're pretty sure there's going to be a Star Wars something every holiday season for the foreseeable future).
This soup can easily be vegetarian by omitting the kielbasa. If you have a mix of diets at the table the kielbasa can easily be on the side. If you do though, we suggest reserving some celery leafs and adding them to enhance the depth of the broth.
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