March 31st, 2009

blogging

Magical food

Mom volunteered me to make soup for church tomorrow night. I didn't want to make what I made last time (turkey soup with rice), but I couldn't really decide what I wanted to make.

So, I've decided to make something up. So far ingredients are definitely going to include:
1 lb kidney beans
2+ cups spicy sausage, cut in quarters
Diced Tomatoes/Crushed Tomatoes/Tomato Sauce (Haven't decided how much of each)
1 cup uncooked rice
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped

Okay, now I need opinions on other possibilities:
Chopped celery
Chopped carrots
bay leaves
basil
oregano
chili powder
cumin
thyme
cloves
paprika


What do you think? What should I definitely include or definitely not include? I'm not sure if this should lean towards cajun, italian, or mexican seasoning-wise.