Monday, February 27, 2012

In a World...

...where darkness reigns supreme.  Only one man can save Gotham.  And when he's done?  He's going home for a nice bowl of soup!


     A few months ago, my eldest, just being silly, said, "I wanna bowla BATMAN SOUP!"  And my little brain thought, "Hey!  I could totally make Batman soup!"  And then it thought, "Hey!  I could totally make a whole bunch of Superheroes!"  And this, my friends, is what you are about to witness.  Welcome to Day One of Souperhero Week!

Batman Black Bean Soup
Serves: 4

1 tsp olive oil
1 medium sized portobello mushroom, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C onion, chopped
2 1/2 C mushroom stock
4 C cooked black beans
salt and pepper to taste
sliced cheese, biscuit cutter, and knife for making the symbol or these cutters
sour cream, optional

I cooked my beans ahead of time in a pressure cooker using this time chart.  You can use canned beans if you want.  Drain beans.  Heat oil in large pot and add mushroom and onions.  Cook until onions begin to soften.  Add garlic and heat until it just begins to cook.  Deglaze the pan with a little of the mushroom stock and then add the rest.  Add beans.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes; add salt and pepper.  While your soup is cooking, you can:

 (teehee!)
When the soup has reached a flavor you like, using an immersion blender, combine it into a smooth puree.  Pour into bowls and top with your symbol! 

If you're not looking for pure Souperhero Awesomeness, you can mix in a little sour cream.  It tastes yummy, but dilutes the color a little...

Review:
Holy Black Bean Soup, Batman!  The boys LOVE this!  When I was making this tonight for the shoot they both begged, "Are you going to give us a bat?!"  All your little Batman lovers out there will be all over this, I promise!

27 comments:

  1. My freaking jaw just dropped. Holy black bean soup, Batman {hehehehe!!} Girl you have outdone yourself with this. I CANNOT WAIT to see the entire series. This is simply brilliant. I loooooveeeeeeeeeeee it soooooo much!!! Aaaaah, I am just in awe, really {I wish you could see me right now--I am grinning like a moron}

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    1. My mission is complete! Moron grins are the best! Thanks, Cara! I am sooo excited about this week! =)

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  2. SO cool!!! I am sure lots of moms will love you for creating this soup :)

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    1. Thanks, Chinmayie! All I need is lots of Moms to find it first! Lol! =)

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  3. Ok, I cannot wait for the rest of this week. Squee!

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    1. Yay! Hope you like the rest of them!

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  4. My boys would eat anything if I put a Batman twist on it! Great idea.

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    1. My little man is totally a food snob. If it doesn't come wrapped in a tortilla or sitting on top of crust of some kind he's out. But he LOVES this soup! Batman saves the day again!

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  5. I love this idea! And what a great bat! It all looks really good! Can't wait for the next one!

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    1. Thanks, Danika! So glad you stopped by!

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  6. this is so fantastic! You might even get our little one eating it!!

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    1. That would be a minor miracle, Matt! I hope it works!

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  7. This is so creative and awesome, I just love it! I posted it to eggton's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Eggton.Blog

    I can't wait to see what else you post--any hints as to what we can expect from the rest of Superhero week?

    Off to explore the rest of your site. Cheers,
    Katherine

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Katherine! Had a peek at your blog, you're a hoot! =) As to hints, I guess I'll just have to keep you wondering! =)

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  8. wow, what an awesome parent!
    this is a great idea!

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    1. Awesome parent... giant nerd... 6 in one hand... =) Haha! Thanks, Katie!

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  9. You are awesome my friend. SO proud of you and so excited to see the rest of the week. I already sent this blog to some friends. Oh, and I voted for you, love ya and good luck and AWESOME job lady.

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    1. Thanks, Suz! You're the best! =)

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  10. You are so creative! My big boys would love this, too - you're never too old for super heroes. The mushrooms are a terrific addition, too. I'll stay tuned for what's next. :)

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! I must confess, the mushrooms were initially for color, but it added a lot to the flavor, so I was really pleased!

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  11. Tori, Ry, A&AMarch 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    We are going to try it, I love black bean soup!

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    1. Hope you like it, Tori! Good luck!

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  12. This is AWESOME! Absolutely brilliant. My son isn't into Batman.. yet, he is still a bit young but oen day I will remember this!

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    1. Glad you like it, Sarah! It's amazing how quickly boys go from "a bit young" to "can't stop talking about Batman!" Enjoy him while he's still oblivious! =)

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  13. Ok, that one day has come. I applied your idea to make some fun Halloween soups :)

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