17 December 2021

Christmas in the Woods: Possum & Squirrel


Our final pair of friends come bearing gifts. A red squirrel with his favorite pinecone, and a wee possum who has found a peppermint. Although I am creeped out by real possums, I think this little guy might be my favorite. Peppermint Possum is just too much.

This soup is maybe a tiny bit more work than the others, but it's worth it. We love cheeseburgers. We love soup. We should love Cheeseburger Soup. And we do.

Cheeseburger Soup

4 small red potatoes, washed and diced

1 c. seasoning blend (onions, peppers, celery) or fresh in the amount you prefer

1 4oz. can chopped green chilies

1 1/2 c. water

1 clove garlic

1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. beef bouillon

1/4 tsp. pepper

Bring these ingredients to a boil; reduce heat; cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Add and heat through: 

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

2 c. milk

In a small bowl, stir until smooth:

1/2 c. milk

3 Tbsp. flour

Gradually add flour mixture to soup. Bring to a boil, cook and stir a few minutes until thick. Reduce heat and stir in:

8 oz. Velveeta, cubed


Don't miss the Grand Finale tomorrow!


  1. Definitely the cutest possum I've seen :) Thank you for another tasty sounding soup!

  2. The possum is adorable! In fact the whole series are very cute and make a great set of ornaments.

  3. Honeybee: so cute, thank-you for sharing, I hope you show the whole tree with ornaments soon.

    Merry Christmas

  4. OMG love them all , they are so sweet thanks for sharing.

  5. I think I love the Possum too, so cute!
    Yum, soup!

  6. This is just the cutest set of critters! Love that possum! Your Christmas Open House is always such a treat. Thanks so much.

  7. I'm really not sure which is my favorite, they're all adorable! Thank you for another delicious-sounding soup recipe!

  8. Both are adorable, Honeybee. I love Cheeseburger Soup.