Friday, February 21, 2014

The Americans & Cabbage Soup

The Americans TV show returns next Wednesday on FX at 10:00 pm and I want to make sure you have plenty of time to set your DVR. When last we left out favorite KGB spies, Elizabeth and Phillip were a little more than conflicted ... about their relationship and their continued spying on the U.S. as they play American family. The assignments are getting more and more dangerous and their KGB handler has made it abundantly clear that the couple is expendable, for almost anything. What will happen to their children if they get caught? After all of these years in the states, do they really know what they're fighting for anymore? 

I have found this show fresh and interesting. If you didn't see season one, I would watch that before starting two. You don't want to miss a thing. 

To get in the right mood for The Americans, Janet in our Portland office has been test cooking Russian recipes. Today she brings us Sweet Russian Cabbage Soup. The recipe is over here at She recommends that you cut down the amount of sugar they suggest because it was a little too sweet. 

Here are all of the ingredients. Prepping the food to go into the pot only took 10 minutes or so. 

Here's the soup simmering. It was on the stove for a little more than an hour. 

And here's the finale...does anyone know how to say Bon Appetite in Russian? I guess it doesn't matter because Phillip and Elizabeth can't speak Russian in front of anyone else anyway... Enjoy! 


  1. I watched a few episodes on season one when this show came out and I was unimpressed. It bored me and I love cold war stuff. Maybe I was too hasty and I should start again with the DVDs.

    1. I love this show! But I understand that it might not be for everyone.

  2. I'm going to have to check this out on itunes. But I just bought the first season of Major Crimes so that comes first.