With how cold it’s been lately, nothing has been more satisfying than a steaming bowl of soup. I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes in hopes that it inspires you to enjoy some hot soup too.
Split Pea Soup: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/soups/split-pea-soup/
Split Pea Soup has always been one of my all time favorites. It’s funny, because I don’t like peas really. I’ve made this recipe a few times and it’s always a winner. I like to add potatoes to it sometimes too.
Winter Borscht: http://gingerbreadsnowflakes.com/node/138
I made this recently and it was also my first foray into cooking with beets. I didn’t add potatoes (but decided to throw in some broccoli) and I skipped the spices except for a little dill because I also added vinegar at the end. I like my borscht vinegar-y. I was really happy with how this turned out. Full of vegetables and tender pork.
Miner’s Beef Stew: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/stews/miners-beef-stew
I usually use this recipe as a guide for my beef stew and just play around with what I add for veggies. I think the addition of the hot sauce really brings out some good flavors.
Hilariously Easy Chicken Soup: http://casualkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/hilariously-easy-chicken-soup.html
There is nothing as good as homemade chicken soup when you’re under the weather. The first time I made this, I actually used a whole chicken. And honestly, it was a pain. Now I just use boneless skinless chicken thighs and it still comes out delicious. I also throw in a bunch of celery greens (a trick I learned from my grandma) to add some really great flavor. Just remember to fish them out before serving.
What are your favorite soups? Do you have any recipes I should check out?