Posts Tagged ‘soup’

I’ve seen snow twice and it’s barely the middle of November. It’s entirely possible I did not think this move to Indianapolis through.

The upside, of course, is that it’s soup season! I could easily eat soup for every meal (the husband will tell you it’s related to the fact that I’m constantly freezing). When I was living by myself, I would heat up a can of soup for dinner on the regular because it was crazy stupid easy. Now, however, I prefer to make soup from scratch. It still tends to be crazy stupid easy, but it drastically cuts down on the amount of sodium. And, as well all know, for someone who’s paranoid about her cholesterol and blood pressure at the age of 30, that’s a huge win in my book.

 

Nailed It/Failed It: Stuffed Pepper Soup

Verdict

Nailed it. Both the husband and I thought this was really really good – and that’s saying something considering he wasn’t a huge fan of stuffed peppers the one time I  made them (I try not to torture him). I made this for dinner last night, brought leftovers for lunch, and since it’s yoga night, it’s entirely possible I’ll have this for dinner again tonight (I don’t cook on yoga night).

Send help.

Alterations

Remember how I said soup tends to be crazy stupid easy? It’s even easier when you make it in the Crock Pot. I browned the turkey, tossed everything in the Crock Pot, and cooked it on low for 5 hours.

Also, as we were eating dinner last night, the husband suggested maybe using turkey sausage next time. I’d say there’s about a 239534% chance of that happening.

 

 

Original recipe from Skinnytaste.

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As a Chicagoland native, snow doesn’t scare me. It makes me whiny, but it doesn’t scare me. I can handle shoveling snow. I can handle driving on snow. I can handle closing the blinds so I don’t have to look at the snow. Ice, on the other hand, leaves me completely bewildered. And that’s where I was last week.

That huge snowstorm that dumped about a foot of snow over Kansas City and Wichita last week? We got the ice that went along with it. About 2 inches of sleet total. And while I had no idea what to do with that ice, I did know that soup was in order.

Nailed It/Failed It: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Verdict

Nailed it. I’m slightly obsessed with the broccoli cheese soup at Panera (as in I get it every time, even if it’s 100 degrees out) and have been trollin’ for a broccoli cheese soup recipe for years. No but really. Years. Every recipe before this left me disappointed. This one, though, is a keeper. And not just because I miraculously got the cheddar to melt without getting clumpy.

Alterations

None.

I know.

 

 

Original recipe from Eat Your Heart Out.

There was a time when you couldn’t get me within 5 feet of tomato soup. I distinctly remember checking the school lunch calendar and declaring tomato soup days bring your lunch days – despite the fact that the bowl of soup came with grilled cheese. What I don’t remember is exactly when I changed my tomato soup stance.

I’m 99% sure it was in high school, but I wouldn’t swear to that. I also couldn’t tell you if it happened because I forgot to bring my lunch and was starving, or if it happened by dipping my grilled cheese crust in the soup to soften it up. Honestly, I don’t even care how or why I changed my tomato soup stance. I’m just glad I did.

Whipped: Creamy Tomato Basil Soup(pinned here)

Nailed It/Failed It: Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Verdict

Nailed it. I’m just going to go ahead and say it – this is better than Panera’s tomato soup. I doubled the recipe when we had company over, and there was literally nothing left over. Just fair warning – once you make this, you won’t be able to go back to the canned stuff. So if you’re lazy, this is not the soup for you.

Alterations

Rather than doing the basil and thyme separately, I used seasoned diced tomatoes. I also used regular milk (1%) and greek yogurt rather than the soy variety. I also recommend wearing an apron while using an immersion blender. You’re welcome.

 

 

 

Original recipe from Whipped.

Word on the street is today is one of – if not the – busiest day for pizza delivery. And I totally get it. As someone who’s cooking Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, the thought of cooking dinner tonight isn’t overly appealing. But the idea of being a cliche isn’t overly appealing either. Which is why tonight, I’m making soup (for the record – the forecast said nothing about a high of 73 today when I had this stroke of genius).

Soup tonight seemed like a brilliant idea because a) it’s easy, b) it’s easy to keep warm while we wait on my family to arrive, and c) it’s really the only mass appeal vegetarian idea I could think of (my sister prides herself on wreaking havoc with the menu).

Budget Bytes: Spinach Tortellini Soup(pinned here)

Nailed It/Failed It: Spinach Tortellini Soup

Verdict

Nailed it. This is pretty much lasagna in a bowl so it’s really no surprise I immediately fell in love. There’s a reason the husband calls me the human Garfield.

Alterations

I used seasoned diced tomatoes and skipped adding in basil and oregano.

P.S. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

 

 

Original recipe from Budget Bytes.