Soup! It’s what’s for dinner!
Carole wants to know what our favorite soups are.
I think soup is almost the perfect food: it can be made in advance and heated up quickly. Flavors mingle while it sits. Leftovers freeze well. It is nutritious and doesn’t have to be calorie dense. It is forgiving. (I make a lot of pureed veg soups with whatever is leftover in the fridge.)
(I’ve linked to recipes, but I use them as guidelines for quantities.)
1. Miso – this one doesn’t get made in advance but it’s so fast, it’s a standby.
2. Squash (or pumpkin) – I bake more squash than I need. It freezes well and then I can have soup. I like mine gingery. With apples.
3. Broccoli – this is what I eat when the green veg are lacking in my diet.
4. Green Soup – The recipes I am finding on-line contain potatoes. I don’t use them but I guess they would thicken the soup. Greens (various), broth (veg or chicken), ginger, garlic, onion, and, generally, whatever is leftover in the fridge (celery? a few carrots? some mushrooms? peppers?) Blend with a stick blender. Serve with Parmesan cheese.
5. Mushroom – I love mushrooms.
6. fish chowder – I’ve been experimenting with ways to eat the (leftover) frozen fish. This works.
7. fish curry – This is better. It seems harder than it is. The sauce is blended – so there’s little actual chopping.
8. chili – Does this count as soup?
9. french onion soup – This was Dude’s favorite.
10. tomato – Easy Peasy. No grill cheese required.