Soups Du Jour

Minestrone Soup
Minestrone Soup

Made with whole wheat small shell pasta, cannellini & navy beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic cloves, crushed tomatoes, kale, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper, and topped with parmesan cheese.

Are soups just yummy or what?  I could eat soup all day—but, then again, what can’t I eat all day?  All these soups were so easy to make.  It’s very rare that you should be able to screw up making a soup.

Every soup I’ve made so far has been A-okay.  All you really gotta do is just heat up some type of broth of some sort and just throw in a bunch of different veggies and whatnot that you can find lying around the house.

Now if you’re actually finding veggies in every room of your home ‘lying around’, then that’s a completely different topic that needs to addressed separately altogether.

Recipe for—Classic Minestrone Soup

Chicken Potpie Soup
Chicken Potpie Soup

Made with chopped skinless boneless chicken breasts, celery, onion, Yukon gold potatoes, frozen mixed vegetables, flour, chicken broth, half-and-half, butter, poultry seasoning, and pepper.

This Chicken Potpie Soup was just as divine as the Minestrone Soup.  I just loved chowing down on this creamy soupiness.

Recipe for—Chicken Potpie Soup

Rustic Vegetable & Polenta Soup
Rustic Vegetable & Polenta Soup

Made with onions, carrots, zucchini, Roma tomatoes, squash, potatoes, garlic cloves, fresh thyme leaves, fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, polenta, low-sodium chicken broth, butter, salt & pepper.

This was really good, too.  As you add more polenta, it gets thicker to your liking.

Recipe for—Rustic Vegetable & Polenta Soup

Cauliflower Soup With Bacon & Croutons
Cauliflower Soup With Bacon & Croutons

Made with cauliflower, shallots, chopped garlic cloves, celery, fresh thyme, chicken broth, butter, salt & pepper, and crispy baked turkey bacon; croutons made with sourdough bread drizzled with olive oil, fresh thyme, and salt.

So good for the tummy.  The recipe calls for it to be a cold dish, but I ate mine warmed.  And I love making homemade croutons.  They are SO good and tasty straight from the oven.  Love it, love it, love it.

Recipe for—Cauliflower Soup With Bacon & Croutons

So—I got to use an immersion blender for the first time with this recipe.  A new toy = a barrel of fun for me.  If it has a button on it and it does something fast—I gotta be a part of it.

This Leek & Potato Soup was made with:

  • Leeks
  • Yukon gold potatoes
  • Yellow onions
  • Garlic cloves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Chicken stock
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Salt & pepper

Where my recipe disappeared to for this—I couldn’t begin to tell you.  Just pick any Leek and Potato Soup recipe out online and you should be just fine.

As far as this concoction goes, I just made up my own recipe here.  Tossed whatever I wanted to in the pot and called it soup.  Just like that!

So, if you have nothing else to do today, try making your very own concoction of a soup recipe and enjoy how tasty it is.  And if it’s not as tasty as you like—that’s what salt and Mrs. Dash are for.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Apparently if you take an immersion blender out of the pan too soon while it’s still whirring the veggies to bits and pieces, you’ll soon find yourself covered in soup creaminess.

13 thoughts on “Soups Du Jour

  1. I cannot wait to explore your blog in depth! Love soups! But livoing in the south, sometimes it is just too warm. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!
    Cheers!
    Paul

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