Month of soups - what's your favorite?
My husband and I are planning a month of soups for dinner, to save money, time and we hope a bit around the waistline. Clearly, we'll need variety to not give up a week into this... what's your 'go to' soup recipe - even better if it's economical!
My favorite soup is probably cream of roasted garlic. That, unfortunately, doesn't do much for the waistline. If you're looking for something healthy, try making sinigang (meat and mixed vegetables in a sour tamarind stock) or tinola (chicken in a ginger broth with leafy greens). Both have been in my regular repertoire for healthy winter foods.
Tomato Florentine - Cooking Light recipe
Smooth Black Bean Soup with Chorizo - adapted from a Junior League recipe
Potato Leek - adapted from a Mr. Food's recipe
Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Soup - self created
Wedding Soup - self created
Tortilla Soup - Junior League recipe
Sausage Lentil - a clone of Carrabba's Restaurant
Cappelletti soup - simple with store bought pasta
Stuffed pepper soup
Buffalo Chicken Soup
1 med. onion - chopped
4 ribs celery - chopped
½ cup butter OR margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1–1/2 cups milk
2 cups chicken broth
4 cups shredded or diced, cooked chicken (poach breasts in some broth and then use the broth in the recipe)
½ - 1 cup buffalo wing sauce - to taste - RECIPE BELOW
8 oz. process cheese food (Velveeta®) - cubed, low-fat okay
1 tsp. garlic powder
If it still isn’t spicy enough add a dash of cayenne
In a dutch oven over low-medium heat, sauté onions and celery in butter until tender. Stir flour into pan; slowly whisk in milk and broth. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cheese has melted.
Note: We serve this with a dollop of bleu cheese dressing in the soup bowl
6 oz Frank’s Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 Stick Margarine (not butter)
2 Tbl white vinegar
¼ tsp celery seed
¼ - ½ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
2 dashes black pepper
½ tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Tabasco
6 oz ketchup
if you want it even hotter add
¼ - ½ tsp crushed red pepper
Mix all ingredients in pan over low heat stirring occasionally.
I am definitely a soup person...and I doubt I could come up with one single favorite (or even five). But the list would certainly include Hungarian Cabbage Soup...tomato-ey and full of shredded cabbage, and redolent with noble rose paprika. Comfort food at its best.