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kattyeyes TDF (To Die For) Reuben Soup

c oliver Mar 20, 2010 01:26 PM

http://www.chow.com/recipes/19715

Here's the link for this soup which I prepared a couple of times a year ago and fixed it again yesterday. If there's a better and more comforting, albeit not real healthy, soup around, I'd like THAT recipe also. I follow it to a T with two very minor changes. k-e uses a cup of shredded corned beef and I used almost two cups and I cut it in small cubes. The other thing is that I toasted rye bread on the panini grill and cut it into perhaps 1" croutons. Those went on top of the soup in ovenproof bowls and the cheese on top of that. I just find it easier to eat the smaller pieces.

This recipe is just so dang fine. And I'm considering using the base (no CB and no beer) for mushroom soup. Unless you're lactose intolerant, you won't be disappointed in this. Thanks as always for this, kattyeyes.

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    SherBel Nov 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    This looks ridiculously yummy to me....the reuben sandwich fiend. On my list to try this winter for sure, thank you!

    1. buttertart Nov 16, 2010 12:13 PM

      That soup is TDF. My DH said OMG this is delicous when I made it. I don't like very many soups but this is a goodie. Don't pay any attention to the uncouth and ignorant.

      1. greygarious Nov 12, 2010 02:52 PM

        I made soup today using kattyeyes' recipe as a starting point and put my changes in a comment on the recipe page. The previous commenter, who has no other CH posts, had a very negative reaction to the recipe as printed, but that was not my reason to tweak. I was trying to limit the dairy a bit, and to use what I had on hand.

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        1. re: greygarious
          kattyeyes Nov 12, 2010 05:18 PM

          Thank you, greygarious. I always cringe a little when I see this thread thinking, inevitably, someone's gonna say, "I don't see what the fuss is all about--it sucks!" and now I've seen it. HA HA! It really wasn't so painful after all--especially after reading your comments, so thanks kindly for softening the blow. :)

          1. re: kattyeyes
            bushwickgirl Nov 12, 2010 11:14 PM

            It does not suck. It's a very tasty and somewhat unusual soup. I made it last March and followed the recipes to a T, initially, then made it again, with added cheese (that's just me.) I'm looking forward to another go round this winter as well. grey's comments about knowing how to adjust seasoning and ingredients to one's taste or to improve are right on, and I just steam when I hear about food getting tossed out...send it to me, if anything.

            Besides, the commenter posted at 3:44 am. I 'm always very suspect of the expertise and overall character of people who post in the middle of the night (see time on this post.) ;-))

            1. re: bushwickgirl
              mamachef Nov 14, 2010 03:46 AM

              I know, never trust a 'Hound with insomnia! Who knows what crazy thoughts they're thinkin', what's bein' plotted, what their next move is... (posted at 4:30 a.m. by a no-expertise, poor-charactered CH.) :-)
              That soup, health issues notwithstanding, sounds absolutely soul-filling, especially for a Fall/Winter meal. I think a bowlful with a bit of bread and maybe a salad sounds outstanding. And I've got it bookmarked to try very very soon.

            2. re: kattyeyes
              ursy_ten Nov 14, 2010 02:05 AM

              Yeah. I wish people would remember that there is a real person who shared that recipe.
              I believe that sharing a recipe is a gift. It should be treated as such.

              Even if you don't like the recipe, there are plenty of ways to say so without being rude.

              1. re: ursy_ten
                bushwickgirl Nov 14, 2010 02:29 AM

                Nicely put.

                1. re: ursy_ten
                  mamachef Nov 14, 2010 03:51 AM

                  Darling Baby Sister is the master of the demurral. She will never, ever be rude, but if she says to you, "Oh, no, couldn't eat another bite.......full all the way up to here," you know she's lying through her teeth and can't stand what's on offer, because DBS ALWAYS has seconds if she likes it. Another great noncommital one: Ooh, that was.......different. (Unique, special, had-a-lot-of-character, insert your own word here...) but for sure, never ever any need to be rude to someone who shares a recipe or food with you.

                  1. re: mamachef
                    ursy_ten Nov 15, 2010 02:34 AM

                    I would probably like Darling Baby Sister v much :)

                  2. re: ursy_ten
                    kattyeyes Nov 14, 2010 05:17 AM

                    I could hug you. So true, through and through. Thank you very kindly!

                    1. re: kattyeyes
                      ursy_ten Nov 15, 2010 02:32 AM

                      You're very welcome! :)

              2. kattyeyes Mar 20, 2010 04:37 PM

                Awww, thanks a bunch. :) Truth be told, I specialize in comforting and not particularly healthy at times.

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                1. re: kattyeyes
                  Phurstluv Mar 20, 2010 07:27 PM

                  That's why we love you and your recipes!! ;)))

                2. Phurstluv Mar 20, 2010 02:37 PM

                  Oh, that does look good. Thanks for posting the link, c.

                  1. bushwickgirl Mar 20, 2010 02:24 PM

                    I absolutely have to try this and bookmarked it. Thanks, k!!

                    1. Sam Fujisaka Mar 20, 2010 02:17 PM

                      I'll have to corn some beef. Looks worth it.

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