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Oct 9, 2013 09:29 AM

Your Favorite Rainy Day Soup?

We're having the very first rainfall of the year today, and I'm headed into the kitchen to make a big pot of soup for my family! Anybody else in the same mood?

What's your favorite soup for a rainy day? I'm craving some creamy pumpkin soup with cornbread!

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  1. Chili, either red or white. I also love butternut squash soup, or a fabulous red lentil and sausage soup.

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    1. re: biondanonima

      I was gonna say sausage and red lentil. In fact I have left overs from last night sitting in my fridge right now.

      1. Albondigas with crusty bread and red wine.

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        1. It's not raining here but finally feeling like fall.

          French onion is on my stove as I type. Can't wait to eat it for dinner.

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          1. re: thimes

            Ohhhh, French onion...I bet it smells fabulous in your kitchen!

            1. re: FoodWacky

              french onion soup: best. soup. ever.

            2. re: thimes

              French onion is on my menu for Thursday! Can't wait!

            3. I'll believe it when I see it when it comes to the rain (my fingers are crossed for it!)

              Based on what we already have in the house, I'm thinking chicken tortilla soup with extra veggies for tonight (minus the tortilla for me, I'll make him quesadillas for a side.)

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              1. re: weezieduzzit

                This was my pick as well, I'm in the mood for warm and spicy.

                1. re: weezieduzzit

                  Sounds really tasty! Do you make your chicken tortilla soup spicy?

                  1. re: FoodWacky

                    I use blended chipotles in adobo sauce so it's both smoky and spicy.

                    1. re: weezieduzzit

                      Sounds wonderful, I imagine you just add by taste but do you have a recipe?

                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                        You know me... no recipes..... yes, by taste. I blend a can or 2 of chipotles in adobo and keep it in a container in the freezer so I can just scrape out what I need.

                        I make stock (this is happening right now, pulling meat when cooked through but not overdone,) saute onion and celery in a different pan, add other veggies, add the stock and chipotles in adobo, season, cook until the veggies are done, add canned tomatoes, add back the reserved chicken meat to heat through and serve with diced avocados and sour cream (if I've made it too spicy!)

                        1. re: weezieduzzit

                          Yea,I hesitated to ask but figured worth a shot. It sounds easy peasy, perhaps I'll whip up a batch this weekend. It's getting chilly here. Thanks.

                          It makes perfect sense to blend the chipotles before you store, I've been storing as whole peppers.

                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                            WOOHOO! It's actually raining here and it's really coming down! (Can you tell that is almost never rains here?)

                  2. Beef and Barley or Split Pea with Ham (and a shot of Sherry)

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                    1. re: chefj

                      Love split pea. I may have to throw a pot on sometime soon.

                          1. re: chefj

                            Those are my favorites. I made potato leek Tues. PM, it was okay but not as satisfying as split pea or beef and barley. I use a pressure cooker and can turn out SP in 15 mins without soaking the peas. Oh, when I can get them I love split yellow (Habitant Pea Soup)pea soup.