Thursday, November 06, 2008

Soup weather.

We're having another beautiful fall day! I have to work all day so I won't get to enjoy it too much. The yard is full of leaves again today and it is lovely to watch them slowly falling to the ground. We have snow in the forecast for the weekend so it will soon be soup weather again. One of my favorite things about autumn is soup. I love having a big pot of soup on the stove all day. This chicken noodle was cooked on a campfire when we were at Allegheny over Columbus day.
I only make a couple kinds and I don't have an actual recipe for any. This cauliflower cheese is a favorite. I just make a thickened cheese sauce, like I make for macaroni and cheese or broccoli cheese soup, and add cooked cauliflower.
I love to open the freezer and grab a bowl of soup and stick it in the microwave. Dinner is done! I do need some new soup ideas. What is your favorite? Do you use a recipe or just throw everything together?


Dawn said...

Hi Jean!
I love a pot of chicken soup on the stove. I don't really use a recipe...and use whatever is in house at the time.
Looks yummy!!!

Wendy said...

My favourite is squash soup. I take a butternut squash (any squash will do), peel and cut it up in pieces and put it in a pot with an onion, some bits of garlic, chicken broth (or just water if I don't have any broth), salt, pepper, cumin, and ginger. And water of course. Bring it to a boil and simmer for an hour.
Put it in the blender and presto! Delicious soup!

Grammy said...

Hi Jean,
Soup looks great I will be right over. lol
I love old boxes too.
Have a great week end.

Zoey said...

I love to have soup for dinner. I swear I could eat it at least three times a week.

My current fav is Cheeseburger Chowder. I have posted about it before. It's to die for!

Sue said...

I found your blog from a comment to Family and Flowers. I love to make and eat soup. I always make lots so I can freeze some in single portion containers to thaw and take for lunches.

I sometimes look at recipes, but then don't usually follow them fully. The other day, I made up a bean soup. I cooked onions, garlic, and celery in a little oil, then added baby carrots cut into circles, about 1/4 inch thick. I cut up some turkey ham and added that and some water, putting a couple bay leaves in. I put a couple cans of butter beans, and one each of red, garbanzo, pinto, and great northern beans, along with their liquid. I seasoned it with fresh rosemary I'm overwintering in the house, and some almost dried parsley. My husband, who is not a big soup fan liked this.