Re:Is too much soup a good thing?
Last week I was fighting a sinus infection and made three soups to warm me body and soul:
~ homemade chicken noodle with leftover baked chicken thighs, chicken broth, carrots/celery/onion, some diced potato, and really thin egg noodles = really good soup but a little thick since I did not measure the noodles
~ potato soup, my favorite recipe, onion sauteed in olive oil and butter, lots of diced potato, chicken broth and milk, simmered until potatoes were done, then buzzed with an immersion blender until silky smooth
~ beef, barley, and vegetable soup, diced beef from whatever I had on hand in the freezer, cooked with onion in oil then cooked 12 minutes in the pressure cooker in broth (chicken - no beef broth on hand), diced potatoes, carrots, barley, and some dried soup vegetables added and simmered until done.
Monday we had a Soup Lunch fundraiser at work and I took a crock pot of butternut squash soup: onion and apple cooked in oil and butter, baked butternut squash, vegetable broth, marjoram, curry powder, white wine, and a bit of brown sugar, blend smooth. I made it vegetarian for a couple of people that work here; it's better with chicken broth.
This weekend I hope to make my favorite Curried Chicken Noodle Soup - depending on what the weather is like. It was orginally made with chicken noodle Soup Starter, but that is no longer available. I plan to try to recreate it: a whole chicken cooked in water and some white wine, half the meat from said chicken chopped and added back into the soup; then, diced potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, curry powder, noodles and some of those dried soup vegetables. Finally an 8 oz. block of Velveeta cheese is cubed and added to melt. Baaad I know! But this is some good soup!
Yes.....too much soup is a good thing!