Showing posts with label Soup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soup. Show all posts

Friday, April 8, 2022

30 Minute Taco Soup

I’ve been on a taco kick lately. We eat tacos A LOT at our house so when I saw this Taco Soup recipe, it seemed like something I just HAD to try. I’m sure glad I did…it was delicious!

I really liked the soup with a little plain greek yogurt mixed in…gave it a nice creamy flavor. The kids liked it loaded with cheddar cheese 🙂 I didn’t add any cheese on my soup and didn’t feel like it was missing anything.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Mexican Meatball Soup

Mexican Meatball Soup
This Mexican Meatball Soup recipe is better known as “Grandma’s Special Soup” by Rafael, one of my third grade students. He asked if I liked soup and when I told him YES, he brought in Grandma’s Special Soup recipe so that I could try to make it myself.

This soup was AMAZING! I loved how all the flavors came together. Rafael’s family sent in some dried spearmint leaves for me to use when making the meatball. So glad they had some extra to share as it really added to the mix of flavors in the meatballs (and also gave me ideas for drying some of my herbs this summer/fall…definitely something I need to explore further).

Monday, March 14, 2022

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

Beef Stew
This recipe was the first soup I made that my kids would actually eat. I kept telling them that it wasn’t soup, it was Beef Stew. They finally gave it a try and LOVED it. For years following that day, whenever I made soup, I referred to it as a stew so they would eat it 🙂 I always serve this Beef Stew with homemade bread. Delicious!

This recipe is one of Kenxie’s favorites so I made it the week of her birthday. I got home later than anticipated the night it was on the menu so I had to figure out how to get this on the table as quickly as possible.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Easy Lasagna Soup

Easy Lasagna Soup
This recipe was recommended by a friend (thanks for sharing Megan). She has made this Easy Lasagna Soup for her family numerous times and always receives rave reviews. Since I’m a big soup lover and my kids love pasta, I thought this recipe would be a great compromise for us 🙂

When it was time to serve, they wondered whether they should eat it with a spoon or fork. They got an eye roll from me and a reminder that it was called lasagna SOUP. Needless to say, once they took their first bite using a SPOON, they were all pleasantly surprised. They really enjoyed this soup…and so did I. It’s a keeper for our family.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Broccoli & Bean Soup

I’ve been enjoying soups for lunch and when I found this Broccoli & Bean Soup recipe, I wanted to give it a try. The combination sounded interesting…and healthy so I was ready to give it a go.

To make this soup, I used my Tramontina Dutch Oven. For this recipe, I used the smaller size in this set. It was the perfect size for this recipe.

Broccoli and Bean Soup
Initially, the soup was really thick. I added quite a bit more water and broth as I blended it into a puree. In the end, it was still quite thick even with all the additional liquid. The taste itself was unique…a good unique. It wasn’t screaming delicious but it was savory and satisfying. It was growing on me.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Spinach & Artichoke Soup

Spinach & Artichoke Soup

I ❤️ spinach and I ❤️ artichokes so this Spinach & Artichoke Soup sounded like it was made just for me. I have to say I was a little skeptical as I was making it but it all came together and tasted like the soup version of a very tasty spinach and artichoke dip…you know the kind that is loaded with cheese…a heart attack waiting to happen. Yep, that’s the one!

Friday, February 18, 2022

Dill Pickle Soup

Dill Pickle Soup
I was craving pickles and salty food when I stumbled upon this recipe for Dill Pickle Soup. It sounded interesting and I needed lunch for the week so…I added it to the menu to give it a try.

It was not my favorite 🙁 To be fair, I did change a lot of the recipe so as written, it might be more desirable. It is edible and I am still eating it each day however, I do not plan to make it again. Although I love a salty snack, this was just a little too much for me.

Monday, January 31, 2022

White Bean & Kielbasa Soup

white bean & kielbasa soup
This White Bean & Kielbasa Soup was soooo quick and easy. It was ready to serve in less than 20 minutes!

There are quite a few spices in this recipe that come together beautifully to make a perfectly seasoned soup. I’ve always loved smoked paprika so was really excited to see that listed as one of the ingredients. And yes…I am a kale lover so this soup was right up my alley. My kids, however, are not as big of fans although they do tolerate it as they know it is really good for them. They pointed out that it was really kaley 🙂 but they also said the broth was really good and ate it. So…👍

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup
A cold day calls for some soup! A hot, delicious bowl of Olive Garden’s Minestrone Soup fits the bill. Instead of heading out (or ordering in) for a tasty bowl of their veggie packed soup, stay in and make it yourself.

Although I used nearly all of the ingredients in this recipe, my version of this soup was a lot thicker and more veggie packed than the recipe as written. If you prefer a more brothy soup, follow the recipe more closely than I did.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

If it was up to me, we’d have soup multiple times a week. Perfect meal on a cold evening but…my kids are not soup lovers so it’s a treat for me to actually enjoy it for dinner. Tonight was a treat since I got to have a big bowl of this tasty Butternut Squash Soup. Most times, I’ll make a batch of soup over the weekend and bring it to work each day for lunch. Butternut squash soup has always been one of my favorites. I love the creamy texture. Lexie says it’s like baby food but I totally disagree. I’ve tried numerous squash soup recipes and thought that this one was pretty good. It have a good amount of flavor and spice. The grilled cheese with apple slices sold the kids on this dish!

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Chickpea Soup - Absolutely Delicious!

Chickpea Soup
I’ve tried a number of chickpea recipes over the past few months and they have all been pretty tasty but this one, WOW, this one is AMAZING! This healthy chickpea soup recipe is one of the quickest and easiest recipes I’ve made it a long time and it was absolutely delicious! I made a loaf of sourdough bread earlier in the week so I served this soup with the bread used for dipping.