soup of the day, do you make your own soup?

@RobinJ (2501)
Canada
September 30, 2007 12:15pm CST
Good morning it is a cold rainy chilly morning, and I am in the mood for a big bowl of home made soup. My preference is for hearty soups that being loaded with vegetables and rice or pasta as well as some sort of meat if I can find some in my freezer. it is not essential that it have meat just a bit more texture and flavor. So what is you favorite soup. Please say if it is home made or commercial, and feel free to include a recipe if you have one Thanks Robin
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
30 Sep 07
I absolutely love home made soup and only like a few bought varies. My all time favorite is hamburger soup and I make a big batch every winter and seal it in jars. That's good ol' fashioned home cookin as far as I'm concerned nothing like home made. Take Care.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
30 Sep 07
I am not into canning but good on to you for doing it, I work well with a freezer and plastic bags, I have about 4 basic soups and the hamburger one is on top of the list as well I have a fabulous split pea yellow one that I could drink every day. I love barley as well now I am real hungry
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• Australia
1 Oct 07
I would really like to know what hamburger soup is?!
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@ruwank (40)
• Sri Lanka
1 Oct 07
I really like home made soup .Are you willing to sell them?
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
1 Oct 07
It would be very hard to make home made soups and sell them there is a huge selection out there already as well health rules and merchandising is very expensive., but to me the comfort of making the soup your self is more than half the good feeling you get from eating and sharing a bowl of home made soup. I am more than willing to share any and all recipes with anyone, all you have to do is request.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I actually have two. One is Cabbage and Potato which is simply chunks of potato, cabbage and kielbasa. It's slow cooked all day and I love it. My other fabvorite is Cheese Broccoli and is made with chopped broccoli, 3 cans of cheddar cheese soup, milk, chunks of velveeta and chunks of ham. Again it's cooked slow all day and turns out great. I can't wait to start making these along with my other favorite winter dishes. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
1 Oct 07
I own a slow cooker and there is nothing like a great crock pot of soup or chilli, another thing I love to make from scratch including soaking and cooking beans and then sitting down to enjoy and eat
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@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
1 Oct 07
My all time favourite soup to make is Italian pea and basil soup. It;s simple to make and even my Sicilian grandfather approves! It's so deliecious i find I can't stop at just one bowl. Here are the ingredients: 3.5 cups frozen baby or regular green peas 1 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly torn, plus extra for garnish 4 cups vegetable broth 2 onions 1 carrot, chopped 1 celery rib 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Heat olive oil in a large pot and add the onions, celery, carrot, and garlic. Cover the pot and cook over low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stir occasionally to keep the vegetables from sticking to the base of the pot. Add the peas and vegetable broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then add basil and sea salt and pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Process the soup in a food processor or a strong blender for a few minutes until smooth. Transfer to bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if you wish, top with a few torn basil leaves or plain yoghurt and serve immediately.
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
1 Oct 07
I love basil. I can just imagine walking into a kitchen with this soup on the stove oh oh so good, thank you Robin
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@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
30 Sep 07
Hi Robin, here is a recipe you might like: boil water with celery, carrots and potatoes, add skinless chicken, after the chicken is coooked strip the chicken but leave in the bones, in a seperate bowl take a little of the boiling water and add a can of Cambells Cream of Chicken, mix it well and after it is disolved add it to the pot of soup, lower the flame and let it simmer. Make some small size pasta (any small macaroni will do) and serve the soup over the pasta and top it with some grated "Romano" cheese and black pepper.
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
30 Sep 07
wow that sounds great and I will have to try it I usually ask for the turkey carcass when I go to my aunts for holiday suppers and she is glad to get rid of it there is a great pot of soup in each and every one , some times I use Rice, some times pasta or noodles but its always good. thank you
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I like home made minestrone. My recipe is very "peasant" I suppose. My grandmother was Italian and I've never tasted minestrone quite the way I make it. You can leave out the meat if you want. Basically it's canned tomato juice, diced onion, diced celery, diced fresh garlic, several types of beans (you can use any combination-I like blackeyed peas, pinto beans and green beans, although most recipes call for cannoli beans). Add short pasta of your choice (penne, rotini). I usually add kielbasa sausage to mine. I prefer the turkey kielbasa, as I don't eat red meat, but any meat you choose if you add meat would work.
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• United States
30 Sep 07
Making Soup - My two Chefs
My husband makes a nice tomato soup that has chunks of beef, meatballs, carrots,leeks, onion and garlic. It is delicious. My grandson loves to help him when he is making this soup.
30 Sep 07
hello... I like soup especially when cold and winter day and jsut sit and doing nothing than have a zip of hot soup with the bread... hmm... the soup that i like is chicken and golden sweetcorn, its a comercial soup, but i do like most the soup that my auntie use to make for me, that is pasta and chicken soup, with the bits of carrots, and cabbege.. oohh lovely... makes me feel i wanted to have a soup nowww !!!
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@ElicBxn (60682)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I have very few store bought soups I can eat. And I LOVE soup (I come by it honestly, my dad did too.) I make GREAT vegan veggie soup, pea soup and potato soup. My roomie makes wonderful chicken and beef soup. She mostly uses the crock pot where I do it on the range. The other day at my job I made a small batch of the veggie soup for my client since she's on a doctor's ordered low carb diet. Sure it had some tomatos and carrots in it, but other than those it was also carb free.
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@subha12 (18454)
• India
1 Oct 07
i sometimes make soup at home. My favourite to make is chicken noodle soup. But nowadays most of the time I use packed soups which just need boiling with water.
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
15 Oct 07
good morning I can certainly see the need and use for the dry soup packages as well as the canned soup, but I will tell you that part of the enjoyment of eating soup that you have made from scratch or even added to a packaged mix or canned soup is the extra time and attention you gave to the soup, it is sort of an accomplishment to sit down and enjoy something you have created from left overs or what ever, I call it soul satisfying. thanks for the post
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
6 Oct 07
I make a chicken broth, using chicken bones, water, salt, pepper, onions, green and red peppers, a bit of carrot, celery and parsley,along with a bay leaf. I then mix it with bits of chicken, corn, pasta or rice. Oh and I usually add chopped tomatoes or a can of chopped tomatoes to it as well. It is quite good, but I often do not put enough salt in it, according to my husband. I have not made any for a while as we have mostly bought drumsticks and seldom any whole roasting chickens.
@jillhill (37386)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I love making homeade soup. I do chicken rice, vegetable beef and chili on a regular basis during the winter. In the broth soups I ususally make egg dumplings. They round out the meal.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Hubby and I love my home made vegtable beef soup. Especially on a rainy day. It warms the insides of our bodies on those types of days and it's just so fitting. This is making me hungry! LOL I'll have to go to the store and get the ingredients! LOL Thanks Robin! :)
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@bambi_doe (566)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I preferr beef stew instead of soups but if it is soup I like beef and vegtable. I buy the chunky soups from campbells as they are less watery. I have tried to make homemade soups in the past but with only two of us in the home it makes way to much and I only have so much freezer space for freezing. I remember my mothers homemade soups and her Chicken noodle was the best she used the dumpling noodles and chicken white meat so it was more texture then liquid. Hugs Brenda
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Oct 07
Hi Robin! I have a chicken & vegetable soup recipe that was handed down by my Scottish grandmother, which is a really hearty and healthy soup. Here it is. Boil either a chicken carcass or chicken drumsticks until the chicken falls off; remove chicken. Leave stock to cook then refrigerate until the fat comes to the top; scoop the fat off and you have a healthy, fat-free, tasty stock. Into this I put onion, potato, barley, grated carrot, red lentils, broccoli, green beens (any vegetables will do), a pinch of mixed herbs, salt & pepper and add some of the chicken from the drumsticks, simmer for a couple of hours. Eat it with fresh crusy bread - scrumptious!
• United States
1 Oct 07
My favorite soup to make is Lentil Soup. The recipe I used came from the Jane Brody cookbook. Serve with grated cheese on top. Now that it is getting cooler - it may be time to make some.
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@navtech (1776)
• India
1 Oct 07
Dear Robin J, Every Sunday morning my wife used to prepare PURE VEGETARIAN SOUP. It really taste good. Since we are all pure vegetarian, we prepare ony vegetable soup. Till date I do not know how she prepare the Soup. Basically I possess very little knowledge and experience in cooking. Of couse I can prepare only TEA. One food item cally VEGETABLE "UPPUMA". Except the above items I know nothing about cooking.