Do you ever make your own homemade soup? Using a soup mix counts

@ladym33 (11008)
United States
October 17, 2009 11:23am CST
I am making a big pan full of cream of broccoli soup. The kitchen smells so go good. Do you or have you ever made homemade soup? If so what kind?
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@millertime (1398)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I love soup, making it and eating it! Especially in the winter time when it's cold outside. A hot bowl of soup is really comforting and there's nothing like homemade. I like to make it from scratch and I've made french onion, broccoli cheese, ham and cheese, corn chowder, cream of potato, chicken noodle, chicken and dumplings and even made up a couple that I don't really have names for. Then of course there's chili. I don't know if that qualifies as soup, but you eat it out of a bowl... mmmmmm... I'm getting hungry.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Chili is pretty close to soup, close enough anyways, I make chili a lot in the winter time, I also like to eat it over rice, or spaghetti noodles, my husband likes to mix hot dogs in his.
@jenlex79 (257)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I love making homemade soup. I like to make chicken noddle soup whenever I have a cold. It helps me feel better faster. I use fresh vegetables when I make my soup. I boil my chicken and use the water I boiled the chicken in as the soup base. It comes out really good.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I like making homemade chicken soup as well.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
17 Oct 09
I always make my own soups, although I keep a couple of tins and packets for emergencies. A chef friend told me years ago not to waste cooked vegetables. Make them into a soup, with a base of chopped onions, tomatoes and herbs and seasonings, and whatever veg you happen to have available. It only takes about an hour to cook, and you can blend all of it, or just part of it, if you prefer chunky soups. The beauty of this soup is, not only is it economical, it's different every time you make it.
• Canada
21 Oct 09
You took the words right out of my mouth! I love making a soup just so I can get rid of my leftover veggies. Each time I make a new soup, my boyfriend tells me, "You have to write down how you made it, cause you have to make it exactly the same way next time." I just smile and nod. It never comes out the same, but luckily it comes out better.
• Spain
21 Oct 09
Vegetable soup proves the point I've often made when discussing cookery - cooking is an art, not a science. You may not get the same results every time, but if you use the best ingredients and prepare them well, you'll always end up with something beautiful.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I make something called left over soup. I keep a freezer bag in my freezer and every night I put what ever veggies are left over in to the bag and toss it back in to the freezer. When the bag is about half full I make a basic broth and put all the vegetables in it. If I have any left over meat I will throw that in there too.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I have not but I'd like too. I just don't do good in the kitchen usually. Cream of Broccoli sounds so good!!!
@GoGirl149 (154)
• Canada
21 Oct 09
I recently started making hearty soups with legumes in them for protein. My mom used to make lentil soup every week, and I think I've mastered my own version of her recipe. I also like making split pea soup and bean soups.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
20 Oct 09
I use storebought chicken broth, then add in grilled chicken (no bones) and veggies - whatever I have around - could be celery, potatoes, carrots, I leave the veggies big so those that do not like them can scoop them out easily. About 20 min before serving I throw in the wide egg noodles. Yum! I think I will make this tonight. My kids love it!
• China
20 Oct 09
Yes, I have made sour soup of tomatoes at home,which is so delicious .I have put so much thing in the soup,beef ,tomato and other things!
@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
19 Oct 09
I don't know if you count chili, but I make that all the time! I also make a fish stew (hmm... haven't had that for a while!).
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
18 Oct 09
As the Campbell's Soup commercial used to say, "Soup is good food". Yes, and it is definitely also comforting, hence the term comfort food, and, it is also nutritious. Soup can stand alone, as a whole meal. Some soups are so hearty, they are almost a stew. Many consider chili a soup, but I don't. I think it's kind of in a class all it's own and I make many different kinds of chili. I have made many vegetable cream soups, including broccoli, asparagus, and cauliflower. Veggie cream soups are a great way to use leftovers. I have also made broccoli cheese soup as a variant on the cream of broccoli. Also, I have made a variation of cheddar cheese soup using 4 different cheeses. Minestrone or other broth based vegetable soups are also handy for leftovers, but need a good "base" so as not to taste watery (e.g. bouillion, broth, tomatoes, etc.). I have made homemade tomato soup from scratch; not sure I'd do it again, but don't remember why. One of my personal favorites is the Italian Pasta Fagioli, macaroni and beans. Any bean soup is good, rich and hearty, e.g. navy bean (with or without ham), black bean (garnished with onion, egg, sausage, cilantro, sour cream - or not). Black bean soup is easy to make with only a can of black beans, broth, etc. Split pea soup is also hearty, either vegetarian or with ham; it is also healthy. I've done many forms of chicken soups - from Matzoh Ball to avgolemono, to stratciatella. An easy Thai soup is made with chicken, broth, coconut milk, lemongrass and fish sauce. Italian Wedding soup, with meatballs, is good too. I love tortilla soup, made thick, with corn, zucchini, tomatoes, add sour cream, cheese, and cilantro. I have made a chicken curry soup with rice; it's great and thinner than an actual "curry" dish. Butternut squash, pumpkin, and carrot soups are also yummy, healthy and easy to make. French onion with cheese is easy and tasty. Beet borscht and sweet and sour cabbage soup are hearty and healthy, too. I've used my mom's recipe for a baked borscht, with root veggies and cabbage. Just put it in the oven (I like to saute the veggies first), add sour cream and dill when done. There is also a variation on Hungarian goulash - a soup which is thinner and brothy, with sour cream. Which brings me to another point. It's great to make soups with your children, so they can see what real soup looks like. It's easy, too, because you don't need "exact" measurements. It's fun to see the end product, taste as you go along, and then they become invested in creating and eating it. And, only one pot to clean. I like soup.
@marguicha (90388)
• Chile
18 Oct 09
I always make my own soups. And I never use soup mixes. Maybe, sometimes, I use a cube. But usually my freezer is full of broths of different kinds. I make tomato soup, spinach and leek cream, minestroni, potato and onion... Others. Lots. My favorites are potato and onion (specially at winter) and spinach (or chard) and leek at summer.
• United States
18 Oct 09
I ove making my own soups! I actually have a bowl in my bag I am taking for lunch today! I usually do a lentil soup, or a green split pea soup. Sometimes I do chicken soup, or just veggies. I like to put potatoes and corn and chunks of carrots in the soup. I prefer tomato paste or something tomatoy but don't always add that. I put onions and fresh garlic... you are making me hungry... gotta go!
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
18 Oct 09
I have had and also made only homemade soups; [apart from what I have tasted in restaurants].This ranges from plain tomato soup , cabbage soup, onion soup and mixed vegetable soup and mushroom special soup.My son loves it and my husband adores it.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
Yup, almost every week. I can't cook well, but making soups is easy for me, as I use the crockpot. I usually dump everything inside and let it cook by itself for 4-5 hours and it's done. It's usually meat with radish or onions and ginger or mixed vegetable soups.
• United States
18 Oct 09
Not me but my wife does a great chicken soup. It does smell good cause she's in the kitchen whipping it up.