Do you like Homemade Soups in Cold Weather?

United States
October 3, 2008 9:09am CST
I love to fix soups and stews in the cooler weather. This week we have had Chili, Vegetable soup and today I am fixing Potato Soup. What kind of Soups do you like to fix?
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Yes, I love soups during cold weather. I prepare macaroni soup, congee or champorado during cold rainy seasons. Have a nice day
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• United States
3 Oct 08
Champorado? How do you fix it?
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
Champorado is a sweet chocolate rice porridge in Filipino cuisine. It is traditionally made by boiling sticky/sweet rice and cocoa powder giving it a distinctly brown color. However, dry champorado mixes, which may be found in some Asian food stores, are prepared by adding just boiling water. It can be served hot or cold and with milk and sugar to taste. It is served usually at breakfast and sometimes together with dried fish locally known as tuyo. Sorry for that, but have a nice day!
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• United States
4 Oct 08
Now that sound good! I'll have to try that one out. Thanks for sharing!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Yes, I do, with just an only selective amount of vegetables in it.. I love corn and tomatoes in my soup..
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• United States
3 Oct 08
I think you can get too many in veggie soup if you're not careful. I like to change them up from time to time though but not over do it. Thanks for responding!
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Yes, I never really liked too many vegetables in my soup. But, I do love it on a winter chilly day..
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I fix a lot of beef stew, chili, cauliflower soup...this year I am going to try pumpkin.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
Pumpkin soup? Now that's a new one on me. How is it prepared? Thanks
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I haven ever made it before, but here is the recipe I am thinking of using http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/001439spicy_pumpkin_soup.php
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@Shellyann36 (11600)
• United States
5 Oct 08
That is one thing I love about cooler weather! Making soups! I like to make Chili, Vegetable Beef Soup and Chicken Noodle Soup mostly. I would really like to try Potato Soup. Do you have a recipe that you could post for it? Normally I only fix soup once a week during the cold seasons. Any more than that and the men start rioting. Soup is good but they want meat and potatoes!
• United States
5 Oct 08
You cook your potatoes and add celery,onion (optional), milk, butter and bacon bits. For a creamier soup and to stick to those mens ribs a little better add chese. LOL Thanks and have a great day!
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
3 Oct 08
love Love LOVE homemade soups and stews (chilis, too). Since it's started getting cold, I've made a lovely corn chowder -- one of my all time faves. I make mine with about a pound of bacon instead of just a few strips of course (what can I say, I like my bacon). It's so good. Creamy, starchy (lots of potatoes) and loaded with sweet corn. Might have to thaw out those leftovers this weekend and enjoy em. I've also made a nice turkey noodle soup (just yesterday, in fact). I'll probably be making a hearty vegetable beef stew this week. It's my mom's recipe, and it's one of those dishes that just gets better everytime you heat it up.
• United States
4 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing. What time is dinner? LOL
• United States
3 Oct 08
I love to make stew. My favorite is tempeh stew. I also like to do chicken stew; although I do that less often than the tempeh. I also love to accompany stew with some nice fresh homemade bread.
• United States
3 Oct 08
We do a lot of soups in winter. I love to make chilis and vegi soups. Basicaly I just look at what I have and throw together what works in a base of some sort. It is easy and very affordable. I also do a lot of soups from leftovers to streach the food budget a little further. I would like to learn to make some good squash soups this year.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
That's what is so good about it. You can pretty much put what you want in it. And if it doesn't turn our good then you mark that one off of the list! Nothing like experimenting with cooking. Have a great day!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I love making soups and stews too. After a long summer of hot-weather foods, I'm ready for cold-weather foods. Soups are at the top of the list. I like making beef stew, 15-bean soup, and chicken soups.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
I forgot about the 15 bean soup! I didn't even know there were 15 beans when I discovered this one. With polish sausage in it! MMMM MMMM
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I like to have soup in the winter months. French Onion and Cheeseburger soup are two of my favorites. I made chili last week and I might do French Onion tonight. That is if I get to the store to get some French bread. I gotta have my french bread with my French onion soup.
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@shell94 (990)
• Canada
3 Oct 08
I love stews and soups. The cold months are a perfect time to be creative with them. I make a good venison stew, my family loves when I make it. I love clam chowder and homemade french onion soup as well. It is my hubby's favorite one.
• United States
3 Oct 08
I have fixed venison stew before, it's been a long time. It was good though and my husband really liked it.
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Hi, we have soups all year round, for hot or cooler weathers. It's either herbal or vegetable soups. I would usually cook with chicken or pork, and add either radish, carrots, potatoes or herbs. How do you cook potato soup? I've not tried this before!
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• United States
3 Oct 08
I have a garden so I like to fix vegetable soup from the leftovers in the garden and beef in it. Potato soup is potatoes,celery,onion (optional),shredded carrots and bacon bits. Add milk and sometimes I add cheese to it for a thicker richer soup. Have a great day!
• United States
3 Oct 08
I love homemade soups. I make chili and chicken noodle, mostly, but we make a lot of beef stew, too. Definitely cooler weather food.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
Homemade chicken noodle soup...mmmm..I forgot about that one! Thank for repsonding!
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Yes when it starts to get cold outside my hubby is always making soup. He loves vegetable soup and he uses whatever meat he can find in the freezer, it doesn't have to be beef. I perfer chili and oh yes I love potato soup. I make a mean chicken soup too. Soup warms you on cold days and it is good for you too. I think you can add a few things and make soup out of about anything. Being from Louisiana, we cook red beans, after a couple days we add somemore water and some pasta and make red bean soup out of it. Uses up the beans and makes a whole other meal.
• United States
4 Oct 08
There are just so many variations and you can stretch it into two sometimes three meals which is comforting to the budget!