"No soup for you!!"

@rocketj1 (6955)
United States
January 27, 2009 11:19am CST
While I'm posting this, I am letting my scalding hot bowl of soup cool off a bit. I love soup for lunch in the winter. I'm eating Chicken corn chowder (Chunky Healthy requests from a can). I bought quite a few different varieties this week due to sales plus coupons, making them all about 75 cents a can. Not too bad. Occasionally I will make a few types of homemade soup. I often make chili too. What is your favorite kind of canned soup? Restaurant soup? Homemade soup? Any recipes would be appreciated! Thanks:)
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@fasttalker (2796)
• United States
27 Jan 09
One of my favorites is Potatoe Soup. I make mine homemade by using potatoes,milk, celery and butter. I like the canned too. Usually if I make homemade I make enough for an army so I try to use cans to keep from having so much of it! LOL Great weather for soup right now!
@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I make a potato soup that sounds very similar to yours. I found the recipe years ago in a Taste of Home magazine. My family loves it! Thanks:)
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Hey fast talker. Next time you make some potatoe soup send me a bowl I absolutely love it but don't know how to make it.
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• Lubbock, Texas
27 Jan 09
That sounds good with celery. I just put onion in mine and when it's done and all smooth and creamy I add some cheese.
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@sunshine4 (8703)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I am not a big fan of soup. I do love broccoli cheese soup. They make it good at subway restaurants, but I like to make it myself too. Oh, I do like chicken wing soup. I am not sure how to make it, but it is really hot and spicy. A restaurant in our area has it often as their special.
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@sunshine4 (8703)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Here is a recipe for chicken wing soup I found online. It isn't chinese. 6 cups milk 3 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 3 cups shredded cooked chicken 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I'm tryin' this one too! Thanks:)
@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Yes. I love broccoli cheese too. Chicken wing soup sounds really interesting! Is it a Chinese restaurant?
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• Philippines
27 Jan 09
i try my best to stay away from canned foods. i do my best to prepare homecooked foods from fresh supplies available at the market and the supermarket located at a mall. the easiest soup to prepare is the egg soup. it is done simply by boiling water along with some spices. once it starts boiling hot, i fold in the beaten egg using a ladle to mix the ingredients while doing so. then i add little amounts of sugar and salt to taste.
@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Canned foods are cheaper in the winter here than fresh produce. I do make fresh soups too but canned and frozen items are very common in cold climates.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Jan 09
My favorite canned soup is Campbell's Chili Beef which you can't get any more. :-( Restaurant - there's one at Olive Garden that I really like. The Toscana, I think. Homemade? Well I usually make split pea, lentil or chicken. But recipe? What's that? :-)
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• United States
27 Jan 09
i dont go by recipes either lol, if I like it, I just put it in the pot lol
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Ahhh, so you like to wing it, huh? How adventurous! Thanks:)
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@walijo2008 (4644)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Hot soup sounds good right now, as it is very cold where I am, we've been having freezing rain and sleet for the past two days, so I'm stuck in the house, guess I'll eat..lol. I've got a can of Healthy Choice soup but I haven't tried it yet, I don't really like too many of those soups in a can, because I don't know how they will taste, I'd rather eat a homemade soup. I made a pot of chili last night, I might have a bowl of that for lunch, I also make this soup called South of the Border Soup, its really good, its different than just eating plain ol' chili, I make it alot during the winter months too. I'll have to pm you the recipe sometime, its really easy....Have a good day
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Oh, I'd looove the recipe! I like anything mexican! I make lots of chili myself. It's so easy and I can make it slightly different every time depending on the ingredients I have available in my cupboard. Thanks:)
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I'm a huge fan of soups. For canned soup my favorites (at the moment) are clam chowder, split pea with ham, and cream of brocolli. Most of my soups though are homemade. It's hard to give recipes, because I vary them each time, but here's on that I got from Boomertowne. It's snowy and cold here, and I'm actually making it today! Beefy Tortilla Soup 1 pound each lean ground beef and turkey 2 14-15 ounce cans diced tomatoes with chilis (do not drain) 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained & rinsed 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed 1 cup water 1 package Taco seasoning mix 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix 1 cup frozen corn (or, if you prefer, one can corn, drained) Brown meat and remove excess fat. In soup pot or crock pot, add all remaining soup ingredients. If cooking on stove, simmer for 45 minutes to one hour. If you cook it in the crock pot, you can cook this all day on Low, or half a day on High. Serving Ingredients: Tortilla chips Shredded Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Co-Jack cheese Sour Cream To serve: Crush a handful of tortilla chips and place in bottom of bowl. Top with Beefy Tortilla Soup. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese of your choice and a dollop of sour cream. Mmmm!
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I am going to buy the ingredients for that one next week!! Sounds wonderful! Thanks:)
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I like Campbells Cream of Celery soup for canned soup, and for homemade soup, I rather partial to taco soup. But I don't have a recipe for it, sorry. Other soup that tops my list is plain old Campbells Tomato soup, eaten of course, with toasted cheese sandwich. And depending on who makes it and how much cheese it contains, cream of broccoli is a favorite too.
@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I've only cooked with Cream of Celery soup but I imagine that it would taste pretty good by itself too, as I loove cream soups! Thanks:)
@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
i like home made soup and during the winter i try and make at least once every other week as it is a fairly cheap, filling and healthy meal. my homemade favourite is beef and barley soup. (with homemade bread [from a free breadmaker] it makes a great meal.)
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@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
28 Jan 09
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Sounds great! Where'd ya get the free breadmaker?
@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
27 Jan 09
My favorite soup is Beef Barley. These days I tend to eat less beef so I have been using the barley in my homemade chicken soup. Barley just seems to make all the difference to me. Have you tried Italian Wedding soup? It is so good. You can find recipes for it on Recipes.com and other recipe websites. Take care...
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I have enjoyed barley soup from a can but I have never actually made anything homemade with barley in it before. Does it cook similar to rice or not?
@carolscash (9492)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Soup sounds really good right now. I might have to have some later. I was also thinking about a big bowl of chili as it is really cold outside and we have 5 inches of snow and it has sleeted for about 3 hours. It is crazy! My favorite soup is potato soup,but I have never made it homemade. I might try some tonight in the slow cooker. I think it would be good for tomorrow as it looks as though I will be snowed in again. I don't mind canned soups at all, but my grandma made soup that was wonderful! I miss her cooking.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
There's nothing better than soup made with love, is there? By the way, we're supposed to get 4-6 inches of snow here tonight. Yuck! Thanks:)
@lilybug (21107)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I love to make homemade soup. I don't do the canned stuff very often except the cream of soups in a casserole. I do like the Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder though. My favorite soup that is homemade is French Onion Soup. It is really good. So is Cheeseburger Soup. I got the Cheeseburger soup one from a myLotter right after I joined over a year ago. Cheeseburger Soup Ingredients: 1/2 lb ground beef 3/4 c chopped onion 3/4 c chopped up carrot 3/4 c chopped celery 4 Tbs butter/margarine, divided 3-4 c chicken broth 4 c diced potatoes 1/4 c all purpose flour 8 oz process American cheese, cubed (2 cups) I use Velveta 1 1/2 c milk 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried parsley 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 c sour cream Optional Garnish: Cooked crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, chopped chives In a saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same saucepan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 Tbsp butter until vegies are tender, about 10 min. Add broth, potatoes, and beef; bring to a boil.Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-12 min or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, in a small skillet melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir 3-5 min or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 min. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Just before serving stir in sour cream (if you are going to freeze it don't do this, do it after you reheat from freezer!) Makes 8 servings
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Mmmm....sounds great! I used a recipe for cheeseburger soup once that called for ketchup, mustard and even pickle relish in it! It was actually quite good! Thanks:)
@snowy22315 (169222)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I think it's hard to beat good old tomato. I love tortilla soup as well. I think that the next best soup is homemade split pea soup. There are alot of differnt soups that are rally good. I like soup and like to have it but it is high in salt so I dont eat it alot.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I love pea soup! My mom used to make it with a ham bone simmering in it all day. No one here will eat it except me. So I generally can only get some in a can or at the restaurant. Thanks:)
@katsmeow1213 (28717)
• United States
27 Jan 09
We have soup very rarely. I'm not crazy about it. I'd rather do a stew or something of that nature. The soup I make most often at home is chicken noodle, which is super easy. Although this week I'm going to try a split pea and ham soup. My favorite restaurant soup is zuppa tuscana from Olive Garden.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I love Olive Garden! Sometimes I have just simply ordered the salad/soup and breadsticks! Thanks:)
@savak03 (6684)
• United States
27 Jan 09
The trick is not to let your soup get that hot in the first place. My absolute favorite soup is creamed potato. I love the homemade type best but will buy the canned because I don't know how to make it. I also like tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. Chicken noodle when I am sick with a cold is always good and I like vegetable beef as well. Cream of mushroom soup is also good and I use it with several recipes such as roast beef or baked chicken.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
OOooo! Gotta dip the grilled cheese sandwich in that tomato soup too!! Thanks:)
@suspenseful (40193)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
I buy the no name soup. I do love minestrone, but rather would make my own since the ones they sell are too expensive. I used to get the package kind like Lipton's but not any more. I really do not like the no name chicken noodle soup since it contains cut up spaghetti noodles. I have made chili as well. Oh soup recipe for chicken Minestrone soup. this is estimates. - boil the chicken or chicken parts in water to cover, add salt, pepper, cut up about a medium onion, add some celery, no more than one carrot, plus any left over vegetables, garlic, etc. then I will remove the chicken, keep that separate and cool the stock in the fridge. If you do not have kidney or cannoli or chickpeas in a can, you have to soak them and cook them first. I usually do them ahead of time and then I will put them in freezer bags and put one cup of each into the stock when I make it. So that would mean two cups of beans both kinds. We cannot get dried cannoli beans here in Winnipeg, at least not where I live. When you are ready to make the minestrone, fry some ground lean beef (about half a pound) with a clove or two of chopped garlic, and add that to the bottom of the pot along with some cut up sausage -Mennonite sausage is good if you do not have Italian sausage and some of the chicken. The third step is to add a large 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes, one cup of chicken stock and one cup of beef stock, (the proportions is usually the same and should equal to about at least 4 cups) one bay leaf, a tsp or so of oregano, a tablespoon of so of chopped dill weed, tsp of so of basil, salt or a salt substitute, and pepper and a handful each of cooked kidney and chick peas, one chopped up onion,1 chopped up carrot, zuchinni, or you can put in a handful frozen Italian vegetables and some macaroni. My husband likes potatoes in it, so I will put in one potato cut up. Near the end you put in some shredded cabbage about half to one cup. You can also add hot red pepper flakes, I do not have a recipe in exact proportions, it is mostly by feel.
@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Thanks for the recipe. My husband's all-time favorite soup is minestrone and it sounds like you use the ingredients he prefers. Sometime there are different varieties. Thanks:)
@caver1 (1762)
• United States
27 Jan 09
From a can I like Clam Chowder, because it is something I don't make. Favorite homemade soups are Pototo and Taco soup. The Taco soup is good served with shredded cheese and corn chips. French Onion soup at Julie's Restaurant is my fav.
@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
There is a local restaurant that has great French Onion here too! Love the cheese on top! Thanks:)
@savypat (20216)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I make chicken Vegetable soup that's good and lentil soup that's good also. I love Campbell chicken noodle soup, it reminds me of childhood.
@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
We always got chicken noodle soup to eat and ginger ale to drink when we had a cold! Thanks:)
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I like the Chunky soups the best. I eat them a lot for my lunch. I like the cheese and potato kind, the veg ones and the bean. Sometimes I get the chicken noodle too. I also like to stock up when they are on sale and I have coupons.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
You just can't beat a good grocery bargain! Thanks:)
@hildas (3031)
6 Feb 09
I just have ever made homemade vegtable soup. My children love it buts its very common. I got a lovely one last week from my local Co-op store. It was called steak big a soup. Boy it was lovely. I have had the beef one, but this steak one was sort of spicey and really thick. I tried to buy it a few days ago, but the store is out of it. I love soup on a cold winters evening. i am away to make a chicken or vegtable instant one now, as its freezing with snow on the ground. Sorry I have no good recipes. I have saved one on Ciao for a beef one. I will let you know if it is any good as I am going to make it soon.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
There was a roasted red pepper soup that I had once in a restraunt that I would love to find a recipe at least close to it. So far I haven't found it. My sister makes a really good brocolli soup with velveta cheese in it. I'd give you the recipe but I never make it so I don't know it. I really like soup in bread bowls too.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
28 Jan 09
There is a ladies club at our church that serves a brunch once a year. They always have soup in bread bowls. Delicious! Thanks:)