SOUPS - Instant or home made ?

@SimplyJo (1694)
India
December 28, 2006 1:47pm CST
Winters are here (Atleast in this part of the world) and it's time for yummy hot simmering soups to enjoy any time of the day. so, what do you prefer - instant or homemade and which are your fave flavors ? Well for me, i totally love homemade soups (esp tomato soup w/t bread crums) but hardly get to have homemade as i'm a bad cook and mom is always busy. So, i opt for instant soups which i even carry to office and enjoy in my short breaks . i like almost all flavors - esp cream of mushroom,cream of vegetable,chicken clear soup etc.
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@loved1 (5332)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I make fabulous homemade soup about once a week. I learned from my mother (who was a wonderful cook) how to start out with beef or chicken broth and just start throwing stuff in the pot until it tastes good. I think it is a great way to clean out the refrigerator! I actually save scraps of meat(like the last piece of chicken or the other half of a hamburger I divided for the baby)in a ziplock freezer bag, in my freezer. When I have a bag of miscellaneous meat scraps it is time to make a pot of stew. Just throw in an onion, a few potatoes(or the last 7-8 tater tots from dinner last night)whatever leftover veggies I have, add some spices and dinner is served! My family loves it and it never tastes the same twice!
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
28 Dec 06
oh wow. thats a great receipe and good tip on what do with leftovers. thanks so much.
• United States
29 Dec 06
lol.. sounds like my mother. she does the same thing and it always comes out wonderful! I love her homemade soup because it tastes different and lovely everytime. glad to see there are other moms out there that do it too!
• United States
28 Dec 06
i dont care if its instant or homemade just as long as its good
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
28 Dec 06
right u are :)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I agree!!! The thing that bugs me about soups is when the chicken in there is chewy. Gross!
@bogdyyyyy (380)
• Romania
29 Dec 06
home made are the best
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
29 Dec 06
ok.. i see plenty fans of homemade soups :) good.. but in todays busy schedules --- do we get TIME for homemade soups ?
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I love homemaid they are the best. To be honest Ive never maid homemaid soup. Everyone says its so easy. So one of these days I will give it a shot. And let you know how it turned out.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
28 Dec 06
yeah..do try and let me know the receipe.. IF it turns out well.. hehe.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I love homemade soups and they are one of the few things that I make well! I just copied a recipe off of another post for tomato soup that sounds really good. I plan to make that today or tomorrow. I make chicken vegetable, chicken noodle, chicken rice, beef noodle, beef vegetable, beef barley, split pea, navy bean, cuban black bean, and turkey noodle soup, and chili often. Whenever I make soup, I make a big pot and freeze the leftovers in single serving sizes so that I can pop one in the microwave for a quick meal. I don't eat canned soup, really, but I keep cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, and cream of celery soups here for use in recipes.
@jayalaksmi (1041)
• India
22 Feb 07
I like instant soups but sometimes i also have home made soups. During winters i usually have soups home made but still i prefer instant soups. May be my taste is friendly with such soups.
@Bee1955 (3884)
• United States
30 Jan 07
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• Canada
22 Jan 07
I prefer homemade, but I will use can for base of other meals or soups. I like adding cheese and peppers to cream of mushroom soup its really good its easy to make and delicious.Try it hope you enjoy
• Indonesia
22 Jan 07
yeah home made would be great, but if you not have time for make it then just use the instant one ( save much of your time)
@stailgate (2363)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I love home made soups. my favorite is split pea and ham soup. Yum!! I also love chili on cold days. oh and I love cream mushroom soup over toast. My kids love it also!
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
If ever I am in a hurry I would prefer eating instant soups which can be bought in any stores. But I still prefer home made soups because it is more healthy and it's your own flavor of choice and sometimes no preservatives and you are sure that is healthy because you are the one who cooked it.
• United States
29 Dec 06
Only homemade for me, except when it comes to Campbell's Tomato, nobody can do it better
• India
29 Dec 06
i like the home made soup.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Without a doubt home made is the best. My favorite soup is turkey so I love this time of year because I get to make it Thanksgiving, Christmas and Newyears. I also like to make Beef Barley. I usually use the crock pot for that one and let it simmer all day. Another favorite is french onion soup. Not to brag but I think mine can rival some resturants.
@runsgame (2031)
• India
29 Dec 06
always home made is the BEST. because it is being prepared keeping in min the consumer and the taste of the consumer and also very imporatantly WITH LOVE AND AFFECTION . of course at some times the instant items seems to be the best because , of the situation . hope u understand what i mean to say if not mail me i will explain
@2bepink (126)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Homemade soups are the best. I always make vegetable soup, and chicken corn noodle. They are good!
@Lunnazol (296)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Ooooh I love soup :-) I will definitely eat the instant when I don't have time to cook, but if I do, there' snothing like homemade soup. Especially on a rainy day :-) My grandmother used to make some really great soups, and I am Puerto Rican so our soups are more like stews... with noodles, potatoes, carrots, chicken... mmmmm... I miss that so much, she made the best soup! I also love rice and seafood stews, Puerto Rican style with like shrimp, lots of cilantro and spices and cooked in a tomato broth. I am hungry now LOL
• India
29 Dec 06
it should be home made so that it is healthy as the instant soups r not that much healthy and helpfull for our body so beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee healthy drink home made some time take instant
• India
29 Dec 06
I prefer Soups of Instant made as I can't prepare soups at home. I like Tomato Soup, Mushroom soup and Hot soar soup.
@dontataru (244)
• Romania
29 Dec 06
i don't eat soup but i think that is much better to make it in home because the instant soup contains to much chemicals and can make you feel bad