Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Souper Tuesday

There are many reasons I like to see Autumn come around....the colors in nature, sweatshirts and sweaters and boots, and soup! I love soup in cold weather. I usually don't fix it at all through the summer but when the cold weather hits I could eat soup every day. I have hit a dilemma though. It seems I keep cooking the same ones over and over. Occasionally I find a new one I like, but I would love to find some more. Cookbooks are one way to find new ones, but I have found the best recipes come from others.

So this is what I am going to try. Tuesday is going to be my day (for a while anyway) to post a soup recipe and I would love it if any of you have a favorite, to share it here. This will also make me post at least once a week. My first one will be one of my kids favorites. I fixed this last night. Fairly quick and easy. Hope you enjoy!

Corn Chowder

8 oz salt pork, diced (or bacon)
2 onions, chopped
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 bay leaf, crumpled
2 Tbsp flour
4 c. water
3 c. diced potatoe
2 c. cream corn
2 c evaporated milk
salt, pepper, parsley, paprika to taste

Cook pork till brown and crisp. Remove and pour off all but 3 Tbsp. grease. Add next 3 ingredients and cook for 5 min. Blend in flour. Add water and potatoe. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10-15 min, till potatoe are tender. Add corn and milk. Heat well. Season and add pork (or bacon).

*I adjust recipe so that I use 2 whole cans of corn and milk. In this case I use a few more potatoes, 6 c. water and 3 Tbsp flour. I just couldn't see the sense in wasting what was left in a can.


Renee said...

That chowder sounds good right about now. I'm not a big soup eater, but I've been coming around.

Sue said...

We love soup in the colder weather. I have several favorites, so I'll try to post them in the winter months. (I posted an easy minestrone on 9.24.06.
It's yummy!
Hope things are going a bit better for you...

Live, Love, Laugh said...

UMMM that sounds delicious, I too love to make soup in the winter, it is easy and it warms you up.

Libby said...

i usually stick to my father-in-law's homemade vegetable soup, cuzz he always bring us a bunch of it every week!

Tasha said...

That looks and sounds GOOD! I am very hungry right now. I make alot of soup as well. I will be sure to post some:)

MissKris said...

Don't feel bad about not coming around here much to blog. I still manage to blog -- a little more sporadically than in the past -- but my 'visiting' time, email time, and just plain ol' general computer time is next-to-nothing anymore. My little grandson keeps me SO busy during the day and after 10 hours of chasing after him, I'm so brain-dead and pooped I veg on the couch for a while and head for bed, ha! My blogging is my sanity-saver, tho...it relaxes me and keeps everything vented out. I'm so sorry to hear you've had some major personal issues going on...I'll be sure to keep you in my prayers. Just keep stopping by when you get a chance to let me know you're ok.

Monique said...

I don't make soup, I don't eat soup. 'Fraid I can't help you out with any recipes. Sorry about that!

Rachel said...

That sounds great!! Potato soup is always a favorite of my hubby!! It is so good!

chesneygirl said...

Potato soup is my hubby's favorite too.

Okay...it's Tuesday...where's the new soup recipe?????

...I'm waiting....

Anonymous said...

2 cans chicken broth
1/2pk dry ranch salad dressing mix
6 mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup English peas
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
3 chicken breasts, grilled and cubed
2 cups water

Combine all ingredients and simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender

4 Servings