Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cold Day Soup

I'm always looking to try new recipes since I tend to get bored very easily with the same old stuff my husband likes day in and day out. This new cookbook I got in NC has some tasty soup recipes in it. Brian thought it would be funny if I made a pot of soup every night for dinner that week. So I did :) I ended up only making 4 different soups, though, because of time constraints on the other nights.

Mushroom Rice Soup: Definitely my favorite of the bunch. I tried it in the crockpot a few days later and did not have the same results. Cooked on the stovetop, it tasted just like the soup they give you as an appetizer at an Asian restaurant. YUM!
Tortellini Soup: A close second to the Mushroom Rice soup in terms of my favorite. However, I serve myself a bowl before dumping in the required kidney beans that are called for. I am not a bean person!
Chicken Tortilla Soup: Very easy to throw together, but a tad bit too spicy for my tastes. Brian loved it! Jaina likes crunching chips in it.
Butternut Squash Soup: I have never cooked with a butternut squash before this moment. I was so surprised at how hard it was to cut into! I actually had to make the soup without the squash until Brian got home and could help me dice it. I threw it in the last 5 minutes of cooking time before transferring to the blender. This was Brian's favorite soup, hands down. He said that it tasted like something they would make at the fancy restaurant at the guest house of the company he works for. I guess that's a compliment!

4 comments:

  1. Jess, Justin and I are big soup eaters. I would love the recipe to the Butternut Squash and Mushroom RIce soup. PLEASE! They look super great.

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  2. Jessie, I would love to borrow that recipe book sometime if you don't mind. I've tried making soup before (without a recipe!) and it never works. All four of these sound like something we'd like to try. Way to go, cooking girl!

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  3. I'm coming over the next time you do this. They look fantastic. Making my mouth water.

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  4. What an awesome job!!! They all look really good and sound delicous you know we don't live that far away!! :) we can help clean up the left overs!

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