Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10 Soups and Stews

We woke up this morning to an unusual sight: rain and fog. How long has it been since we've had a rainy day? Well, I guess it was that record rainfall about a month ago. I was tempted to keep the kids home from their homeschool tutorial and celebrate by just watching movies all day. 
But I restrained.
Instead I'll celebrate the weather by giving you a list of ten warm and yummy soup recipes for just such a day as this.
1. Chicken and Corn Chowder: Corn, bacon, chicken, garlic combine to make a fall/winter wondersoup!
2. Butternut Squash and Apple Soup: I have been itching to try a butternut soup recipe (will my family eat it???) and this one will be my first. Perhaps the kiddos will taste the apples and give it a decent chance. 
3. Chicken and Dumplings: This is my favorite "soup" ever. I like it thick and warm and, yum! Maybe I'll make this one tonight!
4. Awesome Stew: With black beans, corn, tomatoes, and sausage, it really does sound like it will fit its name.
5. Chicken and Spinach Soup: Again, will my kids eat it??? It looks so very yummy! I'm just going to have to give it a try and let them taste it blind folded or something. : )
6. Black Bean Soup: This recipe is easy, easy, easy--as easy as dumping cans into a pot and yet, it is so very yummy! Hiding veggies in it is pretty easy too.
7. Egg Noodle Soup: Homemade egg noodles and chicken make this a healthy yummy alternative to the normal chicken soup.
8. Ham and Potato Soup: Potato soup is another of my favorites. I love the thickness of it--add some ham and you have a meal!
9. Stone Soup: You know the one where you just put whatever you have in the pot together? I make that one all the time. Every time it's an experiment and every time it comes out completely different. My favorite thing to start with is chicken stock and I often add tons of veggies and maybe some lentils, but really this soup could go any way you choose. Just keep taste testing as you go along!
10. Beef Stew: This is a good basic recipe, but with different spices, this stew can take on a completely different personality. Feel free to experiment!
I could keep going...there are so many soups and stews to try! Maybe I'll have to do do a Soups and Stews Part II next week!
Have a warm and happy week!


  1. I recently ran across that ham and potato soup recipe and am itching to try it. Ha, as I type this, I just realized that I actually *have* ham and potatoes in the house right now. I think I just planned dinner! Yippee!

  2. my favorite is harira - Morraccan chicken soup with chick peas, lentils and LEMON!!
    Can't wait to try chicken spinach soup!


  3. You had me at corn chowder. I dont know why but anything with chowder in the title seems like it's goig to be delicious.


  4. Stopping by from the Don't Waste Your Homemaking link up. My husband isn't big on soups, though he does love chicken and dumplings. The butternut squash soup, and the chicken and corn chowder sound especially yummy to me! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I've always wanted to be a soup person, but I can't eat most soups. I do LOVE potato soup! Thanks for sharing this list!

  6. Yes, I love soups. We have Potato Chowder on our menu this week. Actually, did you know that for Chicken and Dumplings, you can break apart the refrigerated biscuit dough and put it on top for the last 20 or so minutes of cooking....that way you don't have to actually make the biscuits.

    If you have a great recipe, please share it at my Must Try Mondays.

  7. I recently made up a batch of stewed corn and
    shrimp stew/soup, with a cilantro, bacon, parsley
    and a dash of cognac. mmmmgood.