Thursday, December 15, 2011

Soup Marathon! :)

Matt's nose has been stuck in a book, or rather several really big books and colorful, tabbed outlines that look fun, but aren't.  Meanwhile I've been looking for anything I can do to make his life easier which includes making lots of yummy food. :)  If you know Matt, you know he LOVES food.  Of course only the healthy kind and in the right portion sizes... ;)  So, I decided it was the perfect time of year to make some yummy soups.  If you have already seen these recipes then I'm just adding my recommendation that you try them - they were ALL delicious.

I LOVE this website.  I haven't tried a recipe here that I haven't liked.  Here is the link for the Baked Potato Soup recipe.

The next one I tried was also from the same website.  Here is the link for the Black Bean Soup recipe. (SO yummy with avocado on top).

And last but not least I made a yummy Creamy Chicken Noodle soup that is one of our favorites.  I got the recipe from a friend, but I've altered it a little bit because I thought the original recipe was far too confusing.  I didn't take a picture before we ate it all so here is a picture I found online that looks like the same soup.
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And, here is my version of the recipe.

4 tsp. chicken soup base
8 C. water
3 C. chopped carrots 
3 C. chopped celery
1 C. chopped onion
2 cans cream of chicken soup (I usually only use 1.5 cans)
1/2 C. milk (I use 2%)
2 boneless chicken breasts 
1 pkg. frozen egg noodles
salt and pepper to taste

Boil chicken in water with chicken soup base until fully cooked.  Remove chicken and set aside.  Add frozen egg noodles to water and base and cook for 10 minutes (assuming they need to be cooked for 20 minutes).  Then add vegetables and cook for an additional 10 minutes.  Shred the chicken while waiting and add back into the soup when noodles are cooked and vegetables are tender.  Then add cream of chicken soup, milk, salt, and pepper.  Warm through and serve.

We had the chicken noodle soup with the World's Best Dinner Rolls.


Dev and Laur said...

oh my goodness girl...your husband must LOOOOVVVEEE you!

Katie said...

I might have to try some of those recipes. That baked potato soup looks amazing!