Couldn’t help myself. I know that title is totally cringe-inducing. Oh well.
You know I love me some soup – and these nights are begging to be warmed up. It only seems natural to share some of my lessons learned.
I haven’t met a soul who doesn’t enjoy a good baked potato soup. Sour cream, cheddar cheese, and the winner of all additions – bacon. Yum! But one thing I learned this month was that mushroom broth does not make for a good potato soup base. If you’ll note the slightly green tinge my soup has in the picture above…well…yeah. It tasted pretty good, but definitely lacked the presentation points.
If you’re tired of candied sweet potatoes, try a cream of sweet potato soup:
I seasoned mine with sage and rosemary (and plenty of pepper) to create a savory soup that really took me by surprise. I loved it – but would not recommend garnishing with sour cream. There was plenty of cream in the soup without it. I really loved the cheddar and monterey jack cheeses in this – and a dash of cayenne gave a nice kick.
Finally, and I don’t know why I don’t have any pictures of this, but I made my classic chicken and rice soup – the one that’s so hard to do wrong? Well, I figured out the wrong way to do it: skipping the bouillon. We didn’t have any and I was in a rush so…it was the most boring soup I’ve ever made. Obviously I made it work with other seasonings, but that was definitely an eye opener.
I think I could eat soup year round. What are your favorite kinds of soups?