Monday, October 5, 2009

A Week's Worth of Soup

I, along with my sister, Alonna, wanted to share some soups and stews recipes. The weather is perfect for a nice hot bowl of soup and as I'm sure you can tell by now that I'm in the mood for soups:-)

Corn Chowder

4 slices of bacon
2T. onion, minced
1T. celery, minced
1T. pepper, minced
2c. corn
2 potatoes, diced
3 tomatoes, cut-up
2 pints of milk
salt and pepper

Dice the bacon and put into pan to brown, add onion, celery, and pepper; fry until bacon is crisp. Add the corn and saute together for 3min. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, and seasoning, cover and simmer for 30min. Finally, add the milk, heat to boiling and serve w/ chopped parsley.

The parsley is optional but I think that it's the perfect addition to most soups.

Split Pea Soup

1lb. split peas
3qts. water
1 ham bone
2 carrots, sliced
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 lg. onion, chopped

Wash peas, add cold water, veggies, and ham bone and simmer for 3hrs. or until mixture is thick. Remove ham bone, stir, and season to taste. Dilute with a little milk.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

1/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. butter
3c. water
12oz. cooked smoked sausage, quartered and sliced lenghtwise
1.5c. chopped, cooked chicken
2c. okra
1lg. onion
1/2c. green bell pepper
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. salt
1/2t. pepper
1/4t. red pepper
3c. brown rice

For roux, in a med. heavy saucepan stir together flour and butter until smooth. Cook over med-high heat for 5min. stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir contantly for 15min.

Place water in 4qt. crock pot. Stir in roux. Add sausage, chicken, okra, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper.

Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or high 3hours.  serve with cooked rice.

Potato Soup

Yeilds 2 servings

•3 LG Potatos

•2 Tbs Butter

•1 Tbs Season Salt

•1 Chicken boulion Cube (1 Tbs Chicken boulion powder)

•1 Tsp Chicken Herb Seasoning

•1 Cup of milk

Chop & Boil Potatos When potatos are tender begin mashing . Drain 1/2 of the water(leaving enough to cover potatos) Add boulion cube and mash ,place in bowl and add all ingredients,mashing vigerously till its at your desired consistancy . (If you would like it more soupy add more water)

Optional (mix in bowl afterwards for added flavor)

•2 tbs white flour

•sour cream


•shredded cheese

Squash Soup

Yields 8 Servings

•6 bacon slices

•1 Lg onion

•2 chopped carrots

•1 tbs garlic powder

•3 Lbs Chopped,Peeled,& Seeded Butternut Squash

•1 can Chicken Broth

•2 tsp salt

•1tsp pepper

•1/8 tsp nutmeg powder

•1/2 cup whipped cream

•2 tbs lime juice

•1 1/2 tbs honey

Cook bacon . Remove and drain on towel

Suatee onions and carrots in bacon grease until onions are tender

add garlic powder ,squash and chicken broth Boil until carrots and squash are tender

Place in bowl and mix until smooth (you can also use a blender or food processor)

place in a Pot on med heat And add all ingredients except bacon

Simmer aprx 10 min until thickend

Crumble bacon and add to soup

Chicken & Rice Soup

Yeilds 4 servings

• 2 Lg boneless skinless chicken breast

•1 1/2 cup of white rice

•1 Lg chopped Onion

•1/2 cup chopped celery

•1 tsp Chicken herb seasoning

•1tbs Chicken boulion power

•1tsp garlic powder

•1 can Chicken broth

Fry chicken breast in a pan until done, remove and drain on a towel.

Boil rice and celery adding 1/2 cup of excess water

Chop Chicken breast into cubes

when rice is tender mix in All ingredients

Simmer for Aprx 10 min

Place in bowl and serve


Yields 4 servings

•1 Lbs Ground beef

•1 Tbs Season Salt

•2 cups elbow macaroni

•2 cups spagetti noodles

•2 Tbs garlic powder

•2 Cans of Tomato sauce

•1 Tbs Onion Powder

•1 Can of Green Peas

•1 Can of Corn

•*2 Tsp Salt / 1 Tsp Pepper

Brown beef in skillet & boil noodles

when noodles are tender drain and add tomato sauce,garlic powder and onion powder to noodles.Boil on med heat for Aprx 5 min.

Drain peas and corn and add to noodles, mix in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.


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