Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.
– Morgan Freeman
Do you like soup? I do. After enjoying a cool autumn morning, I don’t think there is anything more satisfying than a warm bowl of homemade soup for lunch.
The really great thing is that soup can be so easy to make. Follow a few basic steps, and you can make hundreds of different kinds of soup. The hardest part is trying to decide what kind of soup you are going to make. Take a look in your fridge or on your counter. What’s laying around? Carrots, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower? Any of these (or a combination of a few) would make a great soup. Today we actually tried carrot, ginger and beet soup. It was delicious! It was also quite pretty if I do say so.
- Select the vegetable for your soup. Peel if necessary and then chop into cubes. You’ll want about 2 cups.
- Dice one onion.
- Peel and mince one clove of garlic
- Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a large sauce pan.
- Add onion. Stir occasionally so that the onion doesn’t burn.
- When the onion is soft, add the vegetables, garlic, and any spices or seasonings you think you might like.
- Add 2 cups of chicken stock.
- Simmer until the vegetables are soft.
- Transfer to a blender (or use and immersion blender) and blend until smooth.
- Return to sauce pan.
- Add 1 cup of milk (or cream). You could even add cheese at this point if you wanted to.
- Allow the soup to simmer until hot.
That’s it. Your done. Pour your homemade soup into a bowl or a mug and enjoy.
So, do you make your own soups?
Let us know how you do it. What are your favourite kinds of soup? Please leave a comment…