Monday, April 22, 2013

soup

i love soup----especially the broth-----you probably all have heard the story "stone soup" or a variation of it---as a child and even as an adult, i have loved this story----

it always leaves me wanting a steaming bowl of soup--

this love of soup takes me back to my early days of school----we would have a half day schedule and that would mean we only had a snack at school---if i was on the morning rotation week---i would return home to soup and sandwiches on the coffee table, along with my sister-

i remember my mother's vegetable soup and my grandmother's soup----it was my dad's mom---who i remember making the vegetable soup----mom's was really good, but grandmal's  was very sweet, i think it was the extra corn she put in it---

i even liked the soups the school cafeteria served-----and mmmm their chili was wonderful, although i don't count that as a real soup--more like a stew---hey another s word---wasn't even trying ---

i recall how i would watch one of my nephews every friday when i was a teenager---as i was making his lunch, i could count on his asking for soup---never failed--

soup makes you feel warm and cozy and full---it's great if you are trying to lose a little weight--if i wait a while after eating a bowl of soup, i usually find, i don't want too much else

this past fall, i got adventurous--making pumpkin soup---it is one i plan to make again, in season

you know--i think next time i am watching my younger grand-kids--i will read to them the charming tale of "stone soup"----no slurping----omgosh--did ya see that

31 comments:

  1. I love it too! My favorite is asparagus soup :)

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  2. Good job on all the extra S words! :) My husband LOVES soup and stew, I prefer a more solid meal myself, but when I am sick there is nothing that soothes like a bowl of chicken noodle soup.

    Happy S day!
    tm

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  3. I like brocolli cheese soup.

    Everytime I read the Little House book The Long Winter, I want pancakes and hot tea.

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    1. oh i know haha---i love brocolli cheese soup too and recently i have been making a chicken kinda like potpie with brocolli cheese potato chicken chunky soup :)

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  4. Pumpkin soup sounds delicious! I love potato soup and almost any kind of bisque. (Is bisque soup? I'm not sure). Today I'm thinking of making alphabet soup because I know the kids will eat it.

    Have a wonderful Monday. ☺

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    1. i would say bisque is soup---oh yeah love potato soup---do you use the starter mix for it ever, dana ?

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  5. I think I can live on soup. And the variety even without including stews is endless. From clear to creamy, all vegetables, or all beans, meat and fish, and in combination. Healthy & Hearty. Good choice of S, Lynn.

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    1. me too! i always add more water to my soups!!

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  6. I love soups! Every summer, I load up on gazpacho, but I also enjoy tortilla soup, and all the other broth-y goodness.

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    1. yeah we have thought about serving gazpacho at my daughter's wedding--oh and i love tortilla soup--haven't made it yet!

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  7. soup is my favorite! curried butternut squash soup from the little diner downstairs where I work...the best.

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  8. Once at church for a ladies meeting, I had each woman bring a can of soup. We mixed them in two batches, after deciding which should go with which. Is seemed like it would be a terrible concoction when we started, but we ended up with two really yummy pots of soup to eat...chicken noodle vegetable barley beef soup and tomato broccoli cheese chowder...such fun, and tasty too! Who knew?
    Soups and stews with some hearty bread have always been great homey, comfort food!

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    1. Oh, and there's another S is for Soup over at:
      http://karenjonesgowen.blogspot.com/2013/04/soup.html

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  9. I love soup! Cream of mushroom, tomato, and vegetable are my faves. Hmmm... it's time for lunch! :D

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    1. one of my favorites that i used to be able to find in many brands, doesn't seem to be around anymore---old-fashioned chicken veg!

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  10. I love soup - especially in the winter! I don't think I've ever had pumpkin soup, though. It sounds good!

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    1. it's very easy---only thing i didn't have when i made it was heavy cream--which i think makes it so much better :)

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  11. I love soup. I can eat it all day! It's funny, I was just thinking about what to make for dinner. I think we will be having soup :)

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    1. haha love it---put a grilled cheese with it and i could eat it every night!

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  12. My post today was on soup as well. I'm with you. Soup is the best!

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    1. oh really haha--i am going to read it right now :)

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  13. It's so cold here, soup sounds excellent. I often have it for lunch. We always had it soup and sandwiches Saturday evenings when I was a kid.

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    1. it has turned much cooler here too susan---great soup weather---tomorrow is suppose to be in the eighties!

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  14. I loved the story of stone soup. I'm also a big soup person- I've had warm soup even during a heat wave.

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    1. oh me too---i think it is good all year round!

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  15. Soup is a favorite cold weather food around here and something I'll actually take time to make.

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    1. i know--i love experimenting with it!

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