The weather is turning cooler. And it’s lunchtime. You want something quick, filling, and tasty. You check out the can soup options in your cabinet. Oops, you have none. Got to consider healthy options. Not so sure about canned/packaged soups?
Each soup recommendation’s image provides you with the essence of what is and/or what could be, depending on your culinary skills and inspiration.
So be adventuresome and add to your grocery list the following:
The essence of the Parisian version, enhance the flavor of this beef broth based soup with a sprinkle of Gruyere or Parmesan cheese.
Chock full of delicious vegetables and legumes, this hearty vegetable soup hits the spot. Need more flavor…then add a pinch of your favorite herbs to enhance the taste.
Clam chowder is a New England favorite. This soup represents the best of what one thinks about as home made. Enrich with a little skim milk or light cream or just enjoy the thickness of the condensed version.
Nothing like a good representation of Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Combine organic chicken, garden vegetables, hearty egg noodles, and a balanced blend of seasonings and you have a delicious homebrewed soup.
Mix noodles, beans, veggies and a rich tomato broth and you have a hearty satisfying soup to warm you during those chilly Fall days.
Flavor might need adjusting? You can always enhance the flavor by adding some of your favorite herbs.
And when time allows, put that crock pot to work and make a gigantic batch of chicken vegetable soup with skinless chicken thighs, using your favorite fresh vegetables. Freeze it for those quick lunch urges that you’re bound to encounter in the wintry days ahead.
BTW – What is your favorite wintertime soup or stew?