I’ve been sick for a week, so luckily for me I’m in a unique position to talk about the variety of soups I’ve eaten these past few days.
I absolutely love homemade soup. And when it comes to canned soup I’m extremely picky. My kids? They’re picky about soup in the opposite direction. The only kind they’ll touch is canned cartoon-character chicken noodle soup. Someday they’ll outgrow this. I hope.
I didn’t push this hot-button-soup-issue with the kids this week. Mommy didn’t have the strength.
Here are 5 soups I’ve eaten this past week. All noteworthy in their own right. These soups are good for frugal meal (a side of crusty bread, a small wedge of cheese). And they all provide comfort for the sick.
Five Soups for Sickie
Roasted Parsnip and Apple Soup
In Minnesota, apple season is winding down and parsnip season is gearing up, so this is a great seasonal soup for the Upper Midwest. The Apple and Parsnip soup I ate had a nice kick of ginger that gave the soup a medicinal quality. But perhaps I’m stretching sentiment that a bit.
Take a gander at this lovely Roasted Parsnip and Apple Soup from Guilty Kitchen. Now tell me – how could one resist the allure of a parsnip after seeing those beautiful photos?
Chicken Matzo Ball Soup
A Soups For Sickie list would not be complete without Matzo Ball Chicken Soup. Check out this recipe for Real Chicken Soup by Culinary Philosopher. Don’t let the photo of chicken feet in water freak you out.
Amy’s Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque is one of the few canned soups that I love. It has texture – chunky, just like the name says.
When you’re still sick…but you’re on the mend..but you’re not quite ready for full-on solids. Take a look at Alton Brown’s Lentil Soup recipe. Now I’ll have to find “freshly ground Grains of Paradise” for my spice rack.
Split Pea Soup
Another heartier soup for when you feel ready. Give this Vegetarian Split Pea Soup by 101 Cookbooks a try. I have and can vouch for it. Pretty tasty.
What are your favorite soups? Canned or homemade?