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Soup recipes

Posted by on Jun. 12, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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I have used this for yrs to make home made soups:


Cream of Vegetable Soups

Ingredients
Part one

Saute:
1 tbs. olive oil and 2 tbs. butter or margarine
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 stalk celery
2 med carrots peeled and julianned
1/2 t. salt
Dash pepper

Continued below for individual vegetables and spices.....

Part two

2 cups Chicken broth/stock

1-2 cups of Half & Half (fat free is also fine, not as rich though)


Directions

Always start with part one ingredients. Add to this, while sauteing, the spice and the vegetable, suggested with the soup of your choice below. (I highlighted in red) Saute two to three minutes and then add 2 cups of chicken soup stock/broth. Simmer until tender. Strain vegetables from broth and puree until desired consistancy of soup. Add back into broth and blend with 1 to 2 cups half and half. Simmer until hot.

For cream of:

Asparagus soup add 2 cups cut up asparagus, 1 t. lemon juice and 1/8 t. mace.
Green Bean soup add 1 1/2 c. green beans and 1/2 t. dried savory crushed.
Broccoli Cheese soup add 2 c. broccoli , 1/4 t. thyme and a dash of garlic powder. Add 1lb. velveeta cheese, chopped, when you add cream.
Carrot soup add 1 c. sliced carrots, 1 tbs. snipped parsley and 1/2 t. basil.
Cauliflower soup add 2 c. sliced cauliflower and 1/2 t. curry powder.
Celery soup add 1 c. sliced celery and 2 tbs. snipped parsley and 1/2 t. basil.
Mushroom soup add 1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms and 1/8 t. ground nutmeg.
Pea soup add 1-1/2 c. shelled peas and 1/4 c. shredded lettuce, 1/2 c. diced ham and 1/4 t. dried sage.
Potato soup add 3 med russet potatoes, cubed and 1/2 t. dill weed.
Tomato soup add 4 med peeled, quarted and seeded tomatoes and 1/4 t. basil.
Zucchini soup add 1-1/2 c. unpeeled, seeded zucchini and a few dashes ground nutmeg.

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Replies (1-5):
periwinkle163
by on Jun. 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Those sound really good thanks!

delanna6two
by Silver Member on Jun. 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Thanks for posting....I have to watch sodium and am having to learn to do a lot more things homemade.

amonkeymom
by Member on Jun. 13, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Great!  Thanks, these will be very useful!

SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Jun. 14, 2011 at 9:07 AM

 Great recipe.

August07Mom
by on Jun. 14, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Thanks for sharing!

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