Friday, October 17, 2008

soups, stews & such

I am on a mission to make at least one different pot of soup a week…

It started over a month ago.

I started as soon as the weather turned cooler and made a big pot of chili.

then, in honour of the jewish holidays I made a pot of homemade matzo ball soup, complete with stock made from a whole chicken. I was very proud of myself for this one. I must say, it was hearty, full of carrots, celery and egg noodles, and lasted us for just about a week of lunches and dinners, sporadically.

Then two weekends ago I made my first ever tomato bisque. It was creamy and delicious, served with gooey grilled cheese sandwhiches. It was the perfect childhood combination for the grown-ups that we are. And again, it made enough to enjoy a few tomatoey lunches and dinners throughout the week.

Then this past Saturday I kind of concocted my very own recipe for a delightful Mexican-type soup. It started with a base of chicken stock (not homemade this time) and a cup of salsa. I then added a package of frozen corn, a can of black beans, a cup of rice and a small can of diced jalapenos.

As for spices, I put in about a tablespoon of cumin and a teaspoon of chili powder for kick and a few dashes of green hot sauce. Last minute I also diced up one large chicken breast for some bulk and to appease my dear husband that misses meat dearly when I get on a vegetarian kick.

I must say, it was wonderful with lots of fresh cilantro sprinkled on top along with some taco cheese and sour cream for the mr. serves with a side of tortilla chips, it has fed us throughout the week and kept our belly’s full and happy.

But now it's the start of another weekend and i don't know what to make this week...any ideas?


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