Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Soup

"There is nothing like soup. It is by nature eccentric; no two are ever alike - unless of course you get your soup in a can."
Laurie Colwin
 

I love making soup, it's such a satisfying process to take a few simple ingredients and end up with a hearty bowl full of warmth. I like using what I have on hand, this is why no two are ever alike! ;)
I made this Roasted Tomato Soup the other day using fresh tomatoes from my friend's greenhouse, frozen tomatoes from our garden, shallots and garlic from the Farmer's Market and served it with homemade Parmesan Thyme scones. This is my Dark Days Challenge meal for this week.
 
 
Then, a few days later, I had some spicy breakfast sausage to use up and some more shallots and garlic along with some kale from the Farmer's Market, so it became Sausage Potato soup with Kale. Yum!!
 
 
Finally, was a lovely vegetable soup with meatballs and pasta. This is one of those soups where you can use up whatever leftover vegetables you have in the fridge or, like I did, use some frozen mixed vegetables. I always keep good quality stock-in-a-box in the pantry this time of year for soup making. It has so much more flavor than canned broth and less sodium too. I also like to have my homemade meatballs in the freezer for quick and easy meals. I'll have to post the recipe for them, they are very versatile and can be used for everything from spaghetti to soup. As you can probably tell, the weather has finally cooled off here! LOL!!
 
I hope you get the chance to make some soup this week to warm someone's tummy and their heart, especially your own! :)
 
“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.”
Laurie Colwin

17 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness, this was so inspirational! I have leftover vegetables tonight and they are going into a good soup tomorrow!

Evelyn S. said...

The extent of my soup-making involves a package of Bear Creek mix and water...plus a can of cream of chicken soup, some grated cheese, and some sour cream. ;-)

Madge Bloom said...

Yum... soup is my favorite meal this time of year!

Kristina said...

We love soup. I love creating different ones with whatever I have stocked up.

SweetLand Farm said...

Ahhh a warm bowl of soup on a cold day! We love soup too! I like the quote at the top too,
...unless you get it from a can...!! ahahaha (Unless it's home canned!)
I will have to check out your recipe for Roasted Tomato soup too. That looks soooo good!
I think we'll have soup tonight seeing how it's snowing...

Susan said...

If I lived closer, I'd be camped out in your kitchen! I just love soup - and live on it all winter. All three sound so delicious - and like a nice, warm hug.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love soup! I make it at least 2-3 times every week in the winter. I am a big fan of one pot meals :) Your soups look so yummy. I think I'd love the roasted tomato soup!

edenhills said...

I love soups too. I really want to come up with a recipe for creamy tomato soup like you get at Panera.

Michelle said...

That looks good. I am going to try to make a soup using only things we grow or my husband hunted.

Sally in WA said...

What time is lunch? They all look so yummy, especially the sausage and tater soup. I make one similar to that and love it on a cold winter day.

Marigold said...

Yum!

Marie said...

These all look so delicious! And so warm and satisfying!

MamaTea said...

You're making me hungry, but you're also making me warm and cozy! Looks DELICIOUS and I love that first quote about soup!

Tanya said...

ohhh i want a bowl of your soup please~

Carole said...

Love soup. Your photos are great. Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas

Jennifer said...

Great post... I love soup and stews this time of year and I too use whatever I have on hand. I shop at the salvage stores a lot and find great deals on stocks in the boxes...

Kateri said...

Oh, my, those look delious, especially that kale potato soup. I usually make my soups up as a go along. :)