Sunday, September 27, 2009

about soup

a great list of easy soups here:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes-and-cooking/50-easy-soups-1--10/index.html?nl=FN_092109_15

for me food network can be pretty hit or miss, but i have had enough successes to trust them as long as i think the recipe through and trust myself to add something or delete things that don't look right.  and i pretty much suck at making soup.  i know, it should be easy, but i have a block for some reason.  all my soup ends up tasting like salty water with chunks of stuff in it.  the recipes on the link seem pretty simple and quick and something that i would do for a snowy wednesday night  when i don't want to have to do too much work.  most likely i would pair any soup with something else, even just garlic bread or something, because i always feel that soup is not enough, but some of these seem pretty hearty.

my favorite combination is a well known one - tomato soup and a grilled cheese.  at a local coffeeshop here: http://www.spectrum8.com/town/index.html they make quite the delicious combo - a tomato bisque and a cheese toastie (the name is so cute i can hardly stand it) and so i think i might just go there for it from now on for this...


there are lots of other interesting combinations and now the link has given me even more ideas.  i  have also slaved over a cooks illustrated french onion soup (recipe here: http://www.cookography.com/2008/the-best-french-onion-soup-ever) which was worth it.  the baking of the onions adds an insane amout of flavor - but it is a lot of kitchen time for a soup.

wow.  are you sick of hearing about soup yet?  or me typing the word soup?  i think i am.  so check out the link and make some plans to make some hot, liquidish dinner.  if i have any soupcesses (See what i did there?) i will be sure to let you know.

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