As the summer slips away and leaves fall from the live oaks; Old Man Winter is here. Soup is one of my favorite ways to bear the colder months (those reading from the North please do not judge my low tolerance of cool weather.) Soup has a quality that is filling, healthy, and most importantly, warm!
The varieties are almost endless. There are enough soup recipes to eat a bowl every day of the year, but during a Louisiana summer, the last thing we want is a steamy bowl of chicken noodle.
(#3)While on the subject on chicken noodle, here is my favorite recipe. It is filled with carrot, celery, peas, noodles, and chicken chunks. It is sure to fight off any winter cold or just help warm you up. Some even think that chicken noodle soup has medicinal values!
(#2)Now, for something a little thicker: potato soup. Potato soup is my 2nd favorite winter treat. The best part: it can be made in a slow cooker. You’ll have something tasty and warm waiting for you when you get home from work. I top my potato soup off with baked potato toppings: bacon, cheddar cheese and sour cream.
(#1)Two words: tomato soup, my all-time favorite. No one can make tomato soup as good as my mom, but she is pretty selfish with her recipe. This one seems to be the closet to what she makes: Roasted Tomato Soup. Grill up a grilled cheese sandwich for dipping and you’ll forget what temperature it is outside.