Still have leftover turkey and not in the mood to cook the carcass for soup? Below is the easiest recipe I know for a delicious, nutritious soup and you probably have all the ingredients on hand. Give it a try!
Now that Thanksgiving is over, most of us have leftovers that we are looking forward to with delight and dread! The day after Thanksgiving is usually so busy that we really don’t want to cook, yet can’t get the thought of just one more bite of turkey, stuffing and all the other trimmings out of our mind. Below is just one of many Thanksgiving leftover turkey recipe’s that we use. Give this delicious soup a try…it goes great with that turkey sandwich you’re probably thinking of right now!
Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers: Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe
Sometimes there’s nothing like a nice hot cup of tomato soup to ease the strain of a long and busy day. Many times, I just opt for a can, yet other times, I want that old time tomato soup that Mama used to make on cool and dreary days. It’s so easy I often wonder why I don’t make it more often, then remember that it does take an hour. Since it simply has to simmer that long with just an occasional stirring, I use that hour to pick up the house, run the vacuum or do a load of laundry….the hour goes by fast and I/ we are rewarded with a cup or bowl of fresh and delicious soup. Try it sometime!
Easy Tomato Soup Recipe
Cold, rainy days just scream soup! ( Or stew ). Below is a family favorite that’s not only quick, it’s delicious! Vary the vegetables and seasonings to suit yourself or family. You probably have all the ingredients on hand, so give this a try when you want a hearty, filling and fast hot meal!
Chicken Potato Soup Recipe
The one stock I try to keep on hand year around is simple ham stock. It has so many uses and often can be substituted in place of chicken stock. If you enjoy any good bean or pea soups, like lentil or split pea, give this stock a try. It’s easy and keeps well in the freezer for months. Whenever you make your soup, bake a batch of cornbread and you have a delicious and filling meal.
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As autumn approaches, so do thoughts of soups, broths and other warm comfort foods, especially since we are acutely aware of a potential major flu outbreak. If you grow weary of chicken soup or broth, give this hearty beef broth a try. Keep some in freezer bags for convenience, and use for gravy, soups or additional flavor when needed.
Homemade broths are so much healthier and flavorful than the kind you can buy in the grocery store and they are so easy to make I often wonder why those of us that love to cook abandoned this simple task. With the economy being what it is, I decided to start making my own vegetable broth/stock again and canning or freezing it. The uses are endless…it’s wonderful for mashed potatoes, gravy, soup and just about any dish that needs a bit of added flavor.
The least expensive way is to save all vegetable scraps ( potato, carrot, parsnip peelings, etc) in a gallon size freezer bag until it’s full and then proceed. If you have time and want a more robust flavor, you can coat fresh veggies in olive oil and bake for about an hour, stirring along the way before adding to the pot.
being impatient, I do the following recipe. Let your taste buds be your guide and adjust ingredients to suit you and your family…you will be delightfully surprised!
With all the news about the upcoming flu season and H1N1, I’ve decided to start making my own homemade chicken broth again and freezing it. Ask any older cook ( or your Mom ) and they will probably tell you nothing cures anything better than chicken broth! I wait until broth has cooled and store in freezer bags since they take up less space and thaw quicker. Not sick and want soup? Add noodles or rice to it and you’re all set. Delicious, nutritious and simple.
This is how to make it in a crock pot, but can be made on the stove simply by simmering about 4-6 hours. Remember, the longer you simmer, the stronger and better the flavor. Give it a try!
This is an old Baked Potato Soup recipe that’s been around a long time but hey, that’s what makes them great! It’s a seriously delicious soup that makes a good leftover too!
If you are making it all at once it can be time consuming, so I suggest you cut up your veggies and do your potatoes and bacon earlier in the day, then throw it all together at dinner time! Serve it with cornbread or even garlic bread. Yummy!
Gumbo. Who doesn’t love it? This recipe is easy and can be cut up the night before and put into your slow cooker in the morning. When you get home, you’ll have a wonderful meal waiting for you.
I serve my gumbo over rice with warm rolls or garlic bread. Don’t forget to make a nice salad to eat along with this. Enjoy the meal without the hassle!