October 8, 2013

Six Soups That I Can't Wait To Try Whenever Fall Decides To Roll Around

Somewhere while we were in the middle of Nebraska, we decided to take a much needed pit-stop to stretch our legs. I opened the car door and was smacked right in the face with brutally cold wind. Our car said that it was 44F but I think that it was lying ... and I also think that my body went into a five second shock after leaving 85F temperatures in Massachusetts. 

That's the wind blowing my hood!!
PS, If you actually do your hair and makeup while driving cross country, we probably wouldn't be friends in real life.

My thoughts immediately went to wishing that I could have a hot bowl of soup to warm my bones, however all that we had in the car was beef jerky, chocolate, Pringles, and protein bars. Woof.

I expected the weather to be just as freezing here in Denver, however I've been wearing tee shirts the past couple of days, and I've actually been breaking a sweat while outside. I should probably bite my tongue because I know that below freezing temperatures and lots of snow are on their way ... but I'd actually LOVE some fall weather to finally roll around so that I can turn on the stove and simmer up the following recipes:







Questions:
Where are you from? Does it "feel" like Fall there? What's the temperature?
Do you have a favorite savory soup recipe to share? I'd love to try it ... leave it in a comment below!

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29 comments

  1. How can you go wrong with a soup that has beer AND cheese in it?? YUM!

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  2. TELL ME ABOUT IT!! That one is #1 on my list to try. Yum yum!

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  3. Check Out the Maple Butternut Squash Apple soup recipe from Ambitious Kitchen! It's awesome. PS, I having it right now!

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  4. Southern California... in the Burbank area, which means is was 90 two days ago! Yuck! But tomorrow's high is only 66, which is crazy amazing!

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  5. I know! Thank goodness that fall weather also means sweater weather ;)

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  6. YUM, Thank you Stasia!!!


    Here it is: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/11/maple-butternut-squash-apple-soup/

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  7. This global warming thing is mind boggling ... last week when we were still in MA the temp was between 80-95, I couldn't believe it?!?!

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  8. Yummy! Man I want to make soup so badly but it's still in the 80s here in Cali. Bring on the sweatpants weather!

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  9. Right? I can't force myself to make belly filling soup until it's under 60!!

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  10. I've had the beer cheese soup, it's so good. more of a dip for bread. yum.

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  11. Mmmmm!!!! Good thing it's almost time for sweater weather too then ;)

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  12. yes please. give me all of the winter soups!

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  13. All of those soups look amazing! I just had a great Thai curry soup for lunch. Now I have warm soup belly (a la How I Met Your Mother).

    P.S. If someone does their hair & make up for cross country road trips...they can't be my friend either!

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  14. P.S. I'm checking out this turkey chili recipe. I need one for Friday!

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  15. It's sort of fallish here in England, but it's not like I'm used to in America with hot apple cider after apple picking and going to pumpkin patches, so I don't think it ever really will feel like fall! I made an amazing red thai chicken curry soup tonight in the slow cooker from this recipe http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/10/slow-cooker-thai-chicken-soup/ and it was delicious.

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  16. Well I'm in South Texas so we are having "fall" but fall for us is temps that are less than 90 degrees. Our Winter is probably much more aligned with Fall everywhere else, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The temperature dips below 70 and I am FREEZING...I don't know what I would do if I lived where it snowed.

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  17. Just wanted to say hi! My boyfriend and I are currently living in Denmark - he's playing his first year of pro hockey and I'm loving reading about your adventures.

    It is a little chilly here - I actually just made some soup yesterday, a rip off of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana... so delicious. I use the same recipe below but I use a ton of kale instead of spinach and leave out the bacon.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/super-delicious-zuppa-toscana/

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  18. I am officially am changing my dinner plans to soup! Thank you! :)

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  19. I live in a dinky little town in West Virginia & it's finally starting to feel like fall here! We had 3 days of 80+ degree weather at the end of last week (85 on Saturday!), but this week we've been averaging highs in the 60s & lows in the 40s. I'm starting to think about making a pot of chili. Tomorrow I'll be trying a recipe I pinned for "Healthier" Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!

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  20. I always seem to mess chili up ... it's always more soupy than it is hearty. Let me know if you try this recipe and how it comes out!!!

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  21. MMMM that looks and sounds so delish! TJ isn't a big fan of curry anything, but I'm definitely adding this to my recipes to make when he's not home ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Hahaha! I lived in Dallas two winters ago and it actually snowed one night (seriously though, it was just a dusting!) ... I would absolutely love to live in a warmer climate all year round ... but I do get awfully excited when the leaves first start to change, and when we have our first major snow fall in New England!! :)

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  23. Hi Annessa! Thanks for stopping by. Ah, that's so neat his first year has taken you to Denmark. What team is he playing for? I hope that you're enjoying life there! Mmmm I love Olive Garden, thanks so much for sharing this recipe!! xo

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  24. You are VERY welcome! I woke up today and it was a little chilly ... hopefully that means cool weather is on it's way soon, I'm getting tired of pork and chicken ;)

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  25. Which dinky little town in WV? I lived in Wheeling a few years ago, did you know that? I love the scenery in WV, and some of my best hockey memories are from our time there. I met and worked with the most wonderful people, too! Anyways, enough about me lol .... Do you have a specific recipe that you use for chili? Every time I try to make it it's just not hearty enough and tastes watered down :/

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  26. Well, I recently relocated for Vermont to a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Fall has definitely set in in both of those areas (VT is absolutely gorgeous right now) and is probably going to be going out soon because it was only 34 degrees when I woke up this morning. This time of year is always my favorite. The sporting season begins to ramp up after a slow summer, which means people coming in from all over and lots of potlucks to be had ! I've have already used the crock pot once for chili this season and I am looking forward to trying a sausage and potato soup in it.

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  27. It has been fun so far, he's playing for a team called Rungsted which is about 30 minutes from Copenhagen. It's a new team so things have been a little unexpected/ crazy, but can't complain about the location!

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  28. I live in Spencer which is about 2-1/2 hours from Wheeling - it's too bad I wasn't following your blog then (if you had one), we could have met up for coffee or something. WV really is a beautiful state! My family moved here from CA when I was a kid & my plan was to go back as soon as I hit 18...I'm 33 & still here. It's definitely grown on me!

    The chili recipe I use is super easy since I use canned beans (I've never cooked with dry beans - don't know why I find them so intimidating, but maybe I'll be brave & try this fall!)

    1 lb ground beef (I use the leanest I can get)
    Two 14.5 oz "Zesty Chili Style" diced tomatoes (Del Monte brand, I think)
    15 oz can tomato sauce
    15 oz. can plain diced tomatoes
    Two 15 oz cans kidney beans
    15.5 oz can chili beans (I use Walmart's Great Value brand, which come in a chili sauce which I drain & reserve)
    1 tbsp. crushed red pepper
    1 tbsp. chili powder
    1 tbsp. ground red pepper

    Brown the beef - I like to add in a little garlic & onion for flavor
    After that it's pretty much "everyone in the pot" until the chili gets hot & thickens up. If it's too thick, I add in the reserved chili sauce from the beans. I don't bother draining the tomatoes, but I do drain (& rinse) the kidney beans.

    As for the spices, you may want to start with 1/2 tbsp each & then add more according to taste. I like it with the full tbsp, but I tone it down if I'm making it for someone else. Sometimes I add in a little cumin too.

    It's better the second day so, if you can, make it ahead of time & then reheat it the next day for dinner. I like to top it with a little sour cream & grated cheese.

    Hope you like it if you decide to try it!

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