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Soup's On

Updated on July 27, 2013
Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.
Marge Kennedy

Soup Not Just For Wednesday

I have a friend with whom I share a variety of things. Our birthday's are one day apart, we have many mutual friends, our husband's names are William, we attend the same church, we both belong to the same bunco club, and we spend Wednesday evenings together doing our favorite thing. Every Wednesday, we have a bowl (sometimes more) of soup and watch horror movies. Oh another thing we have in common, our husbands couldn't stand horror movies. When we can't find a showplace showing our favorite genre, I make the soup and she brings a DVD and we enjoy at home. No husbands allowed-but they didn't mind or complain. Another commonality, our husbands were soup lovers as well. So, they would benefit from our one fetish with leftovers. I could lie and say our "only" but I could be exposed by those that know me. Don't worry this isn't a critique of our choice of movies, it's about my recipes for homemade soup.

I'll do this in parts (avoiding the explanation in follow ups) starting with my most requested soup:

Potato Soup (low fat - although it doesn't have to be)

8 potatoes-cubed

1 large onion-chopped

1 carrot-grated

2 stalks celery-chopped

2 cloves garlic-shopped

2 TBSP chopped parsley

1 can low fat evaporated milk (doesn’t have to be low fat)

6 cups liquid-combination chicken broth & water (I used 4 cups broth, 2 cups water, but half broth and half water is good)

S&P to taste

¼ cup butter

Sauté onion, celery, carrot in butter, in large soup pot.

Add remaining ingredients and cook until potatoes are soft. Puree half the soup in blender and return to soup pot. May thicken with corn starch or instant potatoes (although I have never had to thicken after returning puree to the pot).

We enjoy with garlic breadsticks followed by a scary movie (not required)



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    • Rosemay50 profile image

      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I loved the little opening story to lead into your soup recipe. I will bookmark this so I can come back for the recipe. Of course it will be without the horror movies. Lol

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love how you integrated the story about your and your friend's husbands into this recipe hub! Great job. I also love soups, so I'm going to bookmark this recipe and trust that you'll publish more! I love the reference to SNL's soup nazi, too. I gave you many votes on this one, including funny! Interesting hub!