My Mrs is originally from Ukraine and whenever we go to visit her parents we always have a bowl or three of traditional hot borsch. It's great all year round but when the temperature is -20degrees outside I seem to enjoy it even more! It's homemade and most of the ingredients are grown in the garden or sourced from neighbours.
For those who don't know: borsch or borscht, is beet soup, usually with onions and shredded cabbage, and of course shredded beets, and beef broth. The beets make it taste nice and sweet. Seasoned to taste too. I add basil..it complements the beets quite nicely.
I love Borscht but incredibly, although my ex was from Russia, she didn't cook so never made it for me in Russian style. I have tasted Borscht many times but the first time I tasted it, that traditional Russian dish was cooked for me by an American in Germany! A real multi-cultural event.
Chicken noodle can never go wrong, but I really like cream soups - cream of potato, broccoli, cauliflower, mushroom, and asparagus.
This sandwich shoppe I used to go to made some delicious mushroom barley soup that was quite good - don't have a clue to make it though, and I miss it since they were forced out of business due to "progress".
Since my nickname is "Cream Baby", since I love milk and cream products I would have to say my favorite kind of soup is either Cream of Chicken Noodle, or Cream of Tomato, and if I am in a Seafood Mood it is Cream of Crab!!! YumYum!
O.K. Everybody. You can send all those recipes to me! I like soup. One of my favorites is seafood gumbo, but making it is rather involved. Same, same with another fav of mine is Mulagatawnee, from India
My chicken noodle has been accused of being cambells chicken noodle soup. From the non-foodie this is a compliment. 4 gallons of chicken noodle takes me 1 hour and costs me 16 dollars with 4 lbs of split chicken breast meat, carrots, celery. and onions. Add 3 dollars for pearl onions that are worth the difference. The cool thing is that with the addition of dumplings or a pie crust, you have 2 toatally different dishes. Send me an email request for the recipe.
Lori, if you have any cooking skills and want to prepare an easy french onion with parmesan croutons, let me know. For 20 dollars you can prepare 1 gallon of soup and for an additional 10 dollars 2 1/2 gallons. This does not include the croutons. Feel free to email me.