It is FALL!!! I LOVE FALL! I love the colors, the cooler weather, the apples, the yummy baking, the decorating, the impending holidays, and the hot soups and teas. There is just so much to love about fall. Now that things have finally cooled down in my part of the country it is time to start makings soups and bread. So in my quest for soup, I found some new recipes to try. I’ve had many of these before, but I’m excited to try some new ones in 15 Soups You Really Should Try!
Feeding my family
This is the perfect lunch for my family. Not only is it enough for us, but there is usually enough left over for Stephen to take to lunch the next day. Also, soups freeze really well, so if there are plenty of left overs we can always save it for later.
Just the thought of soup makes me feel warm inside. The smell of it makes my tummy gurgle. I find it funny that even during the summer I will order my favorite soup from Panera Bread. Even though I won’t make it at home, it is always good somewhere else.
In an effort to save money for our trip to Disney, I’m trying to find ways to bring my favorite foods home and that includes my favorite soups. You won’t find soup cooking at my house without some bread rising or baking in the oven.
For today, though, I’m only going to give you the soup recipes we can talk about bread another day.
Why you need Soup
There is a reason soup is good for you and it has to do with the Stock. The stock is where all the rich goodness lives. Here you will find the cartilage, gelatin, and collagen.
All of these have their own benefits, but together in stock, they make a powerful agent that helps prevent infectious diseases. This is why your mom always made you chicken noodle soup when you were sick.
If you want detailed information about how it is beneficial, check out this article HERE.
Feeding a Crowd
There’s a reason Olive Garden offers Soup and Salad for lunch. It’s the same reason that when meals are offered in courses that there is always a soup course. Soup is economical. It can be cooked and sit on the back of your stove while you are doing other things.
Soup is something that can be served at any time to satisfy hunger. Many people to this day still serve the soup with their meals. It helps fill the bellies of their “starving” children.
Even in the newer version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they talk about Cabbage soup. She made soup not only because it was cheap, but it would feed her whole household.
In my house, if we want to make sure there is soup leftover for Stephen, we serve it immediately. It will be left on the counter in a container until it cools down and then put in the refrigerator for his lunch the next day. My boys don’t believe in leftovers. They think everything fixed is available for eating NOW!
Soup is an easily reheatable leftover meal. I also make sure to include a sandwich or salad so Stephen doesn’t feel hungry. Even if the soup is hardy, this is probably the first meal he has eaten all day and it will keep him going until he comes home at 6 pm.
15 Soups you really should try
Pinterest has once again come to my rescues. Originally I only had 14 soups, but Stephen said that our family favorite had to be added. I found a recipe similar to the one I use and will tell you how I cheat to make it quicker and easier.
I love O’Charley’s Loaded Potato Soup and when I found this recipe, I KNEW I had to try it, and I wasn’t disappointed.
We don’t use Velveeta, though it tastes yummy. Also, I added macaroni noodles. It helps this soup stretch through my entire family.
This is another family favorite. My mother-in-law made this for our family when I was pregnant with number 5. It was hearty yummy and stuck with you.
My friend Michelle introduced me to this soup that originally comes from The Olive Garden. It has become a staple in our house. I always have the ingredients on hand and it is made when we don’t know what else to make or right before Stephen gets paid and the pantry is running dry.
Panera is a weakness of mine, especially their Broccoli Cheddar Soup, and the French bagette to go with it. When I found this recipe, it became my go to when I can’t afford to go to Panera, but I want their soup.
This is the recipe Stephen said I had to add.I cheat and use coleslaw to save time. I also add macaroni noodles to stretch it.
Cabbage, Potato, Sausage Soup- Barefeet in the KitchenSoups we haven’t tried yet
The following soups are ones that I found on Pinterest and have been added to my list to try this fall. They sound yummy and maybe will inspire you to soupiness (I know, bad joke.)
There you have it, my friends. 15 Soups You Really Should Try. Be on the look out, because next, I’m going to be talking about making homemade bread to go with those soups. I’m right now testing 3 different ways to make a starter for Sourdough bread. It is going to smell amazing in my house, and hopefully yours too.