Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cooking Soup



Welcome to Soup Week! Today's picture shows a relief kitchen in Belgium making soup. The picture is from around 1915.

A lot of times we associate soup with poverty, but I will be honest with you, I really love Soup. I usually have soup for lunch a couple times a week. Understand, I am talking about real soup, not that salty water that comes in a can. The lovely Mrs. PJM has perfected a number of soup recipes over the years, and we enjoy having them throughout the week. Perhaps some of you can share your favorite soup recipes this week.

5 comments:

  1. I'm not much of a soup fan,but My favorite is Taco soup. My recipe makes a lot. I put it in single serving containers and freeze, that way I have soup all winter long. I give some to my neighbor and daughter.

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  2. I would say my favorite soup is Cream of Mushroom.
    But I would say the best soup I ever tasted was made by a small cafe in Enderlin, North Dakota. He would only make it on Fridays, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich, YUMMY. He made it with small pieces of tomatoes. I drove a delivery truck back then, and would always make sure I got there about noon Friday. If you got there to late, it would always be gone.

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  3. I really love seeing these old photos whenever I stop by.

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  4. That's quite a kitchen.

    I,too, love soup. One thing I like best about the colder months, is that I can cook and bake without turning the house into an inferno.

    I often make chicken soup for lunch. At breakfast time I throw a couple of legs or thighs in to boil with an onion. After a while I remove the chicken from the bones and put it back in. We add whatever vegetables we feel like and noodles or spuds or wild rice or white rice.
    This is a good way to use up leftovers. Sometimes I make home made bread, by hand if I'm ambitious or in the bread machine if I'm lazy or busy. I home school the kids and they love these lunches. They also like to make soup and bake bread.

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  5. Soup has 'it's days'. When it's cold and dreary outside and you feel like a dog that just wants to curl up in a cave, I must admit a good bowl of soup goes down well. It does take time and effort to make a good pot up though and it always seems to taste better the next day. Probably the best soup I have ever had was potato soup made by a little old lady. But will she give the recipe out? No!

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