Sunday, January 18, 2009

Two Great Wintery Soups

And what do you do when it's cold and snowy outside? Do you bundle up and head out to play or are you more like me...hunker down for the duration. Which ever you choose, at the end of the day, you'll be loving some soup to keep you warm.

Today's pot was full of whatever I had trips to the grocery store for me. Some chipotle smoked turkey sausages from Butterball (healthy choice if you're going for meat), some Jacob Cattle beans, I had soaked earlier in the week, the heel of some Manchego cheese, a couple of sprigs of thyme that naturally dried on my counter, the last of the cremini mushrooms plus a handful of dried porcini, a can of Muir Glen organic diced fire roasted tomatoes. They have some awesome looking recipes on their site that I must try soon...but I digress.

Anyway, it smells delicious and my taste testing tells me that we'll be very happy supper time with my Easy To Do Hearty Bean, Sausage & Mushroom Soup.

Earlier in the week I made some Roasted Butternut & Garlic Squash Soup from a la di stasiowhich was so good, but everyone finished before I got a chance to take any photos. Oh well, next time, and believe me....there will definitely be a next time, I'll take a photo. Recently I wrote about her book and some other great dishes I've already tried.

What's your favorite soup for a cold wintry day?


Authentic Seacoast said...

Great soup recipes, Ruth. A popular winter soup we make at DesBarres Manor Inn is a sweet potato soup with Nova Scotia maple soup. The Chef adds a bit of brandy to give a distinctive flavour. You can get a copy of the recipe here:

DesBarres Manor Inn Recipes

Ruth Daniels said... that's my idea of a great addition. One of these days, I definitely have to visit DesBarres Manor.

Authentic Seacoast said...

We look forward to welcoming you, Ruth!

Rachel said...

I guess lentil soup is my favorite go to soup for providing inner warmth on a blustery day. The WHB #166 roundup is now posted if you would like to stop by and check it out. Thanks for sending that plate of Peruvian Parsley Salsa.

Hillary said...

I was looking for a hearty soup to make - thanks Ruth!

Ken said...

I like the way you just kind of throw things together for your soup. A sign of a true chef or experienced home cook.

Ruth adding brandy to a Sweet Potato Soup Recipe sounds like the missing ingredient.