Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Warm Up

Last night I boiled all the chicken (and ended up with about 6 quarts of broth/stock).  I also chopped up carrots, celery and onion.  All in the hopes of making soup a quicker endeavor today.  And was it ever!  I chopped up red skin potatoes, put them on to boil, added the ingredients from the other night, and while that cooked I sauteed up some portobello mushrooms.  In less than an hour we had a huge pot of soup ready to go!
Yummy Stock!

All done!

Bon Appetit! 

What is your favorite winter time soup?  Any spring soups you are looking forward to next year?


  1. I love any pureed vegetable soup. Lately my favorite has been roasted butternut squash soup from the cookbook 'From Simple to Spectacular' (but you don't really need a recipe - just roast chunks of butternut squash with garlic, maybe onion? in the oven, simmer in some chicken broth, puree. This year I've realized what a difference it makes to use the heavy-duty blender and not just the hand blender. Pure, creamy, smooth! (and kind of healthy to boot).

    I also love this vegetarian chili, which tastes much better than it sounds, or looks. It is perfect:

    Just like you I boil every ounce of bones to make stock. If we make chicken wings that have the extra bit on them, I even use that. It's so great having stock at hand!

  2. That looks great! I'm partial to creamy tomato soup as the winter staple.

    Also, one of your prior posts (on the house blog maybe, the one with the peek into your fridge) inspired me - I bought Pelligrino the other day :-)

  3. I love cream of puree curried veggies:cauliflower, carrots and onion and curry powder. Sooo good with a crusty baguette!

  4. My that looks delicious! What a perfect meal for this crisp, winter evening.

    Usually, I make a vegetable soup with whatever is left in the refrigerator and add beans and fresh herbs - I LOVE soup! Lately, I've been making a pureed tomato bisque with (way too much) heavy cream and butter.

    Kalee, I found your blog from a link at "Euro Chic," another one of my favorite daily online places to visit! After perusing the posts, I'm definitely adding this blog to my bookmarks, as well as your new site, "Une Maison Chic."

    You are lovely, your writing is delightful and the photos are excellent. You are creating a beautiful (and delicious) sanctuary in your new home. No wonder that handsome guy of yours is always smiling!


  5. I am not a very good cook, so I am sad to say that my favorite soup is Panera's Creamy Tomato. I once found the recipe online and tried to make it myself, but that attempt failed miserably. Today it rained/snowed in my town and all I wanted was a nice bowl of soup. Too bad Panera was nowhere in sight!

  6. I love soup of all sorts, so your comments have definitely inspired me to come up with some new ones!