Posts Tagged ‘soup’

This soup, adapted from the Best of Bridge series of cookbooks, was a staple when I was growing up. My mom used to make double batches and store the extra in 2L ice cream containers in the fridge, and¬†we would happily live off leftovers until it was gone. When we were little, my brother told me that finding the bay leaf was lucky — that idea has carried forward into my family lore.

Hamburg SoupIt is a hearty, inexpensive meal — a great way to stretch the food budget a little bit further — and is quick to throw together. Just be sure to leave enough time for it to cook! I like to serve it with fresh bread — there are many no-knead bread recipes that can be prepared over the same time frame as the soup.

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This is a family favorite and a cinch to double or triple if you want to make extras. (If making to freeze or can, though, add the uncooked orzo to the soup just before packaging to avoid it turning to mush!) Don’t be put off by the seasoning — it really works!

Meatball Orzo Soup

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This is a great way to use leftover squash to make a thick, satisfying soup with just enough spice to warm you up on a chilly November day:

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This recipe really surprised me. I love leek and potato soup but, while doing the prep work for this, was telling myself I was just making another complaint-eliciting meal for my boys. This recipe makes a big batch, so the intent was to eat a meal’s worth and can the rest for another time.

My kids surprised me! The middle boy gave it two thumbs up and the oldest asked for seconds — for kids that typically dislike soup, this was a pretty big deal! ūüėČ

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