I love soup, especially homemade soup filled with goodies and especially when it is cold and snowy outside, like it is here in northeastern USA where I live.
When I make soup, I always make up a big batch to last me for several days. I also like to have enough left so I can store some away in the freezer for later on. I like soups that qualify almost as stews, jam-packed with meat and veggies and with some rice or pasta included for that extra goodness and comfort.
Easy to prepare
If you are a soup lover like me, give this absolutely delicious soup I made last week a try. Not only is this soup delicious – it is also very easy to prepare. I used canned broth rather than making my own stock and I also used some canned and frozen veggies that saved me considerable time slicing and dicing.
Six 15-ounce cans of chicken broth
Three 15-ounce cans of diced tomatoes
One 15-ounce can of whole kernel corn
Lots of diced fresh celery and celery leaves
Cubed frozen sweet potatoes (I added about half a 10 ounce bag)
One-half pound ground beef
One-half pound ground turkey
Precooked white rice
Parsley, salt and pepper to taste
Heat ground beef and ground turkey in a little water in a large pot until cooked through.
Add all remaining ingredients except the rice. I add the precooked rice toward the end of the cooking process.
Simmer for a few hours, stirring often. Feel free to add more broth or tomatoes if you want. All ingredients are adjustable to amount, taste and desire.
I often substitute pasta for rice in my homemade soups. As I don’t like squishy soft pasta, I cook the pasta separately and add it to the soup shortly before serving.
This hearty soup is ideal for both lunch and dinner, whether served alone or with a sandwich, some buttered bread or some cheese and crackers. Serve this soup to your kids with a grilled cheese or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and they will be very happy, never realizing how many nutritious ingredients and veggies they are actually eating!
Note: All the ingredients I used in my soup are “approximates” and can be varied according to your taste.
I am a freelance writer and have written for several online sites over the years. In addition to writing on a wide range of topics from serious to humorous, I was also the Haiku Site Specialist for Helium.com, which site is no longer in existence.
I am retired from my position as Program Manager in the School of Business Career Center at a state university. In that position I counseled undergrad business students in resumé writing, conducting a job search and also the interviewing process. I was also responsible for the center’s quarterly newsletters and informational publications.
I have many hobbies in addition to writing. I have a small antiques business and have been selling my wares in a local antiques shop for over sixteen years. I also enjoy crafts, especially knitting, and have sold hundreds of mittens and hats in local shops as well.
I studied classical piano for ten years, starting at the age of six. Although I never pursued a career in music, I do enjoy tickling the ivories every now and then.
In addition to my own writing, my cat Mildred is also a writer and is fairly well known online. You may find some of her writings here as I’m willing to share my site with her if she feels the need to write.
Both Mildred and I are looking forward to making new friends at Writedge and hopefully running into some old friends as well.