Is it just me, or does a drop in temperature automatically trigger cravings for soup? Even though it’s not even cold yet by Canadian standards, nor am I feeling ill, there has been a ton of soup consumed in my house lately. As a kid, I remember eating mass quantities of this:
I also remember never wanting to actually eat the cooked noodles. In primary school, it was the cool thing to do to just pour the seasoning into the bag of noodles, shake ‘em up, and eat them in their raw, crunchy form. Being one of the cool kids (or so I thought), that’s what I did.
Maybe I overdosed on Mr Noodles as a wee kiddie, because they have absolutely no appeal to me now. Homemade soup, however, is another story. In browsing through recent posts, I have created and posted recipes for approximately four soups in the past month. (Check out the Recipes page for all of the soups below).
Today I’m adding one more to the collection.
This past weekend, the delicious smell of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup wafted my kitchen. One of the best parts of Thanksgiving feasts is leftover turkey, and my relatives sent me home with plenty of it this time around. Out of all the soups and stews of the last month, there’s just something about this one spectacular. Maybe it was the generous amount of turkey, the chewiness of the wild rice, the simple blend of seasonings, or maybe even the big dollop of Greek yogurt stirred in towards the end. Whatever it was, it made for one delicious bowl of hearty, wholesome goodness.
If you’re in a soup making mood this weekend, I highly recommend trying this recipe. Or, if you didn’t make enough turkey for leftovers at Thanksgiving and rice isn’t really what you’re looking for, have a look at some of these recipes from around the foodie blogosphere. These girls know their stuff when it comes to soup!
- Harvest Apple Soup from Jess at How Sweet Eats
- Spicy Acorn Squash Bisque from Jenna at Eat, Live, Run
- Pesto Vegetable Soup from Heather at Hangry Pants
- Chunky Corn Chowder from Callie at Callieflower Kitchen
What soups or stews did you grow up with? What are your favourites now?