The French introduced asparagus to the Vietnamese, who promptly incorporated this classic vegetable into their cuisine. The Vietnamese word for asparagus is "Western bamboo," due to its resemblance to bamboo shoots. This is a nice, light soup that my whole family likes. I can't always get my hands on white asparagus (it's so expensive) but I've use green with no problems. Posted for World Zaar Tour 05.
An old family recipe from St. John Lutheran Church member, Lillie Kauitzsch, Bartlett, Texas. A much better taste than store bought. I also remember my great-grandmother making noodles like this when I visited her in Oklahoma, many moons ago. Preparations time is an estimate.
This is very different from French Onion Soup. The broth is very clear and smaller rounds of bread float on top of soup. Adapted from Schoener Essen magazine, translated from the German. Perfect choice for a dinner party.
I know what you're thinking....another potato soup...that's what I thought too until I tasted it. This is good served with "Jiffy" cornbread muffins, especially on cool autumn nights or cold winter nights. Positively a comfort food. This recipe is from a lady that I worked with at school.
This recipe was given to my MIL by her Great Grandmother, who immigrated from Poland. I swear this soup has magical powers, as it has nursed my husband to health from countless colds, flus, and even a total hip replacement!! This also freezes very well, so make in advance of flu season!
Mushrooms and vermouth - who knew they'd taste so good together? Very good, broth-based soup where the mushroom flavor really shines, since there's no cream or milk. It's also vegetarian but could be made vegan (substitute olive oil for butter and vegetable broth for chicken broth). We usually have this all year round, but like it especially to start a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Especially nice since you can make it in advance! Adapted from "Colorado Cache".