In the NE we have very long winters. Soups and stews are a maninstay in any cook's kitchen. They are also budget friendly and make for a fun family meal. Soups and stews are similar to a long, slow country hayride, you know the best part is happening with every step or taste. I hope you enjoy the recipes in here. I know my family does. The bokk will evolve as I experiment with more recipes from this fabulous site.
This is for my DH for the wood he hauls and the outside work, and for starting my car on freezing mornings. It is a fast and simple soup to warm the cockels in a hurry. This isn't a soup you slave over, it really is a quik soup to warm anyone up on a blustery day.
Wanted a substantial and healthy dinner for a cold night. Also wanted something where my hands were free to do bread and other cooking. Here is a different kind of stew recipe, little savory, little sweet. Enjoy it with a crusty bread and salad for a rounded meal.
Excellent use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey meat. Like many people, I have spent countless hours searching for unique and appealing ways to serve left-over turkey for the several days that followed our huge Thanskgiving feast. After trying several different soups and stews, my husband and I combined all the things we liked best about our favorite recipes and came up with this wonderful turkey stew recipe. It's our favorite, and the only turkey stew that we even eat anymore.
This is a wonderful Barley soup made in the Slow cooker, but using the microwave to have in ready in 3 hours. Feel free to add any other vegetables that are available. As you can see no need for oil or butter.
This comes along with clean out your freezer week. I made this soup for my family this weekend and it went over bigtime. Young and old liked it and I made it vegetarian style. It can be made with meat (chicken or beef) but due to Lent it was veggie. (makes a huge amount) Freezes well. Recipe can be reduced proportionately.
A friend of my F-I-L gave this recipe to him and he says it not only is delicious, the house smells cozy and warm. Can't beat that description. Super easy and quick, serve with crusty bread and salad or famous grilled cheese sandwich and you have a hit for dinner or lunch.
This is not your average hamburger soup. I was planning to make chili (which I also did) and decided to make 4 lbs. of hamburger. I had a head of cabbage and some extra veggies left from last garden pick so here came the soup decision. I am tasting it now before I post because I wanted to make sure the flavors came together well. THEY DID! Dh loves these surprises.
Today we are awaiting an ice storm (again) so after grocery shopping I needed to make a quick dinner that was hearty and warm. (just in case we lose power like they are predicting)
Delicious and filling according to my DH and DS.
A thick, hearty, and satisfying New England-style clam chowder that has been especially well-received by all who have tried a creamy & delicious bowlful. I prepare it using clams from the can and bottled clam juice, which are what's available here in landlocked Utah.
I really like recipes that make use of frozen mixed vegetables -- I feel so virtuous eating them and have none of the work preparing them.! And this one has frozen meatballs, too. Talk about ease-of-preparation! Recipe from TOH.
Hearty winter fare. Don't forget to serve feta cheese and crusty bread alongside. Note: although it is not traditional to have veggies in this soup here in Greece, I always put a couple in, simply because they taste good. I have carrot and potato on the ingredient list here, but I also often use some minced celery and maybe a smallish zucchini.
This recipe is from a Weight Watchers meeting. It is so quick -- I ate it daily when I was on maternity leave with my second son. If I am making it for the week, I just empty the cans into a plastic container and warm up 1 serving in the microwave. I have also made it using frozen corn and mixed vegetables.
Those who enjoy this may also be interested in #57009 - "5 cans and a jar".