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Season of mists and mellow soupfulness....

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Witzend Thu 24-Sep-20 08:51:23

It felt sufficiently autumnal yesterday - grey and wet - for me to dig out some frozen ham stock and make a big batch of thick, main-meal soup, to use up some of a mass of veggies. Ate some, some in the freezer.

Today I was going to do similar with some chicken stock out of the freezer, but it’s sunny!
Will still do it, though, since the stock is now thawed.
Anyone else feeling autumnally soupful lately?

ninathenana Thu 24-Sep-20 09:09:44

DH has made two large batches of his famous tomato soup so far this year. There are more tomatoes to harvest so I will freeze that batch of soup.
We are having casserole tonight, which signifies autumnal weather to me.

MiniMoon Thu 24-Sep-20 09:30:06

I made Italian courgette soup a couple of days ago. I had courgettes and parmesan cheese that needed using up. DH doesn't really enjoy the courgette soup I usually make, but this recipe was a bit different as it was thickened with egg.
It was lovely.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 24-Sep-20 09:32:46

Last week we had celeriac and apple soup - not bad.

This week butternut and carrot.

MawB2 Thu 24-Sep-20 09:40:38

These all sound lovely - and inspirational. I can’t be the only person who is not-so secretly tired of salad!
I fancy a big pot of chicken and lemon soup (basically just chicken soup with a dash of lemon juice and a scraping of zest which just lifts it)

Jane10 Thu 24-Sep-20 09:58:45

I made celery soup on Monday. Simple but just what I fancied.

Rosalyn69 Thu 24-Sep-20 09:59:51

We have soup year round for lunch unless it’s very hot weather. Carrot and celery at the moment.

Greyduster Thu 24-Sep-20 10:01:19

DH likes making soup. His signature soup is bean and bacon. If you chuck some pasta in, it’s a passable minestrone! I like to have lots of chicken soup in for the winter for when cold and flu strike. I think it has magical properties! Though maybe not magical enough this winter.

MrsRochester Thu 24-Sep-20 10:04:22

Just finished a big batch of good old smooth root vegetable for the freezer. Have leeks and chestnut mushrooms coming next week for the next. Delicious with strong cheddar stirred through,

Grandmabatty Thu 24-Sep-20 10:05:56

Butternut squash and sweet potato soup with ginger, garlic and cayenne pepper. I made that at the weekend and it's in the freezer. I love stick to the ribs soup like lentil. I've been making soup all summer but now making slow cooker casseroles for the freezer too.

Jaxjacky Thu 24-Sep-20 10:06:17

I’m cooking a ham hock in the slow cooker on Sunday, lots of stock should be left over for soup.

Chewbacca Thu 24-Sep-20 10:31:11

I made a huge pan of tomato and smoked bacon soup at the weekend, using home grown tomatoes. Just gorgeous with home made fresh bread.

Pantglas2 Thu 24-Sep-20 10:56:50

I’ve never added lemon to my chicken soup Maw, must try it!

I have add a soupçon of Thai red curry paste to butternut squash soup though WWMK2 and it was very warming......🤪

Grandmafrench Thu 24-Sep-20 11:03:51

Butternut squash soup and Courgette soup with Parmesan are particular favorites. Carrot and Parsnip - another. Soup for lunch feels like proper lunch and makes wonderful kitchen smells!

gulligranny Thu 24-Sep-20 11:04:34

I've just bought a bag of onions as I have a fancy for French Onion Soup, one of my favourites at this time of year.

Chicken soup with an Asian twist is another fave, plenty of garlic, ginger and chilli to give the old immune system a bit of a kick, plus good old Leek & Potato.

DH has asked for Minestrone or Cock-a-Leekie, so they will be on my list to try out later.

Grandmafrench Thu 24-Sep-20 11:05:45

Thank you iPad, but I much prefer the English spelling of ‘favourites’.......

Riverwalk Thu 24-Sep-20 11:16:57

What a lovely thread title! smile

Very timely - just been rooting around in the bottom of my three drawer freezer and wondering what to do with the bag of diced beetroot. I've put in the slow cooker with red onion, garlic, seasoning and a glug of olive oil.

I shall crumble feta cheese on top when serving.😋

EllanVannin Thu 24-Sep-20 11:28:04

I've got a lovely ham shank in the freezer ready to make my thick pea soup, using soaked peas, ready cooked, and an onion and that's all. A cheap and very nourishing meal which does me a couple of days along with ham and mustard sandwiches in between. That'll keep the cold out !

When there's been a leftover of ham I freeze it to add to omelettes with mushrooms or ham and asparagus filling in pancakes. Quite versatile meat.

My other favourite is hot-pot which does for hours in the oven, the longer the better with some decent neck-end of lamb.

Someone mentioned lemon chicken---lovely. I've only ever poured the thickened lemon over roast chicken but haven't added it to soup, but will do in future.

I could eat these now grin Lovely grub !

Oopsadaisy4 Thu 24-Sep-20 12:57:29

I’ve just made chicken and vegetable soup. Mainly leftover veggies from the bottom of the fridge, but I add a heaped tsp of chilli flakes.

I’ve whizzed some up and frozen it and DH will have the ‘stew’ version for lunch, he wants dumplings but he’s on a diet......I might let him have a slice of Nimble.

sodapop Thu 24-Sep-20 13:07:05

I'm looking forward to my first soup lunch of the season, my favourite lunch by far. Like Gulligranny I love French onion with a cheese crouton.
I will eat any soup as long as its not white and doesn't have cheese in it.

grannysyb Thu 24-Sep-20 13:20:31

I eat soup every day for lunch, even in very hot weather, but rarely eat bread with it. I make minestrone, tomato, courgette and chicken. Love the pressure cooker!

downtoearth Thu 24-Sep-20 13:22:58

Have had spicy parsip and carrot for the last fee days,tomorrow will make roasted butternut and red pepper and red onion with sweet potato soup tomorrow

DiscoGran Thu 24-Sep-20 14:42:54

I love soup, especially the thick vegetable sort. I also often add a tin of chickpeas or mixed beans, and a slug of tabasco to liven them up in the cold weather.

Witzend Thu 24-Sep-20 14:47:00

Used my chicken stock to make a big pan of minestrone earlier. It was just going to be the usual veggie thing but since I had a lot of fresh basil, a tin of tomatoes, and a couple of handfuls of orzo pasta...

Chopped/shredded green veg will go in shortly before we eat. I was tempted to make some garlic bread to go with it, but nobly desisted. Will have plenty of grated cheese with it though.

Greyduster Thu 24-Sep-20 15:05:01

When I was posting on the cookery book thread yesterday I remembered a little book of recipes a Dutch colleague gave me years ago because it contained the Dutch pea soup recipe her mother made and I had had eaten at her house. It was cooked with a ring of smoked sausage in it and was hearty and absolutely delicious. That should cheer the winter up!