Friday, March 04, 2011

recipes from the man cave

French onion soup seems to be the choice of people who don't really like soup. And in my experience, women tend to prefer soup more than men do, so men gravitate toward french onion soup more than women do. That's why it's a popular pub food.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

I love soup. I love everything about soup. What's not to love? For starters, making a pot of soup means you can clear all the leftovers from your fridge and freezer. You only need to use one pot. The more spinach, barley, noodles, pulses and carrots you add, the better it is. Throw whatever the hell you want into your soup! It's your soup, make of it what you want.

And a pot of soup simmering on the stove provides you with an iron-clad excuse to not leave the house all day long. "Come to Costco with you? Oh dear, I would love to, but I have a pot of soup on the stove. I can't possibly go anywhere until at least Tuesday."

I could easily eat soup every day, and when I eventually become a crazy cat lady, that's exactly what I will do.

What's your favourite soup?

16 comments:

Allison said...

great minds...i just wrote about soup too. ;) sadly, a soup disaster. favourite soup is hard to pick, but right now my least favourite soup is leek and potato.

and i'm not a fan of french onion.

John Mutford said...

Newfoundland pea soup.

Lucy DeCoded said...

I made beef stew this week and it was delicious. I think Curried Pumpkin Bisque is my favorite, though. I love making soup. It seems so easy to me and it always turns out good. Plus you get at least one more meal out of it.

I had to decline an impromptu invitation with a friend because I had a pot of soup on the stove, like you said. She did not understand and got really mad that I wouldn't go out. Some people just don't get soup.

umbrellalady said...

I love homemade chicken soup but only with a nice slice of warm, buttered, fresh bread to dip into it.

27thstreet said...

I like all kinds of soup too, including French Onion. I never make French Onion though. I mean I have, but I don't usually. It's best served in pubs.

I have a soft spot for home-made gumbo.

Wandering Coyote said...

I adore a good French onion soup - as long as it's properly done. I love soup in general and make lots of it myself. I love clam & seafood chowders, but I really hate anything pureed.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hopefully that won't stop you from trying leek and potato soup again, Al, because it can be very yummy. The secret is milk, but don't tell anyone.

Mmmm, how does that different from normal ... errr ... ROC pea soup, John?

I made a pumpkin soup for the first time a couple of months ago, Lucy, and it was delicious! Had black beans in it, too.
Hopefully your soup-hating friend is no longer mad at you for giving the soup pot precedence. But maybe you just can't teach soup.

It's been too long since I made bread, Kathy! But even without it, homemade chicken (or usually in my case, turkey) soup is pretty fine with nothing but a spoon.

I've never made gumbo, Mr Anchovy, although I made a pretty soupy jambalaya once that could probably qualify. It was surprisingly good for a goofed up recipe.

Chowders, yum! Not a fan of the pureed soup though, WC? You're saving it for your nursing home days, aren't you?

leazwell said...

At the moment it's a creamy butternut squash

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Comfort soup, Leazwell! Yum!

kelly said...

i love soup too. Last week I made a wonderful curry, sweet potato soup, it also had yogurt and coconut milk and raisins in.

Other favourites include, split pea, mulligatawny, leek and potato, cheddar and broccoli, chicken noodle, farmers sausage and cabbage....so many soups

John Mutford said...

Thicker, made with yellow peas, similar to French Canadian pea soup, but more veggies, salt beef and doughboys. Oh man, I'm hungry now.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Curried sweet potato soup? Oh man, I have to make that sometime, Kelly! That sounds amazing. I'm not much of a potato fan, but I love sweet potatoes.

Oh lawd that sounds good, John! Good thing I just finished supper or I would be gnawing on my own arm. Are doughboys like dumplings?

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

French onion soup.. sorry, I just drooled... Hey! I'd love to follow your blog but don't see a button - being the luddite I am, I need a button!!!! Great blog, btw.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Why, thank you, Cathy! I'm even more of a luddite apparently, as I still rely on the old school blog roll. I know some people do follow this blog, but I have no idea how they do so. Sorry!

L said...

I don't think there's a soup I would turn down.

And considering this time last week I was boating in bare feet and a bathing suit and now I'm freezing, I could really use some soup!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I do hope you have a few containers of homemade soup in your freezer, Lesley. Otherwise you might have to come up here and have some.