The temperatures have finally fallen below 60 degrees overnight, which means mornings are chili and evenings cool down much faster than they used to. Now I have to decide which soup or stew to make that will “ring in” the new season.
Soups and stews are my favorite meals to make because:
A) They can be made in one pot, meaning less dishes later on to deal with!
B) Many can sit on the stove for 30 minutes or hours, depending on how much time you have
C) For our two person family, soups and stews provide leftovers that can be eaten for lunch the next day (or two, or three)
I have plenty of ideas that I’ll add to the Solid Gold Eats recipe listing this year, including minestrone, taco soup and creamy versions that don’t require canned “cream of” soups. Until then, here’s a roundup of my recipes and those of my friends that hopefully inspire you to pull that dutch oven onto the stove and get cookin’!
Solid Gold Eats recipes:
This recipe comes with a short story. Last year, Huffington Posts’ Taste section reached out and asked if they could post a photo of this soup along with a link to the recipe for a list of breakfast sausage recipes they were compiling. I said heck yeah! and since then, this soup has been one of my most visited recipes ever.
John’s creation, this soup was so good, I couldn’t NOT blog about it. Creamy and velvety, lovers of potato soup must try this one.
This stemmed from my desire to use swiss chard more. Adding leafy greens to your soups sneaks in veggies for your kids and provides a nice pop of color to an otherwise monotone soup.
This isn’t an original SGE recipe, and I only provide the link to where you can read what the original recipe says, but I posted it as a blog because I believe that good food should be shared no matter what. I hope the pictures inspire you to try this yourself!
Recipes from others:
Hidden Veggie Tortellini Soup from Queen of Free
Queen of Free uses a blender to “hide” the veggies in the soup from kids or any suspecting individuals who may not eat it if they see it. She even gives a funny look into how NOT to use your blender!
Cream of Chicken and Brown and Wild Rice Soup from Basilmomma
This comforting, creamy soup can be on the table in half an hour. She suggests that if you want to add celery and carrots you can, but by the request of her children she opted out. I enjoy recipes where people give you options on how to make it!
Beef & Barley Stew from Katie Unscripted
Katie actually posted this recipe and I secretly hoped she’d let me share it in this roundup. I love barley and am always looking for a beef and barley stew. I’ll be making this one this week!
Stout Beef Stew from Tamre Mullins
Tamre knows a lot about craft beer, especially how to cook with it. I’ve had this stew before and I can attest that it is delicious. Follow her website for more information on craft beer and cooking.
Liz’s Canned Chili from Eternal Lizdom
Ever had Wendy’s chili? There’s something about it that makes people want to recreate it, and that’s what Liz did with her Canned Chili recipe. She’s also a supporter of our awesome local company, Red Gold Tomatoes!
So that’s a wrap up! I hope you enjoy these recipes and visit their websites to find other awesome recipes to make in your kitchen. Enjoy!