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Recipe by Windy1950: Bean Soup With Salt Pork Good soup. Doubled the recipe. It simmered up in 1 hours time. Strange. Didn't figure out where to add the chicken broth. I'm sure it would have tasted much better than it already did with the broth added. Used Mesquite smoke and a half pound of hamburger 'cause that's what I had on hand.
LOL Egads, Points, thanks for the heads up on the chicken broth. Now that I think of it, I can't remember whether or not I put it in the last time I made it; probably not, because I haven't made or bought stock in a long time. I know it was good, so I'm going to edit that item out. Thanks for the review and the rating.
Recipe by Silverqueen: Hearty Beef And Beans This is a baked chunky beef and bean SOUP. I really didn't care for it. Looks pretty in the bowl but has a lack-luster flavor about it. I would recommend other spices to jazz it up a little. Not sure why the author spec'ed to layer the ingredients seeing the end product is a thin soup. A dutch oven simmered on the stovetop would result just as well. A thickener might help along with other spices to make it hearty. I used a beef butt for the stew beef and made from scratch navy beans. At a minimum needs salt. Added pics to the recipe. Use a drip pan if you bake this in a 2-quart dish.
Recipe by Ahebert: Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup/saved VELVEETA ALERT!!!!!! VELVEETA ALERT!!!!!!!!! All you Velveeta snobs, leave this recipe alone. All else enjoy this rich, thick, flavorful soup. Used "from scratch" enchilada sauce and tortilla strips. The "optional" salt seasons the soup just right. Doubled the recipe just fine. Topped the soup with tortilla strips, cheese, and a dollop of sour cream.
Recipe by Elgourmand: Guidos Portuguese Bean Soup/saved A nice bean soup. Never made it with cabbage before. Didn't have Portuguese sausage or plonk. Subbed thick cut fatty smoked bacon. Lots of flavor. Doesn't need much extra salt. Sassied it up with a piece of cornbread. Made a pic.
Ha! This was on my list for the next soup.... which was gonna wait til soup season, but changed my mind and it's on the list for today or tomorrow... beans are in process. I just don't wanna wait til we're not pushing 100 for this one. It's not 100 in the house,and I'll use the slow cooker, too, so it's a go!
Recipe by Charity: Butter Bean Soup/saved I liked the light and delicate soup taste, not as the title blurb "rich and creamy" decrys. Had to make some changes. No cubed ham; used bacon, diced up and rendered 'till almost crisp. No red potatoes; used russet. Used Lima beans fresh from the garden. Used home made condensed cream of celery soup. Needed some salt and pepper when done. Doubled up on the spices. Take an immersion blender to the potatoes if you want a thicker soup. Made a pic.
Recipe by Chefmeow: Chicken Corn Soup This is a soup that tries to be chicken and dumpling with corn added. The chicken flavor is there. I used thighs. Simmered them about 45 minutes before chunking out the meat. The dumpling crumbles were simply hard lumps. I suggest using a little baking soda or powder to give just a bit of a lift to make it more palatable. This soup looks more like a stew with the ratio of solids to liquids. Wouldn't hurt to use a little more stock to make it more soup-like.
The little red and green bits seen in the pic are a couple of sweet bell pepper butts that were looking for a home.
Recipe by Jemison: Ministrone Sicilian Style I'm a fool for soups on the short end of a pay check, even in these dog days of August. Check the spelling. It is a minestrone soup (spelled ministrone in the title, that way if you do a word search for it you will be able to find it) that is hardy with good flavor and fairly easy to make esp. if you use a food processor. I liked the sweet peppery taste and aroma of the basil touched with Parmesan cheese. It will keep you warm during the winter months and put a sweat bead on your forehead if you make it during the summer. I must admit I used 2t dried basil in place of the 2T fresh. Made pic for the recipe.
Recipe by Enewsome2: Healthy Hearty Lentil Soup Tasty lentil soup. My soup turned out exactly as the posted picture, although I did add some green bell peppers. Made a fresh loaf of Italian bread for the occasion. There was an ever so slight hint of crunch to the lentils at 35 minutes. Nothing that an extra 10 minute simmer time shouldn't cure.
Recipe by Mbeards2: New Orleans Chowder/saved It's soup weather once again. This chowder has a little heat to it and warms you from the inside. It's veggie soup with spices added. Nothing wrong with the flavor or heat. Mother doesn't like it because those peppery spices land on her tonsils and gives her a fit. Yes, an octogenarian and then some with tonsils. Used Basic Vegetable Stock for the stock in the chowder. Couldn't see discarding the veggies from the stock so I doubled the chowder recipe, in a sense, using the veggies and extra water from the stock. Did both the flour thickener after sauteing the veggies and used a immersion blender sparingly in step 5 to get a nice thick chowder still with chunks of veggies. Took a lot of willpower to keep from putting some garlic in the mix. Posted pic on recipe.
Recipe by Rottman: Pasta And Chickpea Soup/saved It will warm you up, but that's what soup does. Nothing special about the flavor. It's a bean/veggie soup made in chicken stock. I'm curious why the veggies and beans have to be simmered in a couple cups of the stock for an hour. Everything was sauteed in the first couple of steps. The veggies get plenty of simmer time once the pasta and the rest of the stock is added. I added a handful of chicken that gave its life for the stock back into the mix. Chicken, pasta, beans, veggies. That's a chicken noodle vegetable soup in my book. Added pic to the recipe.
Tons of flavor! I used an already prepared chicken rub and had to used dried basil. I cut the chicken stock down to 6 cups, but the orzo really does suck it up, so next time I'm sticking with 8. The colors in this soup are pretty! My 18 month old that hardly eats anything LOVED this!
I was a little scared of the chopped tomatillos going INTO the meatballs. It made them super moist and DELICIOUS! I got totally side tracked while making these meatballs and I forgot to add the rice :( BUT I threw some in the soup to make up, even though I think it would have been awesome in the meatball. I cut back on the chipotle peppers a bit for the kiddos but I think they could have handled the full amount. The bacon adds a VERY nice flavor to the broth. Loved it!
I threw this in my slow cooker in the morning, ran my errands, and came home to a delicious smelling house! I pureed mine as smooth as I could get it. My arm even was starting to hurt lol! I didn't listen to your directions cause I was being stubborn and threw the cream cheese in cold. Wish I would have listened to you. It never would fully melt and there were small pieces throughout the soup. Didn't hurt the taste, just the look. Topped mine with extra cheese and some green beans for color ;) 5 stars!
Recipe by Kennadylovley: Rainy Day Soup/saved It's a well flavored soup. Used 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Wouldn't use any more pepper than that. But dang! I forgot to add the peas. That's OK, I added some celery and green sweet bell pepper tops that I had set aside for another use when I made stuffed peppers last week. I find the recipe destructions somewhat nebulous on the pot size and amount of water. Don't think 1 tsp flour does anything to make the soup thicker. It would have to be at least 1 Tbsp. And you don't need any water to make a slurry to keep the flour from clumping as the hamburger and onion saute will adsorb the flour nicely. Sauteed the onions first then added the garlic, all 4 cloves, and sauteed until fragrant, then added the hamburger. Made mine in a stock pot. Put the diced potatoes in a bowl of water as I was processing them to keep them from browning up. The water and potatoes went into the stock pot and that seemed about enough water to make a soup. Eyeballed it was about 3 quarts water. Would have issued a 5-star rating if the destructions were a little more precise. And it rained this morning. Good enough excuse to make the soup.
Recipe by DetroitToyko: Hurry Up Chicken Noodle Soup/saved In honor of three days of almost freezing weather I threw this soup together. Who doesn't like chicken noodle soup! A nice savory flavor. Doubled the recipe, added raw chicken, and simmered it out like I was making chicken stock. Wouldn't you know I forgot to buy the broccoli!
Recipe by DetroitToyko Hurry Up Chicken Noodle Soup A nice tasty soup is always welcome at our table. I added more carrots b/c we like them and cooked the chicken in the stock. The addition of garlic really adds a great robust flavor to this soup. I did not have star pasta but used orzo instead and had some asparagus which was leftover, so I added it also. A nice easy versatile soup which didn't last long at all! The next time I make this it will be in a much larger batch. Thanks Dahlia, once again another great post:-)
Recipe by Winslow1204: Navy Bean Soup/saved It's a well flavored soup, even with the skimpy salt and pepper measures, with lots of ham. There are some issues with the destructions but you can figure it out. Took 2 hours to simmer and could have used another half hour, but it was done enough for a hungry stomach. Got my meats worth out of this recipe. Used chicken stock for the water. All my stores didn't have ham bones so I used a marrow bone (cow). So it turned out to be a cock-a-oink-a- muah-muah-moooooooooo soup. I put the veggies in with the meats to simmer to ensure they were not in the least crunchy. Plenty of diced ham to chew on here. I did a small chop instead of dice. That said, there is nothing wrong with my dry navy beans. The last batch of navy beans, out of the same bean container, I cooked up per destructions on a baked bean recipe were less than spectacular.
Recipe by Xeero: Vegetable Soup Puree It's a soup, a little uninspired. Not sure why it has to be pureed. An immersion blender for a few seconds will thicken it up and still leave nice chunks for the soup. It's heavy on the potatoes and has a little too much carrot. I threw in an onion and a stick of celery and a couple of garlic cloves. Probably would be a good soup for the colder season. Probably would add something to cream it up a little. Maybe cream cheese or heavy cream or sour cream and maybe a little vinegar.
I was not feeling well, so soup it was! This hit the spot!! I had to leave the celery out, didn't have it, and added the hot pepper sauce just to my bowl at the very end (maybe a little heavy handed? lol) so the kids could eat it. Caiden absolutely LOVED it, yay he got some veggies in him! Anyway, this was smooth, creamy and delicious! Thanks Keni!!!! Oh and I remembered to soften my cream cheese :) Lesson learned!
Recipe by Tuilelaith: Lammas Harvest Holiday Soup Aka, Harvest Pepper Soup Good flavor and coloration. It's a veggie soup. Only used 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning. Could have used both of them. Typo on the sage. Should read 1/4 tsp instead of cup. I like my veggies soft. Sauteed them with the onions. Also some missing language in the fresh basil line. Floated a pat of butter in my soup bowl.
Recipe by Midgelet: End Of The Season Tomato Soup Good tomato-ey flavor. Nice touch with the diced tomatoes added in at the end. Only thing I didn't like is the thinness of the soup. It did thicken up just a little with the addition of the roux but I think it could be a little thicker. I like a soup to cling coat the spoon. I'm not talking about gravy but just a little more thickener in it than what is called out. Good cold too.
Yummy! My dad used to make the Campbell's bean and bacon soup for me and my sister ALL the time when we were little and we loved it! My taste have now changed, lol, and I feel homemade is probably for me (not knockin it I just like homemade)! I did a couple of things different just by sauteing all the veggies first and then adding them to the slow cooker and threw in a couple cubes of bouillon out of habit for soup :) Yay...great way to bring up childhood memories (even if out of a can;) but luckily my kiddos got the homemade version!!!
Took the cue and sauteed the veggies too. Beans were cooked through but I did run the crock on HI for a couple hours in the middle to be on the safe side. Didn't S&P until afterward. I'm still up in the air whether early salt causes tough beans. Couldn't really taste any smoke flavoring. Used trimmings from a pork loin instead of bacon.
Dynamite Garlic Soup By Good4U This is an awesome Cool weather soup. Boy did it make my kitchen smell good! Super garlicky! Will fend off vampires for miles around. I used 6 cups of homemade broth instead of the 8 that was called for just because I wanted a slightly thicker soup. I used whole wheat bread cut into cubes instead of white french bread and I used minced garlic from a jar instead of garlic cloves crushed. I also did not add the eggs at the end simply because I gave it a taste and loved it as it was. Perhaps I would have ended up with little eggy bits in it if I had have added the eggs and that probably would have been nice too. Lovely, lovely recipe.
Roasted Tomato Soup by Wynnebaer Sooooooo yummy! Roasted fresh garden tomatoes, garlic, onion, oregano....what's not to love! I did not add the cream nor did I run the soup through a sieve. Loved just like that.
Thanks so much Janet for the wonderful review and pic:-) Dynamite Garlic Soup Whisking in the egg in quickly makes the soup thicker and smooth with no noticeable eggy bits. I suspect it is because of the starch from the bread and oil in the recipe making it a roux at the end sort of thing? I am most certainly pleased you enjoyed it:-)
Recipe by Sjbenoist: Mushroom Ragout With Polenta Not exactly a soup recipe. More like a stew in consistency. Good enough to be included in this soup string. I loves me my 'shrooms and garlic. Polenta gives it the stick to your guts feel. Not sure what I was supposed to look for in waiting the ~8 minutes while the corn meal was cooking as the polenta got thick after ~4 minutes. Recipe is easy and quick. I would add more S&P next time. Doubled without trouble.
Recipe by Grizzlybear: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Nothing like chicken noodle soup when the weather turns. It's a good tasty soup. Made it really home made by brewing up the chicken stock out of an assortment of backs and other parts that were saved when cutting up chickens. So it's not breasts and thighs as the recipe spec's out. Still just as good. Used vermicelli too instead of egg noodles. My ratio of solids to liquid was off a little 'cause it turned out on the hardy side. Added more salt and pepper. That's probably because of my recipe adjustments.
Made the Dynamite Garlic Soup by Good4U, last reviewed in this string 3 weeks back. It's a quick and easy soup that will keep one warm during the day and blood level on full at night. Didn't add the extra garlic at the end, as I didn't think I could get my family to eat it with the raw garlic flavor. I did saute the garlic in the oil to let it bloom. Added some colby-jack cheese as garnish. Sure hated to cut off the crust. Guess the birds have to eat too. Minced it up for them and scattered it about. Unless there is a problem with the recipe in leaving the crust on, I would think that using the stick blender would incorporate the crust pieces just fine and not bruise my frugal ways.
Thanks Points, I am so pleased you liked it! I have just been going by the original recipe for years and have no problem with anyone leaving the crusts on at all! The cheese garnish is a nice addition as well. I just love that word slurptastic what fun!
Recipe by DetroitTokyo: Curried Yellow Split Pea Stew In A Crock Pot Made my forehead a little shiny. For those with less tempered mouths, you should cut back 1 teaspoon of curry and or cumin. Like the sweetness the carrots bring. The 2 tsp salt is on the money. This would be good with some stew meat or pork. It's a hearty warm you up stew. Didn't have to simmer it for the last hour with the top off. It was plenty thick. If one is using yogurt it should cut the heat somewhat and you can go full bore on the spices.
Made Frankieanne's Slow Cooker Bean And Bacon Soup last night and LOVED it! An awesome recipe. I did not saute the veggies ahead of time. I used Hickory Liquid smoke and I could taste it in the soup. I did throw in three envelopes (maybe equalling 1 tbsp.) of chicken bouillion powder. Totally enjoyed this. Hubby went back for seconds. :)
Made the Rosy Onion Soup recipe by Keni and reviewed by ML2C four comments antecedent. It's a quick and easy recipe. I felt kind of cheap opening up cans and warming them up. Although there was a little satisfaction cutting and sweating the veggies. A pound of 'shrooms leaped into my shopping cart which was a sign to drop them in the soup too. Store didn't have the spicy V-8 but I did have a half jar of medium heat salsa lurking in the fridge. It went in the pot to try to add a little heat to the soup. Not sure why anyone would make this in a crock pot since the onions are sauteed to bring out their sweetness and that's the only thing that needs to be cooked. It's too easy and quick to make this on the stove top.
Recipe by Psychickaraoke: Corn Pepper Chowda A little on the thin side for chowders. Maybe you could blend up more of the potatoes before adding the corn or maybe some corn starch. Used whole kernel corn. Probably could have used half whole half creamed. Warmed me up on this day that started with frost everywhere. Doubled the recipe. Only used 1 jalapeno de-seeded and de-veined. Could have used another one. It's easy to add more, a little more difficult to take it out. Good flavor. Four stars only because the chowder was a little thin for a chowder.
Recipe by Jo_jo_ba: Leek And Potato Soup This is a very VERY thick soup, more like a chowder or creamed pea soup in consistency. Interesting flavor combining leeks and parsnips. Really couldn't taste any flavor enhancement by adding salt, so after the first few additions I quit adding. Warmed me up nicely.
How 'bout that! Read right by the 2%. Used regular evaporated milk. And my can was only 1 1/2 cup so I made up for the rest with water. Didn't use the low sodium broth either. Couldn't justify using it then using salted butter and seasoning to taste at the end. Think it's the author's attempt to manipulate the per serving numbers. Truth be told, I forgot to remove the bay leaves. Didn't see them floating on top, out of sight out of mind, so my immersion blender did them in with the rest of the soup.
It's not often I get to make one of Jo_jo-ba's recipes. I've wanted to lots of time but her special ingredients would balloon my feed bill too much filling my pantry with lightly to never used items. I have enough of those.
I know what you mean about pantry items. I've gotten a lot better about that lately. I have a whole pantry full of stuff I may or may not use...and it takes up A LOT of room!! I cringe every time I open up my pantry.... That soup looks good! I just made potato soup, but I'm putting this on the list for eventually :)
Recipe by Neoncrucifiction: Roasted Tomato Soup It's a good smooth tomato soup. Not a heavy roasted tomato flavor but still good. Added a little extra salt. Had to roast the tomatoes an extra 20 minutes to get them soft. Used fresh Roma tomatoes, that's what is usually in the cans. Roasted them then processed them through a food mill to remove the seeds and skin. Used an immersion blender after the simmer time to make sure the onion was well blended. Used a larger casserole dish too. Mother had a second bowl. That's high praise from her. Added a pic to the recipe. Maybe the author can use my pic until she can take time to make her own. Garnished with a little dry basil flakes and some extra sharp cheddar.
This was a quick, easy and tasty soup. I made a couple lil changes by using a couple different types of cheese and by adding a few dashes of hot sauce with the ham. It's a cream base soup, and I love the addition of cayenne or hot sauce to cream soups. It doesn't make 'em hot, it just boosts the flavor. :-)
And, I used chicken stock instead of water/bouillon cus I just don't have or use bouillon. So, I did add a bit more salt, too. And, I suggest a good bit of fresh ground pepper, too... it really works well.
I saved a lil of the cheese to garnish, along with chives, at serving
Recipe by KimCorcoran2: Vegetable Beef Soup A warming soup with good flavor. Destructions need a little tweaking. If done on a stove top, the hour and a half boil time on medium should be done on simmer to keep any liquid in the pot. My soup turned out a little more rustic than the authors due to lack of instruction on how to prepare the optional veggies. Seasoning was good. Author could have meant to use diced tomatoes but trying to interpret the instructions I used whole tomatoes. Author also uses the term "medium" as a setting for the crock pot. As far as I know there are only HI, LO, and WARM settings on a crock unless one has one of those new fancy digital adjustable power crocks. So I'm thinking the author, in two instances, used medium when referring to a LO or simmer setting. Good thing the soup turned out well, even after having to add more water and adjust the temp down to a simmer to complete the recipe.
I used the slow cooker for this and it worked great!
This is another "off board" friend of mine, so I was happy to see him post his first recipe!
He's got lil ones and I can see them loving this soup/stew/chili. IT's very mild and the added veggies are always a good thing to get kids to eat up the good stuff!
I did use ground venison instead of chicken since I JUST made my own chicken chili. It worked great, here. I used mostly corn, as I don't have a lot of fresh veggies, which added to the already mild flavor, so I did up the heat a bit, and added plenty of fresh ground pepper.
I pretty much doubled this recipe(used 1.5lbs of venison) and prolly added a few extra mushrooms. I used 1 each of mini sweet red, orange and yellow peppers. Also adding to the sweetness.
Black beans are our favorite bean, and we loved them, here. I don't use them in my "traditional" chili, but they're always great with corn and tomatoes, so perfect fit.
I also don't have ketchup in the house, we just never use it, but I do have Heinz(of course ;) chili sauce which is basically a "spicy ketchup", so I used that.
I served it with creama and chives.... grated cheese would be a nice addition, but we didn't wanna take it TOO far into chili territory. But, that said, I did serve it with cornbread crackers. hehehe
Recipe by Sosousme: Lindys Ham And Bean Soup A very nice soup indeed! Lots of flavor. Put a little too much water in it so I didn't try to blend up half the beans. It was still great soup anyway. Used smoked hog jowl for the ham bone. I like this soup a lot.
I just bought some beans from the farmers market called mayocoba beans, never heard of them but they are yellow small beans. May use them in this if I can get some good ham bones from the meat market. I will add the actual ham though separate from my bowl or pick throug. Can't stand the texture of meat right now, it's been so long! Like the pic PSO!!
This was on the thin side for me, but it did have good flavor. I tried to keep it as organic as possible since some of the things I used was from my garden and some were from the farmers market. Potatoes would have been great pureed in this, to make it thicker. I didn't have the fresh marjoram so I used dried, and at the end topped with a couple green onion slices and some grated cheddar cheese. Overall a nice recipe!! Sorry the pics a bit messy, I was hungry and didn't feel like wiping down the bowl lol!
Color!? Would have thunk it would be a little more green. Must have used a whole lot of cheese! You're right about the potatoes or knock out some of the liquid. Maybe add in a little organic butter at the end for a more luxurious finish.
Recipe by Ecualombian: Holy Week Soup/saved Thick and hardy as advertized. Good flavor. Used 1 Tbsp salt and 1.5 tsp pepper. Unique way of putting a bean recipe together. Not sure of the whys behind it. Had to add 2 cups water, twice, while simmering. Soup does get very thick at the end. Found I had to ad a half hour simmer time to get the Limas done and probably could have used another 15 minutes on top. Almost tempted to throw a pound of ground round in the mix. Stayed true to recipe with the exception noted. Added pic.
By: Tyeargin Loaded Potato Leek And Bacon Soup/saved Very good soup! Never had leeks in potato soup that I recall of. I added some beautiful yellow, red and orange carrots I found that needed to be used up. Also used milk instead of half and half. Added some cheese on top along with some extra bacon. This is delicious! Did lot's of garlic, but none roasted
I cut the half & half in half, hehe ;) (personal preferance) and used about a cup or so more chicken broth. This was very comforting, especially with it being rainy and dreary off and on for days. Oh, I snuck in some shredded zucchini too :P 5/28/13
By Anecia0904 Polish Dill Pickle Soup OH MY GOODNESS! AN AMAZING SOUP! LOVED! I pureed the potatoes, celery and carrots once they were cooked through just personal preference and then added double the amount of dill pickles. My soup did curdle a wee bit when I added the sour cream. I didn't add any additional salt as I found the chicken bouillon cubes and broth added enough salt already. If you love Dill Pickles, you must make this soup. :) Totally adding to regular rotation.
This sounds like the ingredients from my white chicken stock with about 5 more ingredients added. I'll try to remember this one next time I'm simmering up a chicken. Might as well do what the recipe says then add back in the chicken after it is boned.
Recipe by Jo_jo_ba: Chicken Tortilla Soup A very warm and hardy soup with lots of textures and flavor. Doubled the recipe BUT left the chili powder, cumin and paprika at the single recipe amounts. It was just right for us. Mother says she licked the bowl. Couldn't find any ancho or jalapeno powders so I left them out. Probably for the best because of the small amounts used in the recipe and that would have the entire bottles of spices to take up space in my pantry for years to come. I don't often get to make Jo_jo_ba's recipes because of the unusual ingredients. This is a great little recipe and it came timed just right as it was in the mid 40s overnight. Used one of the breasts from Poached Chicken And Superb Stock and the stock which turned out to be exactly enough for the doubled recipe. This is a cross between a chicken and chili and vegetable soup.
Probably would have to get a dried green jalapeno, scrape out the seed and membrane and whiz it up in your spice/coffee grinder. I hear that grinding up some rice afterward will pick up all the chile oil and other residue left behind in the grinder. Same for the ancho which is a dried poblano chile.
Wonder if that rice trick works good enough to have a grinder doubling as a coffee/spice grinder? Just curious for all those people with one for each...I like to use a mortar and pestle and don't drink much coffee anyway, but my SIL has a million grinders, for different things...drives me nuts!
Recipe by Asmith: Hamburger Potato Soup/saved Great comfort food for this chilly day. Recipe comes out exactly to spec. For the cream soup base used: Condensed Cream Of Soup Mix by Atokadawn. Left the skins on the potatoes and carrots for a more rustic soup.
Thanks for the heads up on the cream of soup mix! I bookmarked it to put together when my jar of base runs out. Also bookmarked this thread...we are year around soup lovers! Tonight's menu is golden onion, I swear the reason my husband wants me to make beef roast is for the onion soup that always follows using the leftover broth. :)
This is my first real homemade soup. Even down to the chicken stock. Took me a couple of days. Made the stock Sunday with plans to make soup Monday. I started to get things ready and I forgot to take chicken out of freezer. Finally got around to it tonight. Almost missed tonight, too. Anyway, this was great. LOVE homemade soups. Thanks, Griz for leaving another great recipe behind
Recipe by Nativeprincess: Giadas Chicken Stew/saved A good hearty flavorful warm you up so the cold don't bother so much stew. Made a couple small subs: 2 Tbsp dried basil and bouillon. No crusty bread so crackers had to do. Not sure what's meant by "until the chicken is almost cooked through". Followed directions at 15 minutes, flip, and 15 minutes more. Opened up one breast and it almost looked pink in the middle with clear juices. Think that's acceptable. Mother finished her bowl of stew before I finished mine. Used Jo_jo_ba's tomato paste recipe which imparted a great deal of flavor. There's barely enough liquid in this recipe to keep the breasts submerged and especially not when the flesh starts to draw up while cooking. Guess that's why one has to flip the breasts half way through.