Potato & Corn Chowder
Here’s another favorite – chowder. I have been trying to find a recipe for cheesy chowder that I tried 8 years ago, and this one came pretty close. It’s another great slow cooker recipe and it tastes amazing.
I love chili! I especially love Wendy’s chili, but I am trying not to eat fast food much anymore (for health AND financial reasons). So I decided to make up my own version of this chili and I think it turned out pretty good. I cooked this in the slow cooker and came home to the most delicious smell!
Mac n’ Cheese Soup
I made this soup with buffalo chicken “fries” for some friends last week. Essentially it’s macaroni and cheese with a lot of sauce, and they call it a soup. But, it’s tasty!
Taco Soup / Chili
I’ve had this recipe in my file for two years! I seriously need to go through that thing and start trying some of those old ones I’ve had saved. This one turned out really well, but honestly I’d call this chili, not soup. Either way it was perfect for a rainy day. Plus it was one of the fastest soups I’ve ever made.
Split Pea & Ham Soup
I finally got around to making this soup and 1) it was easy and b) it was delicious. I would do it without the cream on top, but that’s personal preference. I also cut the ham really big but that’s more a matter of laziness than personal preference. I also had to fight with my blender to get it smooth, but that’s because I had the blender put together wrong. I admit I didn’t like this soup as much reheated as leftovers, so it’s one I’d divide the recipe and just make less. I ended up with about 10 cups of soup when I made it.
South African Corn & Tomato Soup
I don’t know why, but for years I never made soup. I think I thought it was hard, which is funny now that I make them. Soup is so easy. It’s filling, good for you (usually) and I am constantly finding new ones to try.
Last week we were having beautiful sunny and warm weather and I was ready to pull out the short sleeves, skirts and sandals. And then this week the storms hit – lightning at work yesterday; today was full of wind and rain and was just plain miserable. I blame that stupid groundhog who lies.
But lying rodents are a whole different post.
As I drove home one thing kept running through my mind – I want soup. I really want soup. I had been planning to make this recipe “soon” but hadn’t picked a day (my weekly menu planning has been a bit loose, but starting Sunday it’s going back on track) and I figured today was the day.
This recipe is so easy to make and super delicious. The best part is the surprise melty cheese at the bottom of the bowl. Yum.
Senegalese Peanut Stew with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes
I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this stew. 1) I’ve never eaten African food before and b) the list of ingredients is odd. Green peppers. Sweet potatoes. Ginger root. Cayenne pepper. Peanut butter. Spinach. All together in a stew. But I gave it a try and guess what. It’s delicious.