There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup to warm your soul. The combination of ingredients you can mix up is virtually endless. Plus, many recipes can be adapted for different dietary needs and desires. If you do not feel like cooking, several kinds of soup can be found at your local grocery or convenience store, served up in hot food displays for your convenience.
Baked Potato Soup
Saute onions in a little bit of butter. Add chicken broth and sliced or chunked potatoes. To save time, you can used canned potatoes. Cook until the potatoes are soft, then add a brick of cream cheese and stir until melted and combined. Offer toppings like bacon bits, cheese and green onions. This is comfort food at its best.
Vegetable Beef Soup
This is a great way to get kids to get their vegetables! Coat pieces of stew beef in flour and sear. Simmer the meat in beef broth for at least two hours with chopped onions, carrots, celery and any other vegetable you like. To make this even more hearty, add noodles or barley during the last half hour of cooking.
Sopa de Fideos
Blend onion, diced tomatoes, garlic and cilantro together into a sauce. Saute fideo pasta or other small noodle in a little bit of oil to toast it. Be careful not to burn it! Add the sauce and a few cups of chicken broth to the pasta and simmer for about twenty minutes until pasta is cooked to your liking. This dish is a south of the border treat!
No matter what your tastes are, there is a soup for you! For a change of pace, switch out the protein or vegetables in your favorite kind. Serve with some bread and you have a complete meal. Dinner is served!