It rained here this weekend, so Baby Bee and I decided to make soup. And by make soup, I mean we made batches and batches of soup. (Technically, I should say batch, batch, batch, batch, and batch. But doesn't batches and batches sound better?)
We started off with an easy one and doubled it! We made Cheddar Broccoli Soup from this cookbook....
It's so easy and yummy! But, having this tool makes it so much easier to make.
After cooking the broccoli, I just plug this little red hot baby in and it purees all of the broccoli. (Baby Bee took charge of this job and frankly, she did a better job than I usually do. I think she enjoyed it so much because it was almost like playing!)
Then we tackled Italian Vegetable Soup from one of my prettiest cookbooks.
The photographs in this one are so inviting. I love it's "twin" cookbook too - Gooseberry Patch Get Togethers.
In fact, we're having that one for dinner tonight along with some French bread I'm sprinkling fresh grated Parmesan cheese on and then broiling it.
After that, we made Baby Bee's Favorite Soup - Clam Chowder. It's also from my Williams-Sonoma Soups cookbook.
I've had to adapt the original recipe to use canned clams (please don't let Chuck Williams know - he might not ever let me shop in his stores again). I promise to share that recipe with you soon. But, I didn't take pictures so it will have to wait for another day.
The next on our list was the Chicken Tortilla Soup from my latest cookbook.
We followed the recipe exactly and this moved up into Baby Bee's Top 5 soup recipes! Another easy and delicious recipe!
And finally, we tackled Susan Branch's Corn Chowder recipe again.
Now you might be asking, what are those Sweet Bee's going to do with all those batches of soup?
Well, we're going to save them for a rainy day - literally! (Or more likely for a busy weeknight when I don't have time to cook, but Worker Bee or Baby Bee could heat the soups up on the stove.)
Thank you Deep Freezie!
|Ummm.....this is NOT a picture of our freezer - just in case you were wondering. Ours is filled with muffins and croissants from Costco and - drum roll - frozen soup!|
You help keep us supplied with nutritious and delicious homemade meals!
(Should I be admitting in a public forum that I nickname everything? Including my appliances???)
Now.....which soup would you like to enjoy with us?
I'm pretty sure we could fit another bowl on the table for you.
Thanks so much for buzzing by and for your kind comments. It's such a delight to see you've dropped in for a visit!