One of my favorite things to make is soup. Since it's getting chillier outside, this is the perfect time of year to cook up a batch. Most recipes make a large quantity, so freeze the rest and save for a rainy (or snowy) day! Here are some of the soups I've made so far this year:
- French Onion Soup--The first time I ever had French onion soup was in Paris. My friend Zach (American, not French) made it for me and some friends while studying abroad. Yum!
- Moroccan Harrira--This was inspired by the vegan Harrira that I had at brunch at Busboys and Poets with some friends in Northern Virginia. The main ingredients are chickpeas and lentils in a vegetable broth full of warm Moroccan spices.
- Chicken Noodle Soup--A classic.
- Beef Vegetable Soup--Another classic. This time I made the beef vegetable soup in the crockpot using the broth leftover from making a roast. It was super easy. I just added some frozen vegetables and spices.
- Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings--This was the first time I had ever made a creamy soup. The recipe came from the classic Betty Crocker cookbook.
- Chicken Corn Soup--Basically chicken noodle soup, but I added some corn and used orzo instead of noodles.
- New Orleans Shrimp Soup--A friend lent me a book on cooking beans. This recipe comes from that book. It includes onions, celery, pepper, tomatoes, shrimp, and beans.