Lipton Soup

On a cold day, who doesn't like a good bowl of soup. Well maybe not that soup.

Whats your favorite recipe for soup?

Lipton Soup 1956
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I like how the onion soup is a crock pot recipe. I definitely don't use my crock pot as much as I should.
Agreed! Perfect thing on a cold night like this where I am. I wonder where to get smoked haddock.
My variation was after the crock pot, was to still put it in the oven with the cheese on top. That way it was more traditional and good!

But agreed, my pressure cooker and crock pot are hardly ever used. Its nice to find uses.
I love green pea soup but that looks like the soup from the orgy scene from Conan the Barbarian.
My favorite soup is to take a cheap piece of beef (if you can find such a thing) and cut it up into bite-sized pieces. Boil in a stock pot of water with some chopped onion, salt and pepper, and a few Wyler's Beef Bouillon cubes. Let it boil awhile and skim the scum off the top and then add whatever random stuff you have in your fridge or pantry. It never comes out the same way twice but it's always good. The last time I made it I added cut-up baby carrots, sliced celery, a can of whole-kernel corn, a can of kitchen-cut green beans, a can of diced tomatoes (with the juice). Towards the end of the cooking time I added a drained can of peas.
I like Progresso Chicken Noodle. lol. I don't have one, I don't cook.

For reals tho, I love my mom's chicken noodle. It's perfect in every way. Waaah, I want some now...

Edit: I forgot, I have made soup before! Butternut squash and carrot bisque. Yummm. Kind of like Alton Brown's.

Edited at 2012-02-12 05:44 pm (UTC)
I can just imagine the grainy texture and the unseasoned, papery flavour :(
I have a rotten cold and it's freezing cold outside so I go for homemade Chicken Noodle. Measurements are sheer guesswork as I usually just throw in what I like and it makes a LOT of soup. But it freezes beautifully.

Rinse clean 1 fresh raw chicken and place in a large stock pot. Cover with water, put the lid on and boil for an hour while you chop the vegetables. Remove chicken when the meat starts to fall off the bones. Then add roughly...

2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped onion
3 or 4 chopped green onion (scallion)
2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped carrot
Good dash of kosher salt

Let boil on medium for another hour. Meanwhile, remove chicken meat from the bones and set aside. When vegetables are done add the meat plus about 3 cups of dry egg noodles. Cook another fifteen minutes or so until the noodles are done and the meat is warmed all through.

Voila! Eat. Enjoy. But remember, this is the family sized recipe. If you want to half or quarter the recipe for just yourself, I recommend using dark meat for the best chicken flavor but if you only have white meat add a chicken bouillon cube.

They used to serve this as a starter at Doc Hopper's Restaurants!
Ew, that pea soup just looks gross.

I could go for chicken noodle, though. I just had chicken noodle soup! hehe My Mom's potato soup is pretty nice too.
My favorite is a very simple chicken noodle soup that my significant other makes (because my cooking blows).

Chicken stock in a crock pot. Heat that up while you sweat some carrots, celery and a bit of onion in a pan with olive oil. Pop that in crock pot when tender. Cut up some boneless breasts into bite-sized chunks, brown them in same pan using olive oil...pop them in crock pot when done. Add some green onion (cause it's pretty) in crock pot. Let cook for a while then when almost done, add some dried oregano (fresh is way too strong) and let it cook a bit and add some egg noodles at same time. When noodles are done, so is soup.

Yeah, this isn't very accurate but he never writes anything down and I've actually half-assed this recipe myself and it came out great! Just season it to taste with salt and pepper and it's really really good. We use the chicken STOCK from Costco NOT the broth. Or he makes his own stock but he's an overachiever and I'm lazy.
My favorite soup recipe is one I found online for Vegan Navy Bean Soup.

(As for the ad, I'm not so fond of green pea soup, and I'm even less fond of it when it looks like paint.)
Gosh, I have a million favorites, but probably my most recent new favorite soup is cream of radish-leek-potato. It's just the thing for the very beginning of spring when radishes and overwintered leeks are most of the farmer's market. You make it just like you would a leek and potato soup with cream - saute your chopped leeks in butter, add chunked potatoes and radishes, and then near the end add in the radish greens, simmer briefly, add cream, puree and re-warm without boiling. It turns out a wonderful pale green color and is just the thing after a winter of heavy greens and brassicas.
At first glance I thought this was an ad for paint! "New Benjamin Moore Pea Green!" Come to think of it, the halls of my elementary school were about this color...
. . . which was probably a lead-based paint. And the flaking paint chips probably tasted better and were less toxic than this stuff.
I'm not big on soup as a meal, so my favorite is good ol' trashy Campbell's tomato, made with milk instead of water. Fill a coffee mug 1/3 to 1/2 full of crushed saltine crackers, fill with soup. Optional grilled cheese sammich garnish. Voila: tomato chowder.
My fauxbro/best friend has been perfecting an amazing recipe for a basic chicken soup, with onion, garlic, celery, carrots and parsnips, served with a bowl of matzo balls and a bowl of noodles, to add as desired.

That, however, is almost certainly paint. Pretty sure I saw a hospital ward painted that color once.
I usually don't follow a recipe. I make my own stock from roasted chicken and turkey "frames" (the culinary term for carcass) and then just add whatever veggies I have on hand plus either rice or noodles.

I also like Hambeen's 15 Bean Soup using a ham bone. Good nom noms!
I also like the line "Remember - soup tastes best when it's fresh home-cooked." So don't blame us if you were too lazy or incompetent to cook and everyone complains about the shitty soup. We warned you!
Ugh, I hate split pea soup. Matter of fact, I hate peas in general except for snow peas and the occasional fresh uncooked peas.

I like veggie stew with dumplings. I make it a little different every time, but the basic idea is: saute an onion and garlic (maybe cremini mushrooms), add a bunch of veggie broth, carrots, celery, maybe parsnips and/or celeriac and/or already-cooked white beans like great northern or cannelini, pepper, a bay leaf. While it comes to a boil, I make a batch of biscuit dough, maybe with a wee bit of dried parsley added. I turn down the stew to a simmer, and I plop golf-ball (or smaller) sized chunks of dough on top of the stew (trying to have them equally spread out), cover, and cook slightly longer than the time it would take to bake biscuits in the oven.

Don't use Bisquick. It's too sweet for soup dumplings, I don't care what the box says.

My boyfriend love this. He's not normally a huge fan of my cooking, but if tell him I'm going to make this he gets pretty happy.
My favorite soup is potato-leek (I think I had like... three bowls of it the first time I tried it?), but I am not sure where the recipe we have is.

Oh! And broccoli-cheddar. But I haven't had any that wasn't A. canned, B. from those packages of ready-mix soup powder, or C. from Sweet Tomatoes (buffet salad bar-type restaurant, sometimes called Souplantation I think). The Sweet Tomatoes kind is REALLY good though.
I really do like pea soup, but that stuff? Ick. It looks like a bowl of latex paint from some 70's retro color selection.