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January is National Soup Month

I suppose it makes sense, January being dubbed National Soup Month.

It is this time of year where the winter begins to feel like it’s going to start dragging on. Everyone is a little burned out from all the holiday cooking. Perhaps your pants are fitting a little more snug from all those heavy meals and delicious goodies.

Soup is a warm and wonderful way to bring comfort to the soul….and lighten things up a touch after a couple months of over-indulgence.

Added bonus? Soup tends to stretch across a couple of meals (or easily feed a larger group) with relatively low cost AND unless you seek out a tedious recipe, soup is generally simple to toss together which makes it perfect for a busy mom-life.

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Favorite Soup Recipes Featured on 3 Under 3 in 15 Months @SimplyWriteous:

Hamburger Au Gratin
Ham Bone & Bean
Chicken & Wild Rice
Chili
White Chicken Chili

Tried and True Soup Recipes From Others:

Chicken Parmesan
Tuscan Sausage & White Bean

Perfect Soup Accompaniments:

-Garlic Bread or Sticks
-Sandwich or Wrap
-Quesadillas
-Salad
-Rolls (all the various forms) with Butter

Serve It All Up on These Adorable Soup & Sandwich/Salad Plates:

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Once the cooler weather arrives, I like to get a pot of soup onto the weekly meal plan. There are so many good recipes out there that we rarely see a repeat all through the cold weather months (and it is now that I’m realizing I need to do more showcasing these yummy creations here on the blog!).

And if you have a kid (or kids) who think they don’t like soup, here’s one of my favorite mom-hacks: drain the broth and serve the remaining meat/beans/veggies/etc. on a plate rather than in a bowl. This is is harder to do with super thick and creamy varieties but I’ve found lots of success otherwise.

Do you have a favorite soup recipe? I’d love for you to share! Drop me a note in the comments below!

Love and Hugs from Colorado,
-H

3 Comments

  • Carol

    Ingredients
    2 lb. bag of frozen home style or Italian meatballs(I use Trader Joe’s)
    ¼ cup Mama Mia Marinara Spice Mix. (Or use Italian spices to taste and a tsp or 2 of sugar)
    2 Tbsps. Onion (fresh or dried minced)
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    1 zucchini, (slice into ½ inch thick half-moons)
    48 oz. chicken broth
    2 cups water
    24 oz. tomato sauce
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1 package frozen cheese ravioli
    ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
     
    You can prep everything but the ravioli and freeze and cook in the slow cooker. I usually make it fresh because it’s easy and just add ravioli after letting it simmer for an hour and serve with Parmesan.

    If freezing ahead:
    Attach the label to a 2 gallon size freezer bag.
    Add first 9 ingredients to a 2 gallon size freezer bag.  Seal and “SMOOSH”.
     
    Cooking Directions:
    Place frozen mixture and raviolis to a slow cooker.  Cook on low for 4-5 hours. 
    If soup is too thick, add more water and adjust seasonings.
    Ladle into bowls and serve.

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