Soup de January is coming to an end! January is the perfect month for soup; it’s filling, warm, and fairly lazy to make. Which is perfect, because I feel cold and lazy. I now have a fully stocked freezer full of soups, and they’ll be good to eat for at least the next few months. I bought some deli containers from Amazon that are perfect portion of soup. Soups make a great lunch to take to work!
Before each month’s theme begins, I make a list of all the ideas I have that relate to the theme. I take suggestions and always find a few other ideas throughout the month – making a pretty good list! For soups, I had 17 ideas! I ended up making 10 different kinds with one more planned. Many of these are “remakes” of my favorite foods – pizza, enchiladas, Reuben sandwiches – and all of these were amazing as soup!
I made these flavors – recipes are linked, changes I made are noted:
- Black bean soup with chicken – my recipe, coming soon!
- Reuben soup – I used half of all the ingredients except beef broth; I used 32 oz. I also used 2% milk instead of heavy cream. And I added celery.
- Enchilada soup – I used my own fajita chicken recipe (coming soon), and shredded pepper jack instead of mozz.
- White chicken chili – my recipe, coming soon!
- Traditional beef chili – see my blog post for the recipe!
- Buffalo chicken soup – I used slightly less chicken broth for a thicker soup. Extra bleu cheese made this even better!
- White chicken lasagna soup – I adapted this from Carlsbad Cravings and will type it up eventually!
- Orzo & Meatball soup – this one thickens up a ton when refrigerated and may need extra chicken broth.
- Pizza soup – I cooked up the pepperoni before putting it in the soup, and I used homemade tomato sauce because I had it.
- Pickle soup – borrowed from a friend!
- Tomato soup – I’ll be trying this recipe on Friday (which is February!!) to serve with the perfect accompaniment to lead into February’s theme! I usually make tomato soup in the fall with the tomatoes from my garden, but this recipe uses canned tomatoes. Smitten Kitchen is one of my favorite blogs so I have no doubt this will be amazing.
I didn’t get to these soups:
- Cheeseburger soup
- Split pea soup
- Zoupa Toscana
- White bean & sausage
- Sausage & tortellini
- Philly cheesesteak soup
- Baked potato soup (I did make this last November!)
- Corn & chicken chowder
I also paired these soups with fun things (and a lot of broccoli)! I made rosemary focaccia for the white chicken lasagna, Cuban sandwiches with the pickle soup, and marbled rye bread for the Reuben soup. Also, I even matched my pickle soup to my pickle socks!
My favorite new recipes were the pizza soup and white chicken lasagna! Both were thick and satisfying, which is how I prefer my soup. Which flavors are you most likely to try?
Stay tuned for February’s theme!