Imagine the setting.
It is a cold winter day. It’s below zero. You’re running home from school as a child as you bolt through the door, with your fingers feeling like they’re about ready to come off, your mother says to you,”Sit down, I’ll make you a nice hot bowl of soup”. While it doesn’t necessarily need to be below zero to enjoy a bowl of hot soup, there is not any doubt that nothing beats it when you feel like you’ve been living in the North Pole. And if you can not decide what kind of soup to have in order to warm up, this article offers up a few suggestions.
According to older mom’s tales, not only is this kind of soup good for warming you up but it’s also great when you have a cold. Of course we are referring to the popular chicken soup or chicken noodle soup. A whole book could be written on this kind of soup but the basics are pretty easy. Chicken soup, homemade that is, consists of chicken broth and seasonings. You get the broth once you cook the chicken itself. Of course if you’re too lazy to cook, there is always Campbell’s Chicken Soup. You can find these in many varieties, including their Chunky Soups, which contain some great chunks of chicken.
But chicken soup is not the be all and end all soups. Well, they don’t have to die too long because there are more than sufficient varieties of soups to keep even the most finicky person happy.
A large soup for throwing in things like little hot dogs and salami is pea soup. Pea soup has a very thick texture, unlike most other soups. If you are not a lover of veggies, especially peas, then this is most likely not a soup you’re going to need to try as it has a very distinct flavor. You are probably not going to want to handle making this from scratch. Campbell’s has a very good pea soup which you can add your own salami or hot dogs to.
On the other hand, if you like your veggies, then a good vegetable soup is most likely something that you’ll enjoy. The great thing about these soups is that you can pretty much put anything into them that you like such as celery, carrots, lima beans and a lot of other vegetables. A good vegetable soup could be a meal by itself.
And of course you have got your mushroom soup, clam chowder, both New England and Manhattan style, Lentil soup, a Jewish favorite, tomato soup, which is great with rice and even pumpkin soup.
Yes, there are plenty of soups to maintain any soup lover more than content.
Imagine the setting.