With the cold weather forecast for the next week, I'll be having soup for lunch. I love homemade chicken, leek and garlic soup. Sometimes I add some carrot or red pepper just to make it look pretty. What is your favourite soup, tinned, homemade or from a carton?
Ham and lentil soup made in my soup maker. I was given the soup maker a couple of years ago and resisted using it for about 6 months as I thought it couldn't do a better job than my big saucepan and hand blender but I was wrong. Smooth soups are just so much smoother.
Ham stock Red lentils Carrots Onion A few chunks of cooked gammon.
20 minutes later - bliss in a bowl. It's on the menu for when Snowmaggedon strikes next week.
Pea and ham - made by boiling a joint of gammon in water with some peppercorns and then adding a potato and an onion to the cooking liquid and when soft adding a load of peas - blend with a stick blender and add some of the gammon back in. It’s delicious and bright green - my sons call it witch’s soup!
Celery & Stilton (I don't even like celery but it's delish!) Carrot and orange Tomato & red lentil
And soup for tomorrow is sweet potato and red lentil with a hint of curry. I had it at my friends house and though dubious at first (curry isn't really a favourite of mine), it was so delicious I'm going to make it tomorrow.