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Do your children like soup?

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IceCreamCastles Thu 15-Sep-11 15:18:39

If so which ones?

It's one of the few things that DD (2.4) won't try which is a shame because it would be such a useful lunch during the colder months.

Any winning recipes?

tethersend Thu 15-Sep-11 15:19:44

No. DD (2.9) doesn't believe it's food...

IceCreamCastles Thu 15-Sep-11 15:20:50

A lot of adults would agree with her!

mousymouse Thu 15-Sep-11 15:21:36

only clear broth
anything cloudy or creamy they don't eat.

roguepixie Thu 15-Sep-11 15:23:00

Yes, DS does but then he is 11. I do recall that he never used to like it when he was younger.

He loves tomato soup and my homemade chicken'n'everything soup - which is exactly what it sounds like: chicken, chicken broth and tons of veggies.

seeker Thu 15-Sep-11 15:27:46

I have noticed, and it could be my paranoia, that a child liking soup is a "good mummy" indicator on mumsnet " I just knew little Jocasta wasn't well when she refused her soup at lunch" " AIBU to not want dn to come round any more- he's such a picky eater , he won't eat my home made soup. My dcs love it and always ask for second helpings. The would rather have it than chocolate" "does anyone know wherebI can get a really good, preferable organic papa free flask for my dc to take soup to school in the winter?"

Hulababy Thu 15-Sep-11 15:30:15

9y DD likes soup, always has done. Infact just this week she chose tomatoe and basil soup with a ham sandwich for her dinner after school.

DD likes tomato soup best, but also likes some meat based ones too. These tend to be shop bought ones I have to admit, although she does like my homemade potato and veg one when I make it.

tethersend Thu 15-Sep-11 15:32:26

No, seeker, you're not paranoid grin

PeppaPigandGeorge Thu 15-Sep-11 15:33:21

No. She doesn't like it and won't try it if offered.

nickelbabe Thu 15-Sep-11 15:34:38

how is your soup?
is it a clear runny soup (that looks more like a drink), or is a thick creamy soup?

bluebump Thu 15-Sep-11 15:35:04

My 3 year old DS loves soup - he'll eat carrot, ginger and red lentil and leek, potato and watercress quite happily. I did make a cauliflower cheese style one which he did eat but wasn't quite so enthusiastic and he won't eat any of my winter veg style ones if they aren't blitzed with a blender a bit.

bruffin Thu 15-Sep-11 15:44:54

My dcs are now teens now but they have always loved my greek chicken soup which is a family recipe. Basically it's chicken stock, rice, bits of chicken thickened with an egg and flavoured with lemon.
DD 14 on sunday favorite lunch/snack is a tin of vegetable soup.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 15-Sep-11 15:48:33

DD likes some homemade soups - esp ones with a lot of pearl barley in.
She also likes the tomato and pasta 'soupfuls' but the clear winner is Heinz Tomato.

roguepixie Thu 15-Sep-11 15:54:16

grin as seeker. I don't think it's paranoia. The one-up-man-ship that can exist is amazing at times (not necessarily on MN, of course)- with people trying to outdo each other with how much stuff their DC apparently shun because it is not organic or homemade. However, I can assure anyone that DS would rather eat chocolate in ANY form than virtually any other food, especially soup grin.

roguepixie Thu 15-Sep-11 15:54:39

at, not as. good grief ... focus focus focus

Ds(7) loves soup, has been know to say 'I love every type of soup as long as my mummy made it'. He takes it to school for lunch in a flask.

This would quite possibly make me a smug mummy, except that dd(3) has been know to say that 'Soup stinks of poo' and 'Soup is the most rubbish food in all the world'.

So I conclude that some children like soup, and it is not really down to the soup or the mummyingwink.

IceCreamCastles Thu 15-Sep-11 15:55:12

grin seeker. I've failed miserably then.
I'd be reasonably happy if she showed some affection for Heinz tomato as at least that would be a way in.

The soups I make and like myself are thick ones with 'bits'.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 15-Sep-11 15:57:08

Yes, they like soup, because it's easy to shovel in I think.

nickelbabe Thu 15-Sep-11 16:00:09

thick with bits.

maybe that's the problem.

have you tried it thick without bits?
I personally hate thick soups that have bits in - it's a texture thing with me - if it's a thin soup, i expect there to be bits in, but a thick soup should be smooth, so if a thick soup has bits in, it makes me feel sick.

might that work?

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Hullygully Thu 15-Sep-11 16:04:26

Mine don't because it isn't fried.

But I make them eat it anyway.

Ormirian Thu 15-Sep-11 16:06:26

Yus. Gallons of it.

DS2 tends to prefer tinned soup - ungrateful little bastard!

munstersmum Thu 15-Sep-11 16:07:26

Seeker DS once asked me to make a brussel sprout soup - do I win a sticker ? grin I did with much chicken stock. I thought it was revolting. He would however always choose chocolate breakfast, lunch & tea if it was on offer.

Pleeease do not take away any sticker for the use of tea instead of dinner.

Avinalarf Thu 15-Sep-11 16:07:45

My 2 yr old will eat any soup, but 6 yr old is uber-fussy and only eats heinz tomato soup.

niminypiminy Thu 15-Sep-11 16:09:27

Um <trying desperately not to be smug> DS1 will eat almost any kind of soup. However <hoping this is going to save me from charges of one up womanship> it is the only form in which he will eat any vegetable or potato (or indeed, anything except meat). But guess what? DS2 will not let a drop of soup pass his lips.

Jack sprat would eat no fat, his wife would eat no lean...

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