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Soup your dcs love

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winkywinkola Thu 30-Oct-14 14:47:31

I reckon one supper a week could be homemade soup with bread and cheese.

Except my lot are fussy. Is there a soup that is a winner with most children?

iwantgin Thu 30-Oct-14 14:50:05

Poopy Soup. Always a winner here. grin

Veggies- carrots, onion, tin of tomatoes, garlic, swede
Red lentils or Yellow split peas
stock

boil like billy ho - then blend. Check seasoning. I like to add chilli to all soups.

healthy and fills 'em up.

5ChildrenAndIt Thu 30-Oct-14 14:52:10

Minestrone gets eaten (tbh - its basically pasta & sauce made into soup!).

They used to be v good at Lentil Dhal/soup - but they've gone off it.

Chicken noodle soup works.

5ChildrenAndIt Thu 30-Oct-14 14:53:09

My childhood fave was pea and Ham....mmmm ... With homemade croutons

winkywinkola Thu 30-Oct-14 15:01:25

Poopy soup?brilliant.

Will try em all. Thank you.

iwantgin Thu 30-Oct-14 15:12:43

How about home made tomato soup?

i don't like canned tomato soup - but love my own home made version.

I roast some tomatoes, and a bit of onion and garlic in the oven. Then make up some stock using the marigold veg bouillon powder- blend it all together. Really easy, and tasty.

dreamingofsun Thu 30-Oct-14 15:52:16

leek and potato and potage creccy (carrots and parsley and onion)

How are they with spices? I make a spiced lentil soup which goes down well. Tbh though, they like most soups if they are blended - they are less keen on 'lumpy' ones, unless it's a Thai noodle one.

Turquoisetamborine Thu 30-Oct-14 16:23:02

We all love cheese and broccoli soup. I use the BBC recipe. Oh and serve with a cheese scone.

DesperatelySeekingSanity Thu 30-Oct-14 16:31:24

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fallingdownrabbit Thu 30-Oct-14 16:36:08

chicken and sweetcorn is the only soup all will eat reliably.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 03-Nov-14 00:49:15

Smooth leek and potato with feta on top gets no complaints here. Though I could probably put feta on anything and my DC would eat it!

Turquoiseblue Mon 03-Nov-14 06:32:28

Parsnip n ginger goes done well here -4-5 parsnips
2 carrots
1 potato
Sautée an onion, 2-3 cloves of garlic and grates ginger (I use about 4 cm piece for a definite ginger taste, use less if you don't want it as strong )
Add in all the chopped veg and sautéed for another 5 mins, add in stock, boil, blend and yum grin
Chop all up

confusedandemployed Mon 03-Nov-14 06:37:26

DP does an amazing spiced butternut squash soup with creamed coconut. We all love it, including 20mo DD.

KalindaSharma Mon 03-Nov-14 19:59:24

Well, one of my children adores lentil soup (it's a simple recipe I got from the Guardian family section, google 'Edna's Lentil Soup'). I think she could eat it every day.

The other one hates it, and all soup.
Take from that what you will. grin

Stillwishihadabs Mon 03-Nov-14 20:05:06

Unfortunately I don't think there is a one size fits all. Ds loves "orange soup" (squash/carrots roasted with garlic and blended). Dd likes clear soups like minestrone or chicken noodle. We alternate.

TyneTeas Mon 03-Nov-14 20:11:23

My daughter's favourite is potato and bacon

tyne-teas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/bacon-and-potato-soup.html

Home made tomato goes down well too

tyne-teas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/tomato-soup.html

My mushroom hating kid won't eat this any more since she discovered what my 'brown vegetable' soup actually was though

tyne-teas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mushroom-soup.html

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 03-Nov-14 20:44:55

DS's favourite is my chunky Chicken, Bacon and Lentil Broth

- 2 or 3 chicken thighs, skin removed, on or off the bone
- 125g smoked cooking bacon, preferably in one piece, diced
- 1 big onion, chopped
- garlic
- 3 big sticks of celery, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 125g green lentils
- small bunch flat leaf parsley
- about 3 pints good quality chicken stock

Start the bacon cooking in a large pot until the fat starts to run and then stir in the chopped vegetables .
Place the chicken thighs on top, cover with a lid and allow everything to steam on a low heat for 10 mins
Now add the stock, lentils & some pepper, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until the lentils are tender
Remove the chicken pieces, shred the meat removing any bone or gristle and return to the pot with the chopped parsley

Dead tasty ☺

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