Monday, August 30, 2010

Dump Soup (Red Potato/Chicken Soup)



One of my favorite ways of making soup is, gather up a bunch of different ingredients and then dump them in a pot. YUUMMMMERSS!!!

Most of my childhood was based around soup, and I still love it to this day (I am now 42). I remember my mother making all different kinds of soups for our family meals. She made hot dog potato soup, hamburger/celery/onion soup, rivel soup, and one of my favorites, garden vegetable. The garden vegetable soup was usually made in the fall when the garden season was coming to an end, and the produce had to be used. I really do think I could live on soup....

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup. In winter, it warms us as we watch the snow fall outside. In summer, there are now many varieties of cold soups that are great accompaniments to grilled foods.
Did you know that the word "soup" comes from the English term "sop". Sop meaning a piece of bread soaked in liquid. Soups now days do not necessarily have to be served with bread. As a matter of fact, soups today are made (thick and hearty) so the bread is not needed.

Nearly all cultures have their own specialty of soup; hearty Russian borscht, garlicky Spanish gazpacho, French clear soup made from boiled beef and vegetables, etc...
Soup can be a meal in itself, an appetizer, or a dessert. And we can never forget the soup's role as the ultimate comfort food. When sick with the flu, don't forget your chicken soup. When sick with a cold, don't forget the chicken broth. Have you had your tonsils out? Tomato soup is the comfort cure.

This is what I did with my Dump Soup

8 cups water
6 tsp. chicken soup base
6 red potatoes (med. size), chopped
1 cup sliced carrot

Cook potatoes and carrots in chicken soup base until tender.

2 celery heart stalks, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped

Saute celery, onion, and garlic in a little olive oil until glassy looking.

2 cups cooked, chopped chicken

Add sauteed celery, onion, and garlic to cooked potatoes and carrots. Add two cups cooked and chopped chicken, simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add and stir in 4 cups mashed potatoes. Grind fresh black pepper to taste.

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy

1 comment:

  1. Ang - check your email would you? I have a couple of questions I want to ask about this soup. Thanks - =)

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