Food for Thought – January 28, 2014

Wasn’t our recent snowfall beautiful? The cold weather wasn’t so great and made me think of comforting soup recipes. The first recipe is from Laurie Todd of Columbus, MS. It is quick and easy.

Turkey Soup

2 Tbsp. chopped celery

2 Tbsp. chopped onion

1 Tbsp. butter or margarine

1 pkg. (3 oz.) chicken-flavored ramen noodles

1-1/2 cups water

1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed turkey noodle soup, undiluted

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup cubed, cooked turkey or may substitute cooked chicken

Pepper to taste

In sauce pan, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Discard seasoning packet from noodles. Stir noodles, water, soup, broth, turkey and pepper into celery mix. Cook for 3 minutes, or until noodles are tender and heated through.

Yield: 4 servings of 166 calories each.

The following comforting soup is from Brenda Riser of Willard, OH.

Chicken Dumpling Soup

2 cans (10-3/4 oz. each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted

3-1/3 cups milk, divided

1-2/3 cups biscuit/baking mix

In 3-quart sauce pan, combine soup and 2-2/3 cups milk. Bring to boil over medium heat; reduce heat. In a bowl, combine biscuit mix with remaining milk just until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto simmering soup. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings of 359 calories each.

This last recipe is from an old cookbook called Secrets of Hungarian Cookery, which my mother gave me many years ago. The recipe has no author, but is good.

Sour Cream Potato Soup

2 tsp. salt

6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

1 onion (optional)

2 Tbsp. flour

2 Tbsp. butter

1 cup sour cream

3 cups water

1/4 tsp. pepper

Cook diced potatoes with onion in a deep pot in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes. Add salt. In skillet, brown flour in melted butter, add 1-1/2 cups cold water and stir until smooth. Pour this mixture into cooked potatoes; boil a few minutes. Add sour cream just before serving.

Serves: 6.

This last thought is from Psalms 26:3: “Your love is before my eyes; I walk guided by Your faithfulness.”

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Until next time,