I think by now you know how much I love to make soup. In fact, I make a big pot of soup at least once a week, especially in the winter. This week I made three pots of soup, invited all the neighborhood ladies over for a soup and salad luncheon and we chatted away the winter blues.
First up is my Black Bean and Brazilian Sausage Soup. It's my own creation. It's nearly a feijoada... but more soupy and with carrots thrown in. I nearly ruined the flavor one time by adding celery. I do not recommend it for this soup. It's a favorite every time I make it.
The other favorite soup is one that was first introduced to me by Estella. It's a Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque made with special fire roasted tomatoes from Muir Glen. This is absolutely delicious. I always warn people that the tomatoes are fire roasted... and that I didn't burn the soup. Since I'm serving to a large group and don't know who eats dairy... I opted to add the cream at the end on an individual basis. It works out perfectly.
After the lunch I was able to freeze 5 containers of soup for future consumption. Mmmm. That's my favorite part - having homemade soup at a moment's notice later this month - or during the big snow storm this weekend. Please share your favorite soup recipe - with a link. I'd love to add them to my repertoire. I hope you enjoy these!