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View Poll Results: What is your favorite soup, stew, or chili? (Multiple Choice)
Hearty Beef Stew 13 30.23%
Clam Chowder 10 23.26%
Chicken Noodle Soup 6 13.95%
Cioppino - seafood stew 5 11.63%
Pho - bowl of rice noodles and veggies 6 13.95%
Chili - red, green, etc 6 13.95%
Potato or other creamy soups 10 23.26%
Miso, Egg Drop, or Hot and Sour soups 9 20.93%
Chicken with dumplings 4 9.30%
Other 3 6.98%
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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What is your favorite soup, stew or chili?

When most people think of comfort foods they list things like soups, stews and chili. I like nothing better than sitting down to a hearty bowl of beef stew with a side of buttermilk biscuits. Or a bowl of chili topped with cheese and onions and a side of cornbread.

What is your favorite soup, stew, or chili?

Here is my favorite recipe for potato soup.

Chunky Potato Soup

2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
2 cups coarsely chopped onions
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried thyme
5 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 49 oz. can chicken broth
teaspoon black pepper
1 cup half and half
- teaspoon salt
2 cups cubed ham, optional

In 5 quart saucepan melt butter over moderate heat. Add onions, bay leaf, and thyme; cook 3-5 minutes, until onions are clear. Add potatoes, chicken broth, and pepper; bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes until potatoes are tender. Discard bay leaf. With slotted spoon transfer 2 cups of potatoes and onions to a bowl. Puree the remaining soup in 2-3 batches in a blender and return to saucepan. Stir in half and half and reserved potatoes and onions. Add ham at this time, if using. Season with salt and heat to boiling point. Serves: 4-6

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Old 09-03-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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I love egg drop soup!!
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hi SC,

I have to say Cioppino, I just love it..I'm also found of clam chowder..I also love corn chowder, oyster stew and the soup I get asked for over and over my onion soup.. Here is one my DH loves with homemade french bread.

6-slices diced pancetta
2-yellow onions,sliced thin
4-cloves crushed garlic
2-4 Tab. evoo
1-c. peeled,chopped tomatoes
1-c. Italian parsley,minced, rough cut
1-2 boxes of frozen artichokes
6-7c. chix stock
1-c. orzo or another tiny pasta
2-celery stalks, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1-c. parmesan cheese
Saute pancetta, onions,garlic in the evoo til pancetta is crisp. Add tomatoes and parsley.simmer about 10 min. Pour in the chix stock, bring to boil. Add pasta, artichokes and celery. Cook til pasta is tender about 10 min. and artichokes are heated through. Just before you eat add your cup of parmesan, pour into you soup bowl, grab some french bread and butter and enjoy.
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:50 PM   #4
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I don't have a favorite out of this list as I love just about all of them, but if you are making me choose then I guess I will pick clam chowda since I love in Boston
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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i can't choose just one !!!! but if i HAD to... i'd
go with potato. sierra your recipe sounds an
awfule lot like my dad's except for he doesn't
use bay leaves.
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Old 09-04-2005, 12:17 AM   #6
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Thank you for making this multiple choice!

I make a killer Clam chowder. I can take a basic Chicken soup, and either turn it into noodle, rice, or dumpling soup very easily. I need to perfect a beef stew recipe.

You didn't mention Gumbo! PeppA loves my gumbo. It's starting to cool off here, so soon, she'll be asking me for it. Then there's my Chicken Tortilla soup, which she loves. I need to smoke off a bunch of pork butt and freeze it, so I can make a Smoked Pork Posole this winter.
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AllenMI, I also forgot to mention jambalaya!! Which is one of my favorites. In fact, I bought the ingredients to make it today. I could have put the jambalaya and gumbo together.
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Now I'm starting to get hungry! I normally make gumbo and jambalaya in the winter, but I may have to make an exception here soon!
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I love egg drop soup!!
One of my favorites, TG. Do you make your own?
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Old 09-04-2005, 02:21 PM   #10
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soup's one of the best things. i like them all. french onion sans the crouton, miso, veggie w/ beef, tomato and a grilled cheese, udon nooles in broth, mmmm.... but i go through phases w/ what kinds of soup i gravitate towards.
good poll, sierra.
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