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Old 01-04-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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Favorite "Under-The-Weather" Soups

The onion soup thread, where I posted that I'll sometimes make myself an "individual" portion of onion soup when I'm feeling a bit under the weather got me to thinking what everyone else's favorite "under-the-weather" soups are.

In addition to individual onion soup, I also like to make myself an individual serving of "Garlic Soup" when I feel a cold coming on. I just saute 3-4 whole cloves of peeled garlic in some extra-virgin olive oil until they're lightly browned, then remove them to my soup bowl where I mash them up a bit with a fork. I then saute a slice or 2 of bread (french bread is best, but I've sometimes used plain old white bread) in the garlic oil left in the saucepan & when that's toasted, I break it up & add that to the garlic in the bowl. I then add a cup or so of chicken broth to the saucepan & allow that to heat up. A beaten egg is then stirred in & the whole mess is poured over the garlic & bread in the bowl. Really hits the spot on a cold day or when/if a cold is coming on.

And since my husband said this morning he feels a cold coming on, I'm planning on making a nice big pot of everything-but-the-kitchen-sink vegetable/minestrone-type soup for dinner tonight. That's another under-the-weather favorite.

So guys - what are your favorites for when the sniffles come knocking at your door?

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Old 01-04-2007, 12:30 PM   #2
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without a doubt it has to be Chicken soup with plenty garlic and pepper.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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Does Wild Turkey count as a soup??
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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lol uncle bob, good one. yes, in my book.

i'm more of a stew person in the wintertime: daube provencal, veal stew, boeuf bourguignon, irish ham/kale/potato stew, goulash, chowdahs, etc.

as far as soups go: regular ol' chicken noodle, chicken and rice with cilantro, tom yum, escarole e fagiole, italian wedding, minestrone, split pea, roasted veggie, cioppino/zuppa di pesce, caldo gallego, miso, seaweed eggdrop ...

there's just too many to remember right now.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:53 PM   #5
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Oh, & I should have added to my original post that I'm most interested in soups you guys throw together quickly because you're "under the weather".

I don't know about you, but when I have a bad cold or similar bug, the last place I want to be is standing over the stove or doing a lot of chopping, etc.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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Breezy, I learned long ago that I NEED to have soup regularly. So I always have some chicken soup in the freezer and for me, I just grab and thaw when I'm feeling icky. I toss in some cous cous or a package of those ramen noodles if I need it to be quick, but thats it for me.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:58 PM   #7
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I like a good potato soup when I'm feeling a bit under the weather.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:00 PM   #8
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oops, sorry breezy. i see that you did mean soups for when you're sick. i was thinking cold weather soups.

ok, ditto on all of my answers, except that i get them take out.
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If it's cold and miserable I go for my French Onion Gratin or Sichuan Mapo DouFu (more of a stir-fried stew).

If it's more temperate I'll make a batch of Miso with some Shiitakes and Scallions or Double Chicken Broth with Noodles & Chives.
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Kotosoupa, chicken soup with egg & lemon sauce works best for me and DH.
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