Rain. More rain. And, wait for it…. even more rain. That’s been the theme of the weekend and I’m starting to feel a little bit like Noah. Ok, it hasn’t been raining THAT long but it has for the past few days and I don’t think it’s supposed to stop until tomorrow. We’re actually under a flash flood warning here in Chicago, so perhaps I’ll need my ark after all…
Anyways, rain always makes me want soup, especially if the highest temperature you reached during the week was close to 70 and now it’s in the 40’s. Soup is definitely in order.
I have two new soup recipes coming at you soon, but I thought I would do a round-up of some of my favorite soups already on the blog. I know you’re probably ready for warm weather recipes, not soup, but these ones here and the ones I’m sharing soon are perfect for Spring when the weather still can’t make up its mind AND you have a ton of fresh produce in your fridge. Soup is also great to make in big batches so you have fast dinners and easy lunches.
So put on your galoshes, grab an umbrella, and fill up your bowl with some comforting soup. What? You don’t eat your soup whilst wearing galoshes and an umbrella?
Rainy Day Soup Round-Up
Tomato & Artichoke Soup: I had never thought to put artichokes into soup until I had a can leftover from Spinach-Artichoke Eggplant Casserole. Turns out it’s awesome. Even better? This soup is made in your slow cooker.
End-of-Summer Sickie Soup: Ok, it’s not the end of Summer and you might not be sick but this is still an excellent soup. And again, super easy because slow cooker son!
Creamy Broccoli Spinach Soup: This soup is filed under “Looks Disgusting But Tastes Really Good”. It might not be the most visually appealing, but your stomach doesn’t have eyes. So make it.
Bean & Spinach Soup: I bet you have most of the ingredients for this soup in your pantry/fridge/freezer. You can use any beans you want and any greens you want. Also, slow cooker. Nuff said.
Carrot Fennel Soup: This is perfect for spring because you can find carrots and fennel in the store or the farmer’s market. It’s also really pretty and even though it’s another slow cooker soup, you can totally make it on the stove in under 30 minutes.
Roasted Pepper Vegetable Tomato Soup: Great soup to make on the weekends and you can use whatever vegetables you have laying around. But don’t skip the roasted pepper, it’s the best part!
Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup: Ok, one more slow cooker recipe for the road. This is my absolute favorite to make and it’s good in big batches. Eat half and then freeze the other half for ridiculously fast dinners.
What’s your favorite soup to make and or eat? What spring produce are you most excited to eat again? I’m pretty pumped about fresh asparagus and radishes…. oh and rhubarb for my Any Fruit Crisp. With strawberries too, duh!