January Is Soup Month


There is nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter's day. I guess that is why January is National Soup Month.

Chicken noodle soup is comforting whether from a can or home made. It has even been said in studies, that it is good for the common cold just like grandma always said.

Why don't you make a big pot of fresh chicken noodle soup or potato soup for your family and if you have a sick friend or elderly person in your neighborhood share a bowl with them.

Contact your grandmother, mother or aunts and get a copy of your own family recipe or try the one below.

Simple Chicken Noodle Soup

3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 medium carrot, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 cup uncooked medium egg noodles
1 cup cubed cooked chicken
salt & pepper to taste

Mix broth, salt, pepper, carrot and celery in a saucepan. Heat to a boil. Stir in the noodles and cook over medium heat about 10 minutes. Stir often. Add the chicken and heat through and serve.

If all else fails you can always heat up a can of chicken noodle soup and curl up under a warm blanket and enjoy the warmth and comfort that only soup can bring on a cold winters day.

Potato Soup

3 to 4 medium to large potatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons butter

Peel the potatoes and cut into small pieces. Put into a large pot and cover with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Boil until the potatoes are tender then add the onion.

When the potatoes are cooked add milk and butter.  Do not drain the liquid off when the potatoes are finished cooking. Heat through and add the shredded cheese. Continue stirring over low heat until the cheese is melted. Add the sour cream. Stir over low heat until the sour cream has been mixed in completely.

These are two delicious ways to celebrate National Soup Month.

Have a Great Day!
Angela Billings
Home and Family Ezine