Serving This Week 9-28 To 10-2-20
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 9-28 to 10-2-2020 on my blog. On Tuesday was Creamy Mushroom Soup. Wednesday was Chicken Parmesan Soup. Thursday was Weight Watchers Veggie Soup . And winding up this soup week was Butternut Squash Soup With Ginger. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 9-21 to 9-24-2020
Don’t you just love a nice hot bowl of soup on a dreary and damp day?
Homemade Creamy Mushroom Soup is a great lunch for the kids and a hungry hubby.
Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods. Cream soups, full of vegetables and spices are best especially when homemade.
A soup that can be ready in under 30 minutes and enjoyed with crackers or a sandwich is what I call heaven in a bowl.
Enjoy some today with your family.
When I am making homemade soup every one of the family stops and asks excitedly, “is that Mushroom Soup?”
When the answer is yes I get a hop, a squeal, and an “I love you mom!”
Those are the moments that I cherish when I am busy in the kitchen.
I must confess, though, working in the kitchen is rewarding, but there are just some days I want to be the pampered one.
With this in mind I have decided to pass along the “joy of cooking” to my boys.
And they both has grabbed the baton and run with it!
My daughter-in-law likes to cook as she says, “by the seat of her pants.”
She takes stock of what is around and then throws ingredients together. I have to say, EVERY single meal she makes is delicious.
She is a vegetarian and I am a meat and potatoes girl, so when she can I get the serving with no “fake meat”. I just can’t get over the texture of the Qorn crumbles she loves.
If you read the blog regularly you know that Miss Jo has been helping me in the kitchen.
And she is taking on some recipes of her own.
This Creamy Mushroom Soup is one of her favorites.
She enjoys all the chopping, dicing and mixing of the ingredients.
It is actually a blessing because as I get older my arthritis is making it dangerous to use my knife skills.
I have been known to unexpectedly throw a spoon, knife or cup. My neuropathy doesn’t help it either.
Miss Jo is always telling me to move over so she can do everything.
It tickles me as I know she is being protective but enjoys being the queen of the kitchen.
Her Creamy Mushroom Soup is even better than my own.
With a bit of prep she has this soup ready in under 30 minutes.
And she gets a bot bossy at times. It seems I am now allocated to table setter and table cleaner.
I don’t matter though. But don’t tell anyone!
We love this Chicken Parmesan Soup in my home.
It is not only delicious on a chilly day but there are two ways to make it.
If you need to be away or are just too busy you can prepare the soup in your crock pot. The flavors will have a chance to become bold and rich as they are blended together.
Or prepare in a sauce pan as I did in this recipe. Either way it will be ready to serve before the family has a chance to hang up their coat and wash their hands.
This soup can be on the kitchen table in 30 minutes. That is definitely a win in my home.
Chicken Parmesan Soup is also very versatile.
You can chop and dice fresh ingredients. Or you can buy them prepared to just open and add to the pan.
I have to confess that fresh is my go to way for this recipe. I can have all my ingredients on hand and whip through cooking the soup.
Nothing tastes or cooks up better than fresh veggies for the ingredients.
Another option for you is the type of pasta you use.
Even though this recipe calls for penne, any of your favorites will work.
I wanted to use a macaroni or cavatappi. But all I had in the pantry was spaghetti. So I chopped it up to easily fit the spoon and it worked well. No one even noticed!
Isn’t it amazing when you are nervous to make what feels like a major substitution a hungry spouse or child never even notices.
We also love cheese in our family. And bread. Cheese and bread are must for every meal.
Feel free to add as much mozzarella cheese and Parmesan you like. The family will love this soup. Enjoy!
Veggie Soup is a Weight Watchers recipe.
This soup is just full of veggies!
It makes a great lunch or snack especially when you are just starting to watch your diet or implementing new dietary restrictions.
This soup freezes wonderfully in small tupperware containers.
The Veggie Soup makes a great option for a lunch to bring to work and heat up in the microwave.
Prepare your veggies and soup on the weekend and freeze individual portions to have for the entire week.
There are just so many options for planning your meal that you won’t be able to find a worthwhile excuse to not eat healthy.
I must confess that as a rule I am not a cooked veggie eater. I love my veggies raw, in a salad, or at most al dente.
I recently made a commitment to try to eat meals that have been planned for ahead of time.
Let me tell you. I have found a new respect for you all.
I do make a sketchy weekly plan when I put together the grocery list.
That all falls apart though when I get to the store and see foods I want. I usually shop more with my eyes than my list.
After looking at food all day I frequently change my mind on what I want to prepare for dinner.
This Veggie Soup is delicious. And I find I won’t put it on the back burner in exchange for something different.
These colorful garden vegetables can be harvested daily from my garden.
And I enjoy the fragrance of the veggies once they are pulled.
Watching them simmer on the stove makes me feel warm and cozy and makes me smile.
The flavors and textures of the different vegetables can’t overcome the aroma of the soup as it cooks.
we have a list of dietary restrictions among our family.
Preparing this delicious soup checks all the boxes.
And when my family is ladling the soup into their bowls the only the only sounds I hear are the mmmmmm noises they are making.
I am sure your family will enjoy this soup as much as we do. Enjoy!
Have you ever wanted to serve a dish that was so over the top you take your family’s breath away?
This Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger is just the recipe you have been waiting for!
You will be able to see the surprise and delight on their faces when they taste that first spoonful.
This soup is so easy to make you will be amazed that in just over an hour you will have cooked the butternut squash and are ready to serve.,
Grab your squash and some onion, brown sugar, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and chicken broth and what do you have?? The best Butternut Squash Soup you have ever tasted. The best thing? It is only 220 calories!
Butternut squash is a favorite vegetable in most family gardens. And it is a colorful ingredient at the same time.
Add these strong spices gives a deep and bold flavor to your soup.
And the texture is still on the creamy side and not a broth.
Served with a baguette or slice of homemade bread takes the soup to another level.
Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger can be served as a lunch or even as the appetizer to a bigger dinner.
The opportunities are limitless. And keeping the health of your family in the forefront is priceless.