Sunday, September 30, 2007

Soup

One of the best things about cooking is that I am always discovering new things. For instance, how incredibly easy soup is to make. Sure, peeling all those vegetables takes some time, but there's nothing horribly difficult about it. No strange "only stir for five minutes" or "change pans at least three times" complications. Lately I have been making different kinds of vegetable soup. It's cheap, hot, and healthy (Ramen only fits two of those criteria). I was even able to use up a tomato I didn't know what to do with. It was great on a sandwich but it was really huge so I still had a lot to eat in a short time. I hear that canned tomatoes work just as well though. Another thing I'd like to try is different spice combinations. Currently my spice collection consists of cinnamon and Garlic salt. I should at least have some basil or oregano. Oh, and I definitely want to eat spaghetti next week. Or how would spaghetti sauce taste in a soup (the answer is, it has been tried before)? Or chili? There are so many possibilities that I can try without having an extensive knowledge of chemistry.

1 comment:

qirien said...

Whee, cooking is great!

Beans are great to add to soup for protein (and faster than meat) -- I like black beans. Or you can stir in an egg at the very end for protein, too. Taco soup is easy to make - a packet of taco seasoning, water, a can or two of tomato sauce, and whatever else you want (corn, beans, meat, tomatoes, etc).

As for spices, dried onion is also nice for adding flavor, and basil and oregano are great, too. You can get dried parsley that's good in soup. Wes doesn't like soup, so I don't make it very often. But it's good when the weather's cold.