It's raining, cold and gray. Sound familiar? While meteorologically this has been a very mild winter, we live in Ohio, so even the mild winters feel cool, especially when it rains. Honestly, I think I would prefer snow to lots of cold, damp rain.
What's the perfect dinner on a cool, cold or downright frigid night? Soup! Here's my list of Top Seven Cold Weather Soups:
Seven Bean Soup: An almost perfect blend of savory herbs and hearty beans. This recipe came from my friend Camille, a friend who has given me many sure-fire recipes. Bonus: it makes enough to share with a friend!
Perfectly Simple Chicken and Orzo Soup: Almost as easy as opening a can of condensed soup, but far more transcendent in flavor. Good, solid soup that is a real crowd pleaser.
Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup: Who knew soup could be slightly sweet? This soup is one of my boys' favorites, and I love that they get tons of good Vitamin A with each bite.
Make-it-your-own Chowder: A slow cooker soup that you can alter to your family's tastes. We love it with potatoes, cheese and crab, but to each their own!
Pizza Soup: Tomato soup, all jazzed up and re-named to appeal to my boys. Again, you can make it whatever type of "pizza" you want, and top with your favorite flavors.
Creamy White Bean Soup: A low-fat soup that tastes like a rich cream-based soup.
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup: My newest favorite soup. Full of vitamins, iron and most importantly, delicious flavor.
Choose one of these soups to warm up your cold winter night!
Life is sweet,