I have really gotten into soups lately as you can see here and I'm making a tomato soup (similar to this one) this weekend. They don't take a ton of time to prepare and they can feed you for a few days (or a week). Plus, you can freeze the leftovers and then just pull out a container when you need it and it thaws nicely.
I found a recipe for Chicken Taco Soup in my mom's Taste of Home Favorite Brands 2005 cookbook (yes we have a lot of these books) and it sounded like it would warm me through and through now that the temps are dropping. I had almost all the ingredients at home, so it was a no-brainer to proceed in making this. I decided to add a few things of my own to this to really amp up the flavor and make the soup go a little farther.
|Thinly sliced chicken?|
|Cumin & Cilantro chicken|
I added some cumin and dried cilantro to amp up the flavor, and my mom had some tiny noodles in stock that I added to help make the soup a bit thicker. This really helped as I am one that really likes a stewp!
|Itty, bitty noodles to thicken soup|
|Special ingredient to turn up the heat!|
|Chicken Taco Soup|
|Chicken Taco soup w/ Fritos & sliced cheese|
So although I didn't alter the recipe much, I think that if I wouldn't have added my additional ingredients, it would have been pretty bland.
So now that the weather is cooler, are you planning to make any soups? I would love to hear your favorite kinds!