Thursday, January 14, 2010

How to make comfort soup

A lot of comfort soup is getting eaten at my place lately, what with the cold weather and my being too lazy to cook anything that requires walking farther than the pantry.

The hardest part of this meal comes first: chop 1 onion.

Saute it in a deep saucepan with about 1 tablespoon of butter (or olive oil or whatever you like.)

When the onion is translucent, add 1 can of crushed tomatoes (I like Eden Organic)

and then 1 carton of chicken stock (Campbell's Organic tastes pretty great)

and bring it all to a boil.

Add a celebratory amount of Worcestershire sauce to taste (I do about a dozen shakes of the bottle) and about 1/4 cup or less of pasta stars.

Let all of that boil until the stars are cooked or you remember it's on the stove, and dish up:

It'd feed four, or you can just keep taking the pot out of the 'frig to heat up for meals the next day too. The stars get puffier every time so that the last bowl of the second day is really comfort stew, but it's still delicious.


Kathleen Taylor said...


Sally Anne said...

Delicious !!!
Even though it is a hot summers's day here I think I might have to make some for tea tonight. It will go down very nicely with the bread I have been making.Thank you Mary !!

Tea said...

Your soup sounds delicious! Thank you for the the pretty pictures, too.

Mary Keenan said...

Thanks guys! Just watch you don't make it more than a couple of times a week... I am pretty sure the (excessive amount of) soup is responsible for a pretty owie canker sore I can't stop eating chocolate long enough to get rid of ;^)