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Tuesday, November 18 2008

Soup is great during any season, but it is most popular on cold autumn and winter days to warm up the body against the chill. Let's face the facts, most people love chicken soup, some may like pea soup (though maybe our children like to shy away from its green color), but cream soups are the best. I know cream soups may not be the healthiest, but this is the holiday season, and what is a better excuse for forgetting the diet and healing those stressed spirits with the company of family around a great dinner of cream soup.

All cream soups are not created equal, of course. I have gathered two of my favorite cream soup recipes, and hopefully you can find one that fits you and your family's pallet:

· Cream of Turnip Soup
· Cream of Potato Soup

Cream of Turnip Soup

Turnips are not in our usual ingredients for most of our meals in America, which is a real shame. The turnip is a great vegetable in soups, especially in this cream of turnip soup. You need real butter, 4 cups of leeks, a cup of shallots, four diced turnips, water, chicken broth, a cup of whole milk, black pepper, and chives. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven, adding the leeks and shallots, for about four minutes. Add water and the broth, cooking the turnips until they are cooked all the way through. Next, blend the contents of the Dutch oven adding the milk and pepper. Mix everything together into the pot and heat until hot. Add chives as a finishing touch and serve to the delight of your family.

Cream of Potato Soup

The cream of potato soup, while more tradition, is an amazing dish. You need potatoes in hash brown form, about six cups. Also, carrots, bacon, celery, an onion, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, milk, half-and-half, and parsley. For this soup the carrots and potatoes need to be fully cooked before added into the soup. Crisp the bacon while sautéing the onions and celery. Add everything together in a medium size sauce pan and cook for about 20-40 minutes, making sure not to let it burn or boil.

These are two great recipes to add to your cookbook, because the season for soups is fast arriving!

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