So I'm thinking today is officially day one of the 30 day soup and salad challenge. Even though I've done a few soups this month today is the day I decided I'm going to commit to it. Flipping through the pages of the Soup recipe book I found a number of recipes that I'm actually really looking forward to trying. Some recipes gave me creative ideas of my own that I'm a little anxious about trying also. Let's just cross our fingers and hope that they turn out as well as todays soup. The family loved it and I've got a few finicky eaters so that made me happy.
So the soup of the day for Monday was Mushroom Soup with Caesar Salad. Since I learned how to make the dressing I've been stuck on this salad our last few meals. I'm thinking I may have to retire it temporarily so that we don't get burned out on it.
The mushroom soup was probably the easiest I've made so far. It was about 10 to 15 minutes to prep and 20-30 to cook. I did let the soup simmer a little longer than the recipe suggested though, but thats just me. All I had to do was mince the mushrooms and green onions, saute them and then combine everything else. Viola!!! Pretty simple right? The down side is that you can't (well you can, but I myself find it difficult to) have soup and NOT have bread. So ciabatta rolls it was. So much for my goal to stay away from bread right? I guess I'll just gradually wean myself.
All in all I consider this a pretty healthy and very tasty meal. We'll definitely be having this one again. SOON! Lol. Definitely give this a try if you're a mushroom fan. The only thing I'd probably do differently next time is probably mince the mushrooms a little more so that its not as chunky, although Hubby enjoyed it the way it was. If you'd like the recipe let me know, I'm always willing to share. Stay tuned for tomorrows soup.
Peace and Blessings!!!!