I don't know about you but I start running dry on how many ways to cook chicken legs/thighs about every two weeks.
I use google to search for recipes all the time.
Lately I've been on a soup kick. I thought I'd share the links to a few of the recipes I've made lately. They've been deee lish!
- Banana Banana Bread (I know, that's not soup! But I had some really ripe bananas that needed usin') Really, really yummy! The loaf was gone by the end of the day!
- The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies (Okay, I know, we're still not talkin soup!) My kids always ask for sugar cookies when we go into Walmart so I promised I'd make 'em some. And they were a hit! I'm still a Chocolate Chip cookie gal, but these are really scrumptious too!
- Lentil Soup- I didn't make this exactly according to the recipe. I used regular canola oil instead of olive oil. I used regular table salt instead of kosher salt. I used a can of chopped tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes. And I didn't use any of the grains of paradise (I have no idea where to find that!). But the soup still turned out really well! I loved it. My kids wouldn't touch it, but my husband thought it was tasty too! I give it 4 stars out of 5!
- Ultimate Great Northern Beans- I also did some substituting with this one. I used canned chopped tomatoes instead of ro-tel. I used have a package of chopped up bacon instead of the pork jowl. I thought it turned out very, very yummy and so did my husband. I thought it tasted like a MUCH better, homemade version of Campbell's bean and bacon soup. The kids, again, not much for soups I don't think unless it's Ramen. I'm gonna have to work on broadening their taste-scape.
- Split Pea Soup- I just made this last night. Here are my substitutes: I didn't use a leak. I couldn't see paying $4 for a vegetable! I just can't do it! Instead of the herb bouquet I used 4 cloves of garlic crushed, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon of ground thyme, and 2 teaspoons of dry parsley flakes. I just took out the bay leaves at the end of cooking. I also used two smoked ham neck bones rather than the two ham hocks. It gave a nice smoky flavor to the soup. But I had to really be sure to strain the soup well at the end to get any floating bones out. My husband hasn't tried this one yet, he's not much for split pea, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it! I did get my oldest to try it and, drumroll please... HE LIKES IT!!!
What about you? Got any recipes or recipe links you want to share?