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Do you like soup?
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Poll: Do you like soup?
Option C
View Results (44 votes)


Oct 3 2012, 8:28pm

Post #1 of 28 (1713 views)
Do you like soup? Can't Post

Clearly a very important poll. Are you a fan of the sloppy, tasteless water-y stuff, with as many ingredients as possible chopped and whizzed into a blend of yuckyness? Even the word "soup" isn't nice! Or do you prefer drinking the horrible stuff, instead of eating real food? Wink

Arwen's daughter

Oct 3 2012, 8:41pm

Post #2 of 28 (1165 views)
I like soup [In reply to] Can't Post

though I've no idea what you're describing in your post content. Cool


Oct 3 2012, 9:09pm

Post #3 of 28 (1152 views)
I had to choose C ... [In reply to] Can't Post

even though I do like soup.

Last night was a curried split pea soup. I also like

cheese potato soup
black bean soup
lentil soup
greek lemon chicken soup
beef stew (do stews count as soups?)
Moroccan beef stew
beef barley
corn potato chowder


Oct 3 2012, 9:19pm

Post #4 of 28 (1139 views)
Option C was specifically put in for you, Magpie :-D [In reply to] Can't Post

Stew is a difficult one, and for me, I think it depends on what kind of stew it is. I'm not a fan of beef, so beef stew would be a no go. Chicken stew is lovely though. Is chili con carne a stew?


Oct 3 2012, 9:29pm

Post #5 of 28 (1186 views)
Oh, yes... chili. I like chili, too. [In reply to] Can't Post

thanks for noticing on the 'c' thing. lol
(which I didn't make up)

I made some sort of sweet, spicy black bean soup that didn't really work so well as a black bean soup, per se. But, right after making it, I got really sick with this flu thing and drinking the broth from that soup gave me such happiness. I threw the recipe out and couldn't find it later (on the internet) when I decided I really did want to make it again.

My beef stews are kind of soupy - that is, the broth isn't thickened. But there isn't a ton of broth in them so they're very chunky.

(This post was edited by Magpie on Oct 3 2012, 9:29pm)


Oct 3 2012, 11:21pm

Post #6 of 28 (1124 views)
I make homemade soup! [In reply to] Can't Post

There are so many wonderful kinds. My favorite has spinach, garlic, and fresh basil, but there are many others. It's also very easy to make "leftover soup" using a broth or tomato base and a compatible set of leftovers,

Ethel Duath

Oct 4 2012, 12:16am

Post #7 of 28 (1128 views)
Yes, C was a definite must for me. :D [In reply to] Can't Post

I tried to choose one, but my hand wouldn't let me.

Ethel Duath

Oct 4 2012, 12:27am

Post #8 of 28 (1154 views)
Me neither (that description!). Shall we try to tempt poor Daniel with [In reply to] Can't Post

counter-descriptions of our yummiest concoctions/family favorites?

Like: Steaming, simmering, spoon-standing thick pot of hot tomato sauce, stuffed with pinto beans, chili peppers, shredded roast beef and chunks of Sweet Vidalia onions.

Or: Clear, savory, deep amber spiciness of chicken broth, dense with matzo balls, soft carrot chunks, egg noodles, fresh peas, and tender bites of celery.

(Sounds like a bad commercial, but my mouth is still watering anyway . . .)



Oct 4 2012, 6:56am

Post #9 of 28 (1113 views)
You'll never win me over! [In reply to] Can't Post

I like beans, peppers, roast beef, onions, chicken, carrots, noodles, peas and celery. But I like them solid! Tongue


Oct 4 2012, 3:51pm

Post #10 of 28 (1110 views)
Not really. [In reply to] Can't Post

The closest I get to soup is Ramen noodles or Spaghettios.

Although, I did have a potato soup (once!) that I liked. Shocked


Oct 4 2012, 4:17pm

Post #11 of 28 (1125 views)
Yes, Pho actually. [In reply to] Can't Post

If you asked what I would choose as my last meal on Earth, or what I could eat a few times a week without complaint, it would be Pho, aka Vietnamese beef soup.

Pho on Wiki.

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 4 2012, 4:18pm)

Aunt Dora Baggins

Oct 4 2012, 5:18pm

Post #12 of 28 (1093 views)
Option C [In reply to] Can't Post

I love soup if it's so full of what my mom used to call "goodies" that it almost stands up to a spoon. Like when a soup recipe turns into a casserole. Now that I'm a vegetarian, my favorite is my home-made chickpea-noodle soup :-)

My dad used to sing this song, to the tune of "Hail Hail the Gang's All Here":

Soup, soup, we all like soup!
Never stop to strain it,
Tip the bowl and drain it.
Soup, soup, we all like soup!
Any kind of soup will do.

(and for dessert:)

Pie, pie, we all like pie!
Apple pie or cherry,
Peach or huckleberry.
Pie, pie, we all like pie!
Any kind of pie will do.

Aunt Dora Baggins

Oct 4 2012, 5:21pm

Post #13 of 28 (1102 views)
I make a vegetarian "beef" stew [In reply to] Can't Post

replacing the beef with chickpeas and olive oil, but keeping all the rest the same (onions, carrots, potatoes, etc.) It's fabulous! We make it and beef stew side-by-side to satisfy both Uncle Baggins and me, and he tasted both and said he couldn't tell much difference.

Grey Havens

Oct 4 2012, 5:42pm

Post #14 of 28 (1120 views)
Not crazy about soup, but I do like stew... [In reply to] Can't Post

... soup is very liquidy and goes right through me.

Stew is so thick you can eat it with a fork. That's the one for me!


Oct 4 2012, 7:33pm

Post #15 of 28 (1092 views)
I like it but its not very filling [In reply to] Can't Post

A stew or broth is much more filling and is one of many things that makes winter the best season for me :)

Some favourite soups - chicken, tomato, mushroom, potato and leek.

The only one i dont like is lentil soup - tastes furry to me, though i havent had it in years so may love it now :P


Oct 5 2012, 9:55am

Post #16 of 28 (1077 views)
Depends on the type of soup, but yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

I like potato, leek and tomato soup - even better if the veges are from my own garden.

Pumpkin soup is also a favourite. Stews of all kinds are also good in winter!

I will also put leftovers into the food processor and make soup if there is no other way to use them, I hate when things go to waste! Even if it tastes gross, I'll still eat it. I am obsessed with nutrients.

wendy woo

Oct 6 2012, 5:03am

Post #17 of 28 (1107 views)
Broccoli Cheddar and/or French Onion. [In reply to] Can't Post

With fresh, hot bread and butter. MMMmmmmm. Evil


Oct 6 2012, 5:15am

Post #18 of 28 (1104 views)
I like it. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have ramen noodle soup quite frequently and the mac and cheese I make might be more like a soup.
Soup is a great place to put leftovers.
It is also a bit on the inexpensive side - or tends to be.
I like it more during the winter.


Oct 6 2012, 1:23pm

Post #19 of 28 (1097 views)
Give me some potato soup or French onion soup and I'm your friend forever... [In reply to] Can't Post

Others, not so much.

Ethel Duath

Oct 6 2012, 9:42pm

Post #20 of 28 (1079 views)
So much like my family! [In reply to] Can't Post

Always making up words to things.Smile Brings back great memories.

And I too like the spoon-standing variety. I might have dotted my description of the barrow downs with Standing Spoons and pea soup fog . . .


Oct 7 2012, 9:51pm

Post #21 of 28 (1068 views)
Yes... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but only the tomato or French onion varieties.
With pasta.
And thick sliced bread.
And butter.
And cheese, of course.


Oct 9 2012, 4:03pm

Post #22 of 28 (1040 views)
Obviously you've never had good soup [In reply to] Can't Post

Must be true what they say about English cooking . . .

I adore soup. I pretty much live on it in the winter. Some of my favorites include
- Moroccan tagine (really a stew) made with lots of strange spices, lemon peel, almonds, and raisins in addition to the meat and veg.
- African ground-nut soup as made in Cote d'Ivoire: basically, a chicken soup with onions & carrots, but then you stir in some peanut butter and cayenne pepper. Eat over rice.
- Tortilla soup - start with the basic chicken soup but add Anaheim peppers, cayenne, & cumin. Enliven with lime juice. Crush some tortilla chips into a bowl and pour the soup in. (You can cheat and use chili-lime chips to flavor it up.) Garnish with a dollop of sour cream.
- Butternut squash soup garnished with caramelized onions and candied pecans.
- French onion soup - thick onion soup placed in a bowl, with a piece of bread on top and then a BUNCH of gruyere cheese on top of that, broiled in the oven until the cheese melts and goes all crispy.
- Around here we eat a lot of clam chowder. The right (white) kind. LOTS of clams, potatoes, and you must have a bit of bacon in for the right taste. Finished off with a bit o' cream.
- and that American standby, beef stew with lots of carrots and potatoes.


Oct 9 2012, 4:11pm

Post #23 of 28 (1037 views)
couldn't resist [In reply to] Can't Post

I love this song.


Oct 9 2012, 4:13pm

Post #24 of 28 (1027 views)
This probably has some truth to it [In reply to] Can't Post

In Reply To
Must be true what they say about English cooking . . . .

I've never cooked soup in my life, and neither has my partner (not that I know of anyway!). My mum does, and that's what put me off as a child. Wink I'm sure if I made it myself (with ingredients I like) then I'm sure it would be enjoyable.


Oct 9 2012, 4:32pm

Post #25 of 28 (1101 views)
Or there's this one [In reply to] Can't Post

Mrs. Murphy's Chowder

I used to sing this at community sings, speeding up as I sang through the verses and chorus till I was singing quite fast by the end.

(This post was edited by Magpie on Oct 9 2012, 4:33pm)

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