November 21, 2011

Family Circle Wild Mushroom Soup



The cold weather and I have a love-hate relationship. I love all the flavors of the fall and winter seasons, but I absolutely hate being cold. Growing up we had an old fashioned furnace that had vents that I would stand right in front of in an attempt to stay warm. I have always gotten cold easier than anyone else that I know and I stay pretty miserable once the temps drop below about 20 degrees. I have learned that hot drinks and meals warm me up effectively and are a great way to boost my mood in the colder months. Recently, the November issue of Family Circle magazine had a recipe for Wild Mushroom Soup, which looked easy, warm and full of one of family's favorite foods. 

This recipe has 11 ingredients. It makes 8 servings and takes approximately 15 minutes of prep and 28 minutes of cooking time. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store and I was pleased to find that I could purchase shiitake mushrooms in bulk, which was much cheaper than buying them pre-packaged. I make all my stock from scratch, so the day before I made this recipe, I roasted a chicken and used the bones for chicken stock. I found that it took a significant amount of salt in order to flavor this recipe, don't be shy with the salt. Finally, the soup didn't thicken up as much as the photo implied, mine was a thinner consistency of cream soup than the photo. The difference in consistency didn't effect the taste, so it was more a texture issue. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written. 

My oldest son absolutely loves mushrooms. If I tell him that a recipe has mushrooms in it, he will gobble it up happily. This recipe was no exception, he ate his whole serving. The flavor on this soup is nice and it takes very little effort to prepare. The consistency is thinner than the photo implies, but doesn't effect the taste. A warm, creamy mushroom soup, that would work great to warm up in the cold months ahead. 

For the recipe go to Wild Mushroom Soup.

8 comments:

  1. Hello, Thank you for visiting my blog on SITS Day and leaving lovely comments on my photographs. I love mushrooms very much but my so does not like them at all however my daughter on the other hand absolutely love them. I have not made mushroom soup so I am highly incline to make this soup… Thank you so much for a sharing this post… I am sure this will keep me warm this winter… I would love to hear from where you can find the mushroom bulk because I find shitake are the most pricy when it comes to mushrooms…

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  2. @Sharm's Outlet I love mushrooms too, and luckily so do both my boys :) I was actually able to get bulk Shiitake mushrooms at Kroger. It was only about 6 dollars for a pound and a half, which is much cheaper than buying the pre-packaged varieties. Mushroom soup is pretty yummy :)

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  3. I wsih I could make this, but Ben's allergic to mushrooms! I'll just have to settle for BHG's roasted veggies below! :)

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  4. @The Blonde Duck Two of my cousins are allergic to mushrooms, so all of our holidays never had mushrooms :) The roasted veggies really are yummy!

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  5. Yummmm.....
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  8. This looks yummy!

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