Friday, March 18, 2011

Basic Soup

I was so excited about my veggie soup, so full of goodies that I anticipated a wonderful flavor. To some nice chicken broth, I added sautéed onion, garlic, leek, (at this point, I was thinking Potage Parmentier), a whole head of cauliflower, (or maybe cream of cauliflower?), fresh thyme, a couple of spuds and a small roasted kabocha squash (that soup was delish - maybe I'll head over there?).

Perhaps all that indecision was the flavor killer but it ended up tasting like... actually, it ended up not tasting.

Oh, maybe there was a little veggie-ish sort of a hint, but it was basically blah. When I added salt and pepper to wake up the flavors, it tasted like salt and pepper. I was discouraged. Disheartened. Downhearted. I had a whole enormous pot of nuttin'.

But then I thought, "Wait a minute!" This will make a great base for future soups, soups into which I will add whatever ingredients my appetite is craving at that moment. It will be like having canned soup on hand, only home made and frozen in small batches so I can resurrect it as needed. Soup base - what a great idea! A blank canvas on which I can create a future masterpiece.



Blogger Greg said...

Like money in the bank.

Friday, March 18, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

How surprising. I was liking what I was hearing.
Gad, we're doing something similar at this very moment: asparagus and broccoli soup. Hope it works.

Friday, March 18, 2011  
Blogger katiez said...

That's what I do with all the extra zucchini in summer.... make soup, puree it and freeze it. It makes a great thickener for white chili or chicken rice or almost anything. And no strong flavors to get in the way LOL

Friday, March 18, 2011  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

I thought your contest was over. I bet it tasted great.

Friday, March 18, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, that's a good way to express it. That's how it feels.

Cookiecrumb, I was surprised, too. Hope yours is a lot better than mine.

KatieZ, I hear you about no extraneous flavors - this one had no flavors, extraneous or otherwise! Thanks for the tips about how to use some of it.

Chilebrown, y'know, I thought the same thing when I posted that picture. Wait 'til you see tomorrow's. Truly horrifying (but good!).

Friday, March 18, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, oops, I meant Sunday's not tomorrow's.

Friday, March 18, 2011  

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