Saturdays are for testing out recipes and giving you the skinny. Each recipe comes from a food blogger from around the country. This week’s recipe comes from Cook Like a Champion.

The Ease
I tried to make my own croutons, and I’m not ashamed to admit it…I burned them.  I was focused on the soup and too many kids tugging at my mental fortitude.  Anyway, I diced all the veggies beforehand.  That made things a lot easier.  This is a very easy recipe, just keep an eye on things, and follow the excellent directions.

The Taste
This soup just wasn’t my style–t0o thick.  But I added an extra cup of broth and that helped.  A little of this soup goes a long way.  It would be good for a large party where you could almost serve it as a “shooter”.  Also, I know this sounds crazy, but this would make for an exceptional topping for some homemade enchiladas.

The Verdict
Don’t believe me?  I plan to take this soup and make enchiladas with it.  Heavy soups like this often don’t translate very well in this area of the country, but I plan to adapt it.

Why you should go to this site…
I think this is a couple’s blog (which is cool).  The pictures are beautiful, the recipes are unique, and the entries are consistent.  As mentioned, the directions for each recipe are very precise.

http://www.cooklikeachampionblog.com/2010/12/cheddar-ale-soup.html

5 Comments

natalie January 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm

interesting. thick soup is not my bag, and enchiladas are… so… we’ll be there at 7.

The Mighty Rib January 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm

anytime Natalie, hopefully, I can get these things cooked in time for my Tuesday entry. I’m expecting good results.

Courtney January 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Hi Kevin! Thanks so much for featuring our blog! I normally don’t like thick soups, either (I’m much more of a brothy soup girl). For some reason, though, this one didn’t bother me. Of course, my husband loved it, as this type of soup is more his style. Anyway, I can’t wait to see the enchiladas! Thanks again for the sweet words about our blog! 🙂

The Mighty Rib January 31, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Tomorrow is the big day for the enchiladas!

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