Wednesday, October 13, 2010

D is for Delish

Now that the weather is cooling down, I really LOVE having hearty soups as meals!

At a women's retreat weekend through church recently, I was responsible for providing a soup for the participants at the Sat. lunch which is traditionally the soup & salad lunch.  I made my MIL's recipe for Tortellini Soup.

I'm sharing her recipe but I usually take liberties with the quantities because I like my soups super chunky!

Chicken Tortellini Soup

2 cups diced chicken breasts *about 3 breasts*
1 cup sliced carrots *I double it*
bay leaf
6 cups of water
1/2 cup vermouth *or cooking sherry or white wine*
3 14.5 oz cans of chicken broth or 1 29.5 oz can
1 can cream of chicken soup *I use 2*
1 large chopped onion
1 tsp *or more* each:
heaping Tbsps minced garlic
10 oz bag of chopped broccoli
1 20 oz pack of Buitoni tortellini *in the refrigerated section*

1} Cook diced chicken in small  amt of water w/ sliced carrots & bay leaf in stock pot
2}  Add rest of ingredients to pot except for broccoli & tortellini
3}  Boil until carrots are tender
4}  Add broccoli & tortellini 10 - 15 min before serving

Serve with grated white cheese of choice and/or garlicy croutons
Serves 8 - 10


I broke out my extra large capacity crock pot to hold this quantity.  Of the 5 soups offered for lunch that day 2 were scrapin' the bottom of the barrel.  I went home with an empty crock & several requests for the recipe.  : )  I was humbled cuz I'm not a great chef - I only make what's easy!!

My crock may have been empty but my heart was full on love!  It's truly an honor to serve meals for the participants at these retreats.

If you give this recipe a try, let me know if you think it's Delish!
I think it's D bomb!!

Jenny Matlock



lissa said...

sounds delicious though I do favor chicken noodle soup

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Soups are Definately D-Bomb and I'm always ready for Soup when cold weather comes to Texas. I must admit though...even Blistering Summer Heat doesn't keep me from eating Tortilla Soup...another Definately D-Bomb Soup!

gabe said...

I make a soup with tortelinni too. My kids love it because even if they don't like all the veggies in the soup, they do love the cheesy noodles!

Karen Mortensen said...

Sounds good. I love hearty soups.

Anonymous said...

If I were to quit being vegetarian, I might have to try this, or I could try to adapt it. Now that's a great idea. Thanks for sharing this.


Nancy said...

Sounds good. I like my soups loaded up, too.


Annesphamily said...

Cooler weather brings out the yumminess of soup! I always enjoy a new recipe. Delightfully delicious. Anne

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Great recipe!
Thank you for your visit and compliment :)

Judie said...

That's a great cool-weather recipe! We LOVE soups! Thanks!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds like the perfect soup for the fall. I am not much a cook, but would love to try this.

My name is PJ. said...

My husband makes a soup very similar. De-lish is the right word!

La said...

This sounds Delicious! I've started started thinking more about soups since the weather is cooling. La

Theresa said...

Sounds yummy! Love a good soup!

Nora Johnson said...

Absolutely delicious especially since it's getting so cold here now in S Spain!

XOXO Nora & Lola:)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

There's a Mexican Restaurant not far from my house that makes amazing Tortilla Soup, so I haven't ever really tried making it, I just go there and eat it!

This, however, looks yummy enough to break out the soup pot for!

I'll try it and let you know how it comes out...

Sue said...

I love soup when the weather cools, too. And this one looks pretty tasty!



Lourie said...

Now I want it to be cold just so I can make that!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow... I'm loving this recipe!!!

Amanda said...

That recipe sounds amazing -- and easy, too! I know what you mean about loving to do things like this. For years Tina (Life is Good), and I worked together on women's brunches/ events at our church. It was always such a joy!

Cheryl D. said...

How yummy! I love tortellini soup!

Melinda Cornish said...

I may give this one a sounds wonderful. I love soup with warm bread.....yummmmmm

Brenda said...

Going to print this one out. I think hubs would like this one. I think I will like it!

Tina said...

oh yes delish with a capital D ! you can come and cook for me anytime ;)

Tina from Mummy Diaries

Jenny said...

What a delectable sounding link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "D"!

This seems like a wonderful, comforting dish for fall.

I liked how it felt like you let us come along with you!

Thanks for a fun link this week!