Soup’s On!

Soup’s On!

There are a number of easy ways to stay warm this winter. Keep your home well-heated at all times by using a ​ heating oil delivery app​ . Have toasty blankets and throws on hand in the most frequently used rooms of your house. And, consider mixing up some batches of winter’s most popular comfort food: soup.

Soup is considered a nutritional powerhouse... a one pot meal chock-full of vitamins, protein, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Not only are soups typically very nourishing, most of them can be prepared with minimal effort and simple ingredients. Having a hard time thinking beyond the standard tomato and chicken noodle soup fare? Keep reading for a few new recipes that are sure to fill your winter days with satisfying warmth and flavor...

White Chicken Chili

This hearty chili is sure to warm you up even on the coldest of nights. Serve with grated Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips for a flavor-packed dish that will quickly become a family favorite. Yield: 6 servings.

  • 2 T butter
  • 1 bunch chopped scallions
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz.) can corn
  • 1 T grated ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp sage
  • 1⁄2 tsp cumin
  • 1⁄4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked & chopped
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans
Sauce:
  • 3 T butter
  • 1⁄2 cup cream
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in soup pot. Saute scallions, onions, green pepper, garlic, jalapenos, ginger, salt, sage, cumin, and pepper until soft. Remove mixture from pot. In same pot, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add flour and whisk briskly while adding cream. When thick and smooth, add chicken broth and milk. Stir in corn, beans, chicken, and spice mixture from earlier. Simmer on low for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring often. Serve hot with grated Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream on top and tortilla chips to dip with on the side.