Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feast or Famine?

Creamy Carrot Soup

Family:Famine (not really-they ate Chili Dogs)

♥♥♥♥ (4out of 5 hearts)

I have been visiting this awesome blog Pioneer Woman Cooks for a couple of weeks now and everyday that I explore her recipe archives, I can’t wait to get in my kitchen and start making something yummy. It’s not like her recipes are complicated with a lot of fancy ingredients, on the contrary. They are simple, basic, and look OH SO delicious!! I put it on my short list of recipes to try.

I really enjoyed the texture and flavor of this soup. It was more puree and less soupy though. I think I let the chicken broth boil out too long before I covered it. Sometimes I don’t read the recipe and absorb it until after I have almost all the way cooked it! Then I wonder why it’s not doing what I thought it should! Haha! I didn’t have any fresh basil, so I used fresh dill. I also topped it with crumbled feta cheese. The cheese was a great salty addition to the soup. I will use that next time for sure! I think crispy bacon would be good sprinkled on top as well!

I think I would have given this 5 hearts if I had used fresh carrots instead of the sort of dry ones in the bottom of my veggie bin and I had basil to put on top. Other than that, I really loved this soup.