Do you like setting goals? Are you the type of person who is motivated and empowered by creating a plan? I am–it’s why I set the goal of running my first half marathon, it’s why I love school (teacher’s pet, right here!), and it’s how I’ve developed healthy discipline. Career advancement, physical health, critical thinking brain growth–these are all worthwhile by-products, right? At times though, I set goals that have no purpose other than to indulge my love of a projected, scheduled set of activities–even fun ones–that prove exactly nothing except that my freakishness extends far beyond soup love.
Serious Eats recently posted their 20 Favourite Fall Soups. Just ten minutes prior, I discovered SoupAddict. The universe (or again, my inner administrator) was obviously sending me the message that a soup challenge was necessary. But how can I possibly make it challenging without being wasteful? After all, there are only two people in our household and most soup recipes make at least 4 servings. So, a 20-in-20 challenge is out. Instead, I’ll endeavour to make two soups a week until I reach the end of the Serious Eats list. Doing so will not only save me from the overwhelming selection process of which new recipes I will try this week????” as I try and make the grocery list but it will also take me exactly to the week of Christmas.
Below is the list from Serious Eats but I reserve the right to substitute if I get sick of too much butternut squash-curry-flavour combos or I can’t help myself and have to venture out. To BLT Soup for example. My challenge, my rules people.
Curried Squash And Apple Soup
Short Rib and Barley Stew
Curried Lentil Soup with Chickpea Purée
Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup
Curried Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Soup
Curried Celeriac Soup
Curly Kale and Potato Soup with Sausage
Chestnut, Pumpkin, and Farro
Pumpkin and Leek Soup
Quick Tortilla Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
White Bean and Tarragon Soup
Chickpea Flour Soup from Provence
Acorn Squash Soup with Brown Butter and Maple Yogurt
Gingered Butternut Soup
Agreeably Simple Potato Leek Soup
Squash and Fennel Soup with Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Cheddar Beer Soup
Sausage and Sauerkraut Stew