Weeknight Soups

February 9, 2009 | By | Comments (3)

As the cold front hit this past week, all I could think of was going home and curling up with a warm bowl of something. So I tooled around our Web site to find my best options. Here’s my weeknight meal plan:

Monday: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
I wanted something not too heavy since I over-did it at the Super Bowl Party so I went for our this light soup.

Tuesday: Southwestern Pork Soup.
I was craving a little spice so I chose this superfast soup which has lots of flavor.

Wednesday: Asian Corn Soup
I’m thinking mid-week vegetarian sounds good. Stir in a little seared tofu or chicken if you prefer.

Thursday: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Why not go all in? This will hit the spot.

Friday: Smoky Slow Cooker Chili
This is my day off from cooking dinner. Our Jan/Feb magazine issue featured a slow cooker Test-Kitchen-developed recipe (which also happened to be the cover) from my TK colleague, Mike Wilson. It’s a perfect make-ahead meal for a busy family that needs a hot, affordable meal ready when they get home.

Shhhh! Insider info: On the back page of every issue this year, a different TK staff member or food editor will share one of their favorite recipes. Keep an eye out for the next Test Kitchen Secret: Homemade Pita Bread (look for it in the March issue).


  1. rnett

    Well, I appreciate the different votes; it”s good input as I move forward even though the distribution is fairly even between a set of treatments

    April 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm
  2. Rviler

    oh,shit..You are the bestest man;.Can I have a nice dinner?

    January 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm
  3. Silicone Bakeware

    The winter time is when I crave soups the most. I love to eat something warms when it is cold outside.

    February 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm

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