Monday, December 7, 2009

Soup's On!

Welcome! I'm so excited to be part of this week's Progressive Dinner Party; I'm picking up new recipes as quickly as I usually get new book ideas! Now that you've enjoyed your appetizers, please pull up a chair and we'll begin with the soup and salad course.

At my table, I'll be serving Southern Peanut Soup. My brother-in-law, who's quite a good cook, particularly of soups, first introduced me to this soup many years ago. Then he had the audacity to never make it again. But I still love him anyway; well, I do now that I know how to make the soup.

Southern Peanut Soup
2 T. butter
2 T. onion, grated
1 rib of celery, thinly sliced
2 T. flour
3 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 t. salt
1 c. light cream
2 T. chopped roasted peanuts

Melt the butter over low heat in Dutch oven. Add onion and celery. Saute for 5 minutes. Add flour and mix well until blended. Stir in broth and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat; strain broth to remove onion and celery. Stir in peanut butter, salt and cream until well mixed. Serve hot. Garnish each serving with a teaspoon of chopped peanuts.

For another soup course, visit:

Review From Here - - Creamy Tomato Soup

And for salad, stop by:

Rundpinne - - Grandma's Cranberry Salad
Bermudaonion's Weblog - - Pear & Blue Cheese Salad
Booking Mama - - Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

Be sure to check out Book Blog Social Club for all of this week's festivities. My family is going to be trying new recipes for weeks!


  1. I love Southern peanut soup (and so did George Washington, by the way!). Whenever we are in Virginia we get some!

  2. This sounds yummy! We used to live in the peanut capital of the world.

  3. This sounds delicious! I adore peanut butter!

  4. My husband loves peanuts... must give this one a try!

  5. This looks interesting. I think I would love it, not sure about my husband, but you never know until you try :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. My husband is a peanut butter junkie - I bet he'd love it!

  7. My peanut butter loving father would go nuts (ha, ha) for this.

  8. I never even knew there was such a thing as peanut soup. It sounds kinda good, though!