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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:21:50 PM
I LOVE soup. My husband HATES soup. It reminds him of being sick as a child and he just refuses to eat food in soup form. I was looking at recipes today and everything I wanted to try was soup... Whoops.

I've tried thickening it into stew, which works for him but then it's no longer "soup" for me. I've also strained off the broth and served it over pasta/rice/potatoes. But I'm wondering if there's another way to approach my soupy dilemma?

Ideas? Please? I can't go into fall without a game plan!



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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:26:20 PM
To me, that isn't soup.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:28:33 PM
I'm sitting with your hubby on this one. I hate soup too! So I have no advice to offer!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:29:23 PM
Make soup when you want to and he can make a sandwich. Freeze the extra for yourself for future lunches and dinners.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 4:33:35 PM
My husband also dislikes any soup/stew and we've gone with Virginia's solution. I refuse to go through the cool season without a big pot of homemade soup at least once a week! Fortunately my kids love it, too, but what is left I take for lunches that week and DH just makes a sandwich for himself or eats leftovers from a previous night. His loss!



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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:29:48 PM
Bummer... Looks like I'm still stuck.

It's just the two of us right now and we haven't been eating at home a lot recently, so when I do get dinner together, I really like to be able to eat together. He has gone the sandwich route before, but I feel so guilty sitting there eating something yummy and he has a peanut butter sandwich.

Oh well. It was a thought.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:38:16 PM
we love soup in our house too, but my family prefers it if it is more stew-y - so I just double the amount of veggies I put in, and reduce the amount of liquid slightly. I don't make cream soups (like squash or mushroom) but tonight we're actually having a homemade chicken corn chowder that is full of chicken, bacon, potatoes, carrots & corn, with just enough milk to make it like a stew. It's yummy! Then I make sure I buy french bread or rolls to serve with it.




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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:50:44 PM

but I feel so guilty sitting there eating something yummy and he has a peanut butter sandwich.


Why does he have to eat peanut butter? Why not make him a yummy sandwich to go with your yummy soup? Like Roast Beef Au Jus, Philly Cheesesteak or Grown Up Grilled Cheese? There are many good sandwich recipes out there.

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Posted: 10/3/2012 5:54:14 PM
I make soup just for myself all the time.

But, it's not something I plan for family meals. It ends up being lunch or breakfast, when I'm eating alone.







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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:59:31 PM
We love soup, but here we call it "stoup" because it's on the thicker side. I would make soup and just drain most of the broth out for your DH.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:02:43 PM
Cook the soup and then separate it by putting half (or whatever) into another pot and thicken that to you DHs liking. You get your soupy soup and he gets the thicker unsoup. You only have to dirty one extra pot. Make him wash it.




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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:03:52 PM
tanya2, you can't not post a recipe for that stew/soup. It sounds delicious!




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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:18:37 PM
there's not really a recipe for it, I just throw things in a pot. chopped up bacon, fried in the soup pot, take it out to drain, while it's draining melt some butter & cook some onion until it's soft, then throw stuff in the pot - 2 cans of corn, 1 can of creamed corn, the bacon, some chopped up potatoes & carrots, chopped up chicken that I had leftover, and about 4 cups of milk or so - enough to make it the consistency you want. season with salt & pepper & cook until the potatoes are soft. all in one pot, takes about 45 minutes or so - YUMMY!




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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:41:36 PM
thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely make that!




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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:53:17 PM
but I feel so guilty sitting there eating something yummy and he has a peanut butter sandwich.
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I'd be nice to him and upscale his sandwich to a more deli style or sandwich shop style sandwich or a fancy grilled cheese. I do think giving him a pbj is pretty petty.

As for you getting yummy soup, if he doesn't **like** soup it isn't yummy to him so he isn't missing out.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 10:04:15 PM

I'd be nice to him and upscale his sandwich to a more deli style or sandwich shop style sandwich or a fancy grilled cheese. I do think giving him a pbj is pretty petty.



I mentioned a peanut butter sandwich because the other ladies mentioned letting him fend for himself and that's what he would likely make, since he's not big on food prep.

You are right. I could make a nice sandwich for him instead, I just like the idea of us sharing the same meal if possible. When/if kids come into the picture, I'd like us all to be eating the same stuff. If I can tweak it a bit to make it work, that's great. Maybe I'm just over thinking it...

It looks like I need to try out thickening just a portion and seeing if that does the trick.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 10:55:51 PM
I just like the idea of us sharing the same meal if possible. When/if kids come into the picture, I'd like us all to be eating the same stuff.
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Then you need to be kind to your family and include items in a meal they like. Not just figure out a way to make it semi palatable to them. Don't just make meals that only you like. If the tables were turned so he did the cooking and he routinely fixed meals you dislike but expected him to eat with him, you'd be resentful over time.

Either make a meal all can enjoy with soup as a part of the meal, not the whole meal, or give up on the idea that everyone at the table eats the same thing.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 11:19:33 PM
My dh is not crazy about soup either. He doesn't like it as the whole meal, but he will eat it with something else. Although he does like the creamy-chunky soups more than the clear broth ones.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:03:54 AM
Most of my soups thicken to a near stew /casserole consistency by day two LOL so it would just mean making it the day before for your lunch and reheating for his dinner the next day, or possibly even later that same day.

I'm glad I don't have this issue with my DH. He said he wasn't a fan of soup but like most people it seems to be they haven't had much GOOD homemade soup. or just canned

Something hearty with beans, pasta and beef might be a good option to start. Offer him a cup of it as a side to his sandwich. Maybe he'll realize homemade soup isn't so bad!


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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:19:19 AM
Mine likes soup but doesn't think it's a meal - even with a salad and bread. If I can add something that makes it a side, he'll eat it. For example, I can make tortilla soup and make him a quesadilla. I also do thick stews and chili and he's fine with those for a meal.

I also make soup he wont eat (like split pea) and freeze it in portions that I eat for lunch or on a fend for yourself night for dinner.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:31:51 AM
I hate soup for the same reason your husband hates it. My husband LOVES soup. On the nights he wants soup, I will make myself a fancy grilled cheese or a quick batch of pasta.

I do enjoy thicker soups, like corn and clam chowder. Maybe he will like those? I just really don't like to eat broth based soups unless I'm sick.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:58:23 AM
Why not make soup just for yourself?

I love soup.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:24:19 PM
Thanks for the ideas everyone! I'm going to chat with him and see what he thinks. Maybe I can get a better understanding of what's going on. It's strange (to me) because he likes all the ingredients, even when they are together in another form with an almost identical flavor profile. He's admitted it's not the taste that's the problem. Just something about liquid in it turns him off. Maybe part of it is that it's just not as efficient to eat? That would totally fit his personality.

I've only attempted to serve him soup about 5 times in the almost 9 years we've been married and all of those I altered for him. He ate and enjoyed. Like the time I made chicken tortilla soup and strained off the broth and wrapped it in a flour tortilla with some cheese and salsa. That went over well. I'm wondering if there are ways to do that sort of thing with a minestrone or a beef and barley soup. He's open to it, but we both are at a loss sometimes for new ideas.

Most of the time when I get a craving, I make myself a big batch and just use it for lunches and meals that we don't eat together during the week. Something about fall, though, makes me feel like throwing together my mom's chicken noodle soup and settling down in the evening with a big bowl and a good movie. Home cooked soups have that special magic for me.

So yeah. All of this because I got excited looking at fall soups! I would LOVE a way to do it differently that he might really enjoy. I figured if anyone would have ideas, the peas would! You are all giving me good food for thought.



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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:37:12 PM
No advice for you. In our house, we all love homemade soup. I might make some tonight!
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