Fall is officially here in eastern NC, and I’m ready for soup weather! This month, I’ve already made four batches of soup and I have exactly zero regrets about it. I love this soup weather because it makes dinner just that much easier, and I nearly always can pull together a loaf of homemade crusty bread to go with it.
One of my favorite things about soup season is that soup freezes so easily, and thaws/reheats nicely. This has made feeding the freezer so much simpler! This year, I “splurged” on deli cups on Amazon (you can buy in bulk at Sam’s Club), and they’ve made me feel very chefy every time I pull them out. They’re easy to label, they freeze upright, and for our family they hold just the right about of soup. I love pulling out a deli cup of soup from the freezer when we need a quick Sunday lunch or a fast dinner on a cold day. I always have a store bought baguette in the freezer, which makes this a complete meal, in my opinion. We recently made bread bowls for our broccoli cheddar soup and it was divine!
How to “feed the freezer” with soup
My “feed the freezer” soup plan is to fill one deli cup before I even serve my family dinner. I label it and pop it in the freezer for later. This way, I can use it when needed (like tonight!) or I can grab two to three of them to bring a meal to someone. Can you imagine if someone brought you three containers of three different soups and some homemade bread? I might cry if that showed up on my front step! And it’s so easy.