We do a soup swap. Everyone brings soup; we eat the soup; the leftovers go home with people. It’s great. I received some delicious turkey noodle soup from the last soup swap that Kidney Bean is is love with.
Somehow, I decided that making a beer cheese soup was a good idea. While I do love my beer cheese, it isn’t really a meal in a bowl. So, I probably failed my neighbors on this one. To make it a full meal, you’d probably want to add larger pieces of vegetables, potatoes, maybe a few kielbasa sausage coins to the mix. Then it would be a meal deserving of a soup swap. Sorry, neighbors.
Your soup will look like a murky brown liquid from the beer. (I used Summit ESB in our soup.) It’s patiently waiting for you to add all the creamy, cheesy goodness.
I used Emeril’s Cheese and Beer Soup with Spicy Popcorn Garnish as a guide and adjusted a few things to better suit my tastes. Emeril suggested garnishing with his spicy popcorn, which I thought was a great idea.
Beer, cheese, popcorn. Makes sense. However, do not stick the popcorn in the soup or you will end up with a pile of mush. Your tasty popcorn with shrink and shrivel.
It is very sad to see shriveled popcorn. Just eat it on the side.
Watch tomorrow to see how we turn leftover beer cheese soup into cheesy rice.