spinachy mac and cheese soup

by Eva Felis on February 12, 2013

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Some people are super heroes and save the world on a daily basis. You can find their stories in comics, books and movies, no big deal. Some people impress us with their skills like steering a greyhound bus with their nose while juggling with fire torches, underwhelming! Here is the thing: my mum makes a killer spinach soup which impressed a crowed of hungry kids repeatable. How appealing does spinach soup sound to children on a playground? Would you run home as if dinner would be promising like French fries with bottomless ice cream? I bet not at all!  But my mum had been cooking this soup and you could be sure we had guests for dinner. There had been copycats without success. Other mothers put their versions of this soup on the table and it was obvious, no one nailed this soup like my mum. She made us eat spinach without even hiding it, we would ignore it. The secret lies in the creamy soup but of cause the big hit is the cheese.  The trick is to add the cheese and stir as less as possible to keep a net of melted cheese. Every time we dug in long strings of cheese connected our spoon with the bowl, sometimes they were rope bridges, sometimes we tried to challenge each other whose cheese string was the longest and sometimes it was an astronaut’s connection with his space ship and under no circumstances it was allowed to cut it off.

Well a couple of years later, I stopped playing with my food and don’t fight the spider and his cheese net anymore but still love a hot bowl of spinach soup. I added a truck load of elbow macaroni for this year contribution for 30 Days, 30 Ways with macaroni and cheese, brought to you by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

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  1. What a great idea for a soup. I particularly love big, chunky soups which can be a meal in themselves. This looks like it fits the bill perfectly.

  2. Oh man, this is the kind of soup I am craving! Add cheese and everything is going to be fine! Fingers crossed for the competition, my dear!
    Big hugs,

  3. Jetzt läuft mir grad glatt das Wasser im Munde zusammen, denn die Suppe sieht verdammt lecker und sehr nach meinem Geschmack aus!! Kommt direkt auf meine Kochliste :)
    Liebe Grüße, Eva

  4. @ Sandy: Thank you, but this is actually not a competition. We are 30 blogger with 30 mac and cheese recipes, each day one.
    You are totally right, everything is better with cheese (beside chocolate but that’s a different addiction :) )
    @ Eva: Kann mir gut vorstellen, eine warme Suppe ist genau richtig bei dir im kalten Norden. Lass es dir schmecken!