The Best Winter Soup Recipes for a Cabin Retreat
While it may not seem possible, winter is right around the corner. The autumn colors will soon surrender their brilliant displays of red, yellow, and orange to a beautiful blanket of bright white snow covering the alpine landscape of the Cascade Mountains. Due to its seemingly endless array of outdoor activities and relatively mild winters, the most significant characteristic of Leavenworth, WA, is its status as a year-round destination. Whether you stay in all day next to the fire with a good book or return from a day of outdoor adventure, one of the best ways to supplement a cabin retreat is to make a hearty winter soup recipe. From chowder to chili, winter soup recipes have warmed our bellies, hearts, and souls during the colder months. Fortunately, NW Comfy Cabins has a range of elegant properties equipped with full kitchens, ensuring you can create the perfect concoction.
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Whether your cabin retreat is a weekend getaway or an extended staycation, you’ll want to be somewhere that feels like home. Having a familiar place to make your meals not only gives you an unrivaled sense of comfort, but it also helps you save money. Exploring various soup recipes is an excellent way to get creative and unleash your inner chef. There’s something to be said about tending to your creation throughout the day as the aroma becomes more pronounced, and you anticipate that first slurp off the spoon. To help give you an idea of what to make, we put together three of our favorite winter soup recipes.
1. Pacific Razor Clam Chowder
This chowder draws inspiration from the traditional New England fare but adds a Pacific Northwest twist using razor clams and leeks instead of Manila clams and white onions. Poaching the clams prevents overcooking, while their natural juices will engulf the pot with flavor. If you don’t have access to fresh clams, a canned variety will work, and you can use bottled clam juice to make up for the lack of flavor sometimes found in canned seafood.
2. Winter Vegetable Soup with Split Red Lentils
This hearty vegetable soup is perfect for those busy days at the cabin when you know you’ll be hungry, but you’re preoccupied with having fun in the Cascade Mountains. This recipe’s appeal is that you can put the ingredients in a crockpot and return upon its completion. Protein is essential when you’re out galavanting about, and red lentils are full of it!
3. Beef and Barley Soup
This recipe is perfect for the cabin carnivores as it’s centered around a thick, juicy top round steak cut into cubes. Nutrient-rich vegetables and barley come together in perfect harmony to give you a warm sensation in your tummy. What’s more, this soup stays well after freezing and can be made ahead of time and packed away until you’re ready to feast!
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Possibly the most alluring factor for winter soup recipes is that you don’t have to be an “iron chef” to produce delectable results. With a bevy of exquisite lodging options that come fully equipped with kitchens, NW Comfy Cabins will have you cooking up a storm! For more information or to make your reservation, please visit us online or call 509-763-0180.