10 Warming Soup Recipes + baby chicks!

You guys, this past week has been a crazy one.

We are getting used to our new baby chicks and loving every moment of it. They’re super fluffy and adorable, but they’re starting to get their feathers and lose that fluff so I thought I should snap a few photos of them before they grow out of that cute baby phase.

baby chicks

awww… aren’t they just too cute?!?!


We got three different breeds of chickens – 2 white leg horns (the yellow chick), 2 Rhode Island reds (the brownish/red chick), and one Aracauna (the darker brown chick). The Aracauna breed is supposed to lay multicolored eggs, like pink, blue, and green. The classic white eggs are going to come from our leg horns and we’ll get brown eggs from the Rhode Island reds.

baby chicks

I don’t normally let the chicks wander around my kitchen. They poop way too much for that. But I wanted to get some good pictures, and this was the only place I could think of.

baby chicks

Originally I was going to take them outside and let them play in the grass in the warm sun to snap their “baby chick pics”… but then it decided to no longer be 75 degrees and sunny outside. Nope, our gorgeous spring-like weather turned south real quick.

I woke up this morning to 4 inches of snow on the ground.

Spring Snow

This is what my backyard looks like right now. You see those gorgeous pink blossoms?

Yeah, those popped open a couple days ago when it was nice and toasty outside.

Spring Snow

It was so beautiful out there that I had to snap a few pictures. Plus, this area of the world doesn’t typically get snow, so it was worth documenting.

Spring Snow

And then while I was out there taking these pictures (freezing my buns off), I decided we needed to have soup for dinner.

Which led me to thinking I should share 10 Warming Soup Recipes with you.

Because chances are you’re dealing with some cold weather too.


1. This Easy French Onion Soup Recipe is a quick fix and sure to please!

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe


2. This Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup from FoodieCrush is simply gorgeous.



3. This Classic Egg Drop Soup is a favorite in our house.

Egg Drop Soup


4. This Cauliflower and Celery Root Soup from Cooking and Beer looks like a delicious meatless winner!



5. Your family will devour this Chicken Parmesan Soup.

Chicken Parmesan Soup


6. I’m loving this Lighter New England Clam Chowder from Gimme Some Oven.



7. This Creamy Potato Soup from The Girl Who Ate Everything is made in the slow cooker!



8. This Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup is a fantastic copy cat recipe that is sure to please.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup


9. Totally in love with this Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup from Neighbor Food. There’s tater tots in there!



10. This Lasagna Soup Recipe from Center Cut Cook is one I have made several times, and it’s always a winner.



Hopefully these soup recipes will warm you up so you can make it through till spring time!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
18 Responses
  1. Carol Farndon
    Way back in the early 1980s, long before you were born, I'm sure, we raised our own chickens, as well. When they were young we always welcomed them into our home...once they were grown. and living in the back yard, I would let our dog out in the morning and open their hut for them to wonder...well, one we called mama, would follow the dog back into the house, and make herself comfortable under the kitchen table whilst we enjoyed breakfast. She never once was a bother and when she grew old, we took her to a friends farm to end her days, in the sunshine with all of their animals. Strange I know, but we loved her dearly and I still often think of her.
    1. Oh my gosh, I love you for thinking I wasn't born in the early 80's. :) And how adorable about your sweet chicken. It's very apparent how much personality each one of these little chicks already has. One of them, Daisy, is our curious little lady. She is so interested in everything and always the first one to try new things out. She is definitely the leader of the group. It's so fun watching them grow up, I can't wait till they get even bigger. Thank you for sharing your story Carol! :)
  2. Your chicks are cute, the Arucana do lay colored eggs but their smaller than the others. Years ago my sister-in-law raised the same ones you have plus some Polish Crested; she had a total of 6 different types of chickens. She gave a name to every single chick and she could tell which one was which and within a week of getting them they knew their name and came running when she called them by name. Enjoy them and thank you for sharing
    1. We gave each of ours names too. It's funny because we can already tell them all apart very easily. I'll work on talking to them more and telling them their names so they'll come to me when I call them. That would be super fun! :)
  3. Julia D.
    Those darling little baby chicks! How fun it will be and also to enjoy their beautiful yummy eggs. And, speaking of "yummy" I would just love a great big bowl of each of the offered soup's you are sharing today. Wow! I can hardly wait to try them all. Thanks, and enjoy the snow!
  4. I went to high school at an agricultural technical school. We always had pigmy goats and baby chicks to play with and take care of. When I have my own home someday, I hope to have chicken because I love eggs and animals. Are those cherry blossoms?? I'm jealous. I haven't seen grass or flowers in months.
    1. Oh man, that would be so fun! I'm not 100% sure (because we just barely moved in a few weeks ago) but I think they are peach blossoms. But they do look a lot like cherry blossoms! :)
  5. wow! I wish my snowy yard looked that beautiful! Those pink flowers covered in frosty snow are lovely! If only beautiful things survived under 7 feet of snow. Oh Boston...
    1. Our snow melted already. I feel your pain though. I just moved from Canada where they got 6 feet of snow in just a few days! I don't miss that at all! Hopefully it starts to warm up soon for you!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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