As fall fades away and the dark creeps into the early evening hours, we find ourselves bundling up with winter blankets near the warmth of our fireplace. This is, without a doubt, soup weather. Soup is a food that literally warms you from the inside out, and that’s always a welcome treat in the winter. Since the cool weather is really just beginning here, I’m sure this soup will become a staple on our menu well into the new year.
While this classic chicken noodle soup is one of my favorites this time of year, I thought it would be fun to change things up a bit and give a new chicken soup a try. I’m so glad I did. This creamy soup is rich and comforting, thanks to a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on your perspective) dose of brie and half and half. Don’t fret, though, because there’s also a good bit of spinach in this soup, which totally makes up for the amount of dairy goodness in it (hah, if only). Served with a slice of crusty bread, this is a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal that’s perfect for chilly weather.