Pumpkin Soup and Baked Potatoes #CookForFamily

Last month  I was invited on a  Cook For the Family initiative by Daniel. I have been cooking regularly for the kids during the week since they were born.  I feel that I am in more control of the types of food that they put in their body and it will be easier for me to introduce healthy foods to them if they ate at home.

The kids love baked potatos and soups. I’ve been trying out different soup recipes from the  cook books that I borrowed from the library. A few weeks back I tried my hand at making pumpkin soup for them.


It doesn’t take a long time to prepare the meal. It took me about an hour to bake the potatoes in the oven while it only took half and hour to make the pumpkin soup. I prepared the potatoes and popped them into the oven first before working on the soup as it took a long time to cook.

pumpkin soup

I have tried  various toppings with the baked potato before. However the kids all agree that the Japanese Mayo with bacon bits tasted much better then it with sour cream.


Baked Potato

We have baked potatoes at least once a week at home. Most of the time it is accompanied on the side by boiled greens  and soup.

Tiger Girl digging into dinner.

What have you been cooking for the family?


(Linking up with Motivational Mondays to find more inspiration to try out new recipes at home with the kids)

10 thoughts on “Pumpkin Soup and Baked Potatoes #CookForFamily”

  1. Oh, my!!! Those potatoes look yummy!!!! I haven’t had baked potatoes since last Christmas (we always do at my Uncle’s house where we celebrate Noche Buena). 😀

  2. The baked potatoes looks delicious as well as the pumpkin soup. Can I have a recipe of both? hehehe

    1. @Allan,
      The baked potatoes are really easy. Just need to poke holes on it, rub salt and oil all over before baking it at 200C for 1 hr.
      For the pumpkin soup just boil the cut pumpkin and carrots in chicken stock till they are soft. Remove and purree them before adding them back into the stock with a cup of cooking cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. I agree with you, it’s better to cook for the family! We don’t know what are being added to those food that we readily buy at food stalls.

  4. I have been making simple rice, baked chicken, and salad for dinner this week so far, as my back is not cooperating too well while I stand. Your daughter is so pretty and seems like she enjoyed your meal.

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