It’s cold. We’ve established that, I think. It’s going to be cold for many more weeks. We are, of course, in Ohio; we’ll complain that the weather is too cold until maybe May, and then we’ll complain that it’s too hot until October.
But for now, it’s cold. Great soup weather, isn’t it? I’ve been in and out of the cold all day, and Thursday evenings are busy for my family. It was kind of a “fend for yourself” type of night; this simply means that there isn’t one meal prepared and instead everyone kind of eats what they want (it doesn’t mean that the kids are left to scrape together a meal on their own, ha!). After everyone had landed home after our hectic evening, I sat down to answer emails and check out Facebook, then realized that I hadn’t eaten anything yet. I wasn’t really hungry (doing a water-drinking-challenge really curbs that appetite!), but I had a sudden urge for a steamy bowl of soup. Off to the kitchen I wandered, to peruse the pantry in search of my dinner.
In case you didn’t already know, I am a terrible cook. Awful. Not so bad that I can’t get a meal on the table, but bad enough that I don’t usually try to make something new or experiment with different recipes. In an attempt to cut down on processed foods, I’m making more of an effort, but I will admit that I do still buy some food items that probably aren’t so “whole”. Canned soup is one of those items. Tonight, I was happy to pop open a can of vegetable soup.
I would love, though, to master a good soup recipe. I can’t say that I haven’t tried; one day, a couple months ago, I attempted to make a chicken noodle soup. The picture in the recipe was beautiful: a lovely, golden broth with vibrant, colorful vegetables. Mine? Looked like gray mush. I don’t know where I went wrong, but I haven’t tried it again.
In the spirit of “try, try again”, feel free to share a good soup recipe (read: easy soup recipe). My family will thank you!
Until then, I will continue to enjoy my canned selections, as I did this evening. Gotta stay warm somehow.