Soup for the soul

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There is something comforting about being safely tucked inside on a snowy, windy winter’s day.  What makes it even better is having homemade soups simmering on the stove and having the house smell like home.  It is a nesting feeling for me being in my kitchen and having the aromas of what I chose to create permeate my house.

I love to cook and I absolutely love to make soup.  My dream would be to have a restaurant that focuses on soup and fresh-baked biscuits and goodies, allowing me to get back into baking and making wedding cakes again.  I have discovered another woman who not only has the same goal, but we both love to play Scrabble.  We began to get very excited at the prospect of making our dream come to fruition.  We even thought we would combine our two passions and name our restaurant “Alphabet Soup”.   Clever, I know.  With our clear passion for creating and my best friend’s sense for business…..this could be an exciting future prospect.

This weekend, I have been creating big pots of soup to portion out for meals and keep in my freezer, as well as give some to my brother for his lunches.  Some soups are staples and the recipe is followed to the letter.  Others are made on a whim whenever I feel the need to pair flavors and see if it works.  These were the flavors this weekend:

  • Cream of Mushroom Soup with Sherry
  • Corn and Bacon Chowder with Shrimp
  • Curried Butternut Squash and Cauliflower
  • Broccoli, Apple and White Cheddar

I’ll be sure to send you all an invitation if the restaurant dream ever becomes a reality, and maybe you can send your requests for a soup you’d like to see on the menu.     🙂

10 thoughts on “Soup for the soul

  1. I also love to make homemade wassail and leave it simmering on the stove. I am currently in love with a cranberry, apple, orange mixture whose aroma intoxicates with its cinnamon and cloves spices.
    My latest flavor of favorites soups is a chicken and wild rice (from scratch of course). I personally love stormy days for the very reasons you stated.

    Cheers. Stay safe and warm.

    ~ Darling

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