Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Still Soup Season!

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind”   Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes

This was on my calendar this morning, and I wondered if it were a warning from the physic world to watch myself! The weather keeps me in, but it does not cease the severe worry I have for both family and friends in dire situations. Some are facing death. My heart aches for them, and while we have been with them, we don’t want weather to keeps us from supporting them more.

Meanwhile, the map shows more ugly stuff coming! On Monday DH and I filled the gas tank, stopped at the pharmacy, got extra milk at Braum’s, and some gluten free Bisquick at the store. Then we took a Sonic and drove out by the river before going home to wait on the storms. The day was cold but oh, the sun was so bright! The ducks and geese were huddled near the bank of the river…life for the fowl and the river was going on as usual.

Yesterday while our families were in 9 inches of snow, we only got about three. Still streets were nasty and we stayed in for sure. Well, it was still very much soup season! So for lunch, the soup was a new one, Panera Kale. I made some alterations because I used what I had. Smoked Polish sausage became browned bulk sausage; red potatoes with skins became peeled Russets; cannellini beans became Anasazi beans, and I added extra chicken broth. It was so good!

Supper was a trusted and easy broccoli cheese soup. Today will be leftovers of both!


Linda O'Connell said...

I keep seeing the Progresso Soup add about the variety of soups and dieting. If only I could just stick to soup. NO! I have to make hot bread to go along with it. Your does look yummy.

Sioux said...

Claudia--I made some bean soup on Monday, and ate some on Tuesday and Wednesday. I think I'll make another batch this weekend.

Soup is the perfect dish for a cold afternoon or evening...

Marylin Warner said...

Yum! Your soups look delicious, Claudia, especially the kale. I can almost sniff the steaming broth!

We've had round after round of snow, below freezing temperatures, and howling wind. Despite our best efforts, two mornings ago we awoke to one frozen pipe leading the kitchen sink. Four hours later after a careful, slow thawing, it opened and there was no damage to the pipes.

I know the frustration of wanting to be with those who need us. I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My family has threatened to revolt if I don't stop serving soup for dinner. lol I LOVE soup, and I think it's the perfect choice for these cold winter nights.

Susan said...

p.s. on Valentine's Day. Missing you, Bookie. Hoping all is okay. Are you deluged with snow, too? Susan