David just said "You are hitting soup home runs all the time now Mom".
(How sweet are they?)
Soup accolades......... who'd a thunk it!?
We have been making soup (for a group of people every Tuesday) for a few years now......Allan did the first few years and I paid scant attention. I held babies and chatted and buttered bread.....
And then 18 months ago Allan took himself off to so a degree leaving me in charge of soup.
I am not going to lie - I panicked.
But over the months I got into the rhythm - got the formula down pat.......and tonight as I stir the soup pot I realise I have no more soup anxiety. I have the basic soups pretty well sorted out - I am no "soup genius" - not even very adventurous but I can, apparently, make a decent pot 'o soup!
Indeed, I actually look forward to choosing a soup each weekend and making it. I love making my own stock too and watching it all come together.
And of course the greatest joy is feeding my friends a hearty and healthy meal.
I still prefer holding babies but I get to do both.
If you haven't ever made a pot of soup from scratch may I encourage you, this Fall / Spring (depending on which hemisphere you reside in).....make a pot....it will do your soul good.
If you need help let me know!
Now my peeps are about to arrive and I have soup to dish and enjoy around the table.