Sammy the Seal

Soup and fashion

In delicious, words, words, words on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 at 23:59

It’s been autumn for almost a month now, but now that’s it’s cooling down (and quickly, I might add) I am reminded of two wonderful things about autumn:

1) As the weather cools, we humans are required (upon penalty of death/hypothermia) to wear more clothes, which means dressing up more/more fashion opportunities and options. Not that I wear shorts and sandals much anyway, but I say yawn to summer clothes. Unless you’re female, in which case you always have the best options, even in summer, and more power to you. Oh yeah, wink, wink!

2) It’s soup’s time to shine. So simple, and so satisfying and comforting. Nothing like some hot soup in the evening when the temperature drops. Earlier this week I made a gallon, giving me something quick and soothing for dinner every day. All it takes is some broth, chicken (boiled, saving the water for stock), olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, carrot, garlic, celery (leaves too– rather than pluck and toss away, save, hack up, and toss them in too), tomato, potato, and corn (added at the very end). Lots of ingredients, yes, but it makes for chunky soup, which is the best kind. Chop everything up, dump it in the pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for about three hours.  Healthy, hearty, and it warms you up good? What’s not to love? Ahhhh…..

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