Cold Weather. Football. Snowy Nights. All of these things are synonymous in my mind with soup. Perhaps with most people it reminds you of winter. In my mind, winter means soup. Yes, I realize there are cold soups out there, but nothing is better to me than cozying up with warm bowl of soup with some awesome bread. Yes, bread is also a must. (small confession: I’m pretty sure I use soup as a vehicle for carbs…please note corn bread in the soup above. Still, the soup is key) read more »
When the weather gets cold, soup is the only way to go. Lately, I realized that rather than bread, biscuits would go better with soup. I’ve never made biscuits before, but when I saw the combo of sweet potato soup and goat cheese biscuits, I got on that. It was really convenient too as I had just gotten a bunch of sweet potatoes in my farm share. I tend to like blended soups a lot. I think the texture is tasty, though I almost always make them thicker than called for. I like a hearty soup.
Because I am apparently insane, I joined a CSA this fall. What is CSA? It stands for community supported agriculture and involves paying a lump sum at the beginning of a farming season and then receiving weekly shipments of vegetables. It helps local farms out because they get money upfront and are thus able to invest in their business. It helps consumers out because you get some great local produce and help out a local business. Some CSAs will include other things, and I actually get a half dozen eggs from this place too. My whole reason for joining was that I really wanted to eat more and expand the variety of vegetables I eat. I always buy the same exact stuff over and over again and I usually use it more as an accent to pasta rather than as the main star of the dish. I figured a CSA would be a great way to achieve these goals and luckily there is one that delivers to a house right near school, because seriously, if I have to drive forever, this thing probably isn’t going to happen. read more »
Sunday the 18th of October, I woke up to snow. Actually, I woke up to rain, which promptly turned to snow. Sadly, I discovered this through facebook where everyone decided to update their statuses at the same time to exclaim about the snow in October. I jumped on our couch and looked out the window the find big fat gorgeous snowflakes pouring out of the sky. Luckily they were not sticking to the ground. Double luckily, it was Sunday and I am not currently in classes and not have to study. Though I had various errands that I had planned on doing, football watching won. All in all, it was a good football day–I watched the Giants lose, the Patriots killed the Titans and even the Jets lost. Amazing! If only the Colts had lost, it would’ve been perfect. Oh well, you can’t have everything.
The crappy weather also made it a perfect day for something warm and comforting. As Rabi doesn’t eat meat, sometimes these things are harder to find as beef stew or non-vegetarian chili are simply not options. Also, the traditional Shepard’s Pies or pot pies are not nearly as satisfying. Luckily, there is the ever versatile dish: soup! Nothing says cozy and winter like curling up with a steaming bowl of soup. Honestly, beef stew and such are tasty, but things like soup I actually enjoy vegetarian as they can be hearty and filling yet still healthy. I found this soup on the kitchn an amazing part of Apartment Therapy. It has a lot of interesting recipes as well as anything else kitchen related that you can imagine.