I’m a big fan of soup. Whether it’s for warming up on a cold winter night, a sneaky way to get some veggies into my kids (or husband), a quick fix to the problem of ‘what’s-for-dinner’ or a frugal meal plan, soup is a great choice in many ways.
One of my favorite soups starts out as nothing at all really, just a desire or need for soup. I’m sure you’ve all heard the story of stone soup, with the peddlar who comes along with a magic stone to make soup. “This would be so much tastier” he says, “with a carrot. Of course we don’t need a carrot, but if you had a carrot…” and the housewife produces a carrot.
On and on the story goes, until the end result is a fragrant concoction that bears little to no resemblance to a stone.
I like to take a carrot or two, an onion, a can of chopped tomatoes. Then I might throw in some leftovers, or a hamburger patty. Sometimes some dried wheat, other times some chopped potato.
The point is, that there are things in life that don’t need a plan, and cooking is one of them. Add a little of this, and a little of that. Sometimes it turns out better than others, but at the very least it’s soup. And soup is good!
What’s your favorite soup?