All posts filed under: Soup

A Simple Soup For Winter

“Writing is a lot like making soup. My subconscious cooks the idea, but I have to sit down at the computer to pour it out.” ― Robin Wells I don’t have any profound lines for you about what this year will hold. I only know that I want more out of it than I received last year, and I have every intention of seeing it through. I have so much creativity compressed inside me, that there have been moments when it almost brought me to tears. I didn’t know how to harness it and where it should be unloaded. I felt an overwhelming sense of grief for all the words and images that I held inside, and it felt as though there wasn’t enough time to properly organize it all. Like possessing an armful of files but no file cabinet, and no one near to pull a drawer open for you, leaving you to drop the contents that you worked so hard to produce, on the cold hardwood floor. I hadn’t felt the desire to …

White Chicken Chili

I’ve been putting off writing this post for quite some time. And while I would like to pretend as though I’m ashamed. I’m not. This season has been keeping me awfully busy and that’s both good and bad, but mostly good. The extra money in our bank account from working so many hours has been quite nice but my body is starting to feel the consequences of cooking thirteen hour days and sleeping six-hour nights. It might sound like complaining but it’s not. I’m merely stating the facts. This weather has been confusing me something awful and my allergies are pouting like a toddler wanting a nap. I often find myself wanting produce that’s not in season due to mother nature’s trickery. It was a freezing temperature day several Thursdays ago when I first made this soup. I remember because Saturday came and I was tapping out of the match from sheer exhaustion after eating a bowl or two a day. I guess I need to work on my re-purposed leftover skills. Chicken Chili tacos, …

Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Dear Journal:                                                                                                            1.23.2014 It seems that this schizophrenic weather has clearly taken its toll on my immune system. breaking down my defenses and leaving me vulnerable and in a state of mere confusion. You know that if there is one thing I detest, it is being sick and yet, here we are. Despite the many hand washes and habitual usage of hand sanitizer, I was unable to escape the little germs from doing their sugarplum dance. And now, here we are hacking and coughing, watery-eyed and chilled to the bone, buried beneath the blankets and drowning in the Vernors ginger soda which I stumbled upon at the local Kroger. Score! I think I’ll swing by the store later and grab some items …