Monday, January 31, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday: A Winter Day's Soup

Greetings Humble Readers...

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.  Once a week we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join.

This morning we woke up to this sort of a day...

It looks beautiful, doesn't it?  Blue sky against the fresh snow from Saturday.  Beautiful!  Until I checked the temperature, that is... this morning at 10am it was -37C!!  That's what my mom calls "snappin' a$$holes cold". 

So I thought that it was a fine day to make a big pot of soup and stay inside!

We had half a veggie tray left over from our little luncheon yesterday after Ginny's baptism, so I set myself to choppin'.

Of course I started with some carrots and celery, then I diced up an onion.

Then I found a zucchini in the fridge that had been languishing for a few days.  So I chopped it up too.

After that, I added some garlic, canned diced tomatoes and chicken stock.  Then I rummaged through my spice cupboard.  Added a little salt and pepper, some thyme, oregano, and basil.  Then I found a bit of pearl barley in the pantry and tossed it in too.

And this is what the finished product looked like.  It tasted wonderful, and it was such a nice way to stay warm on such a cold day.  

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  1. Mmmmm! That looks delicious!!

    It's supposed to be "snappin a$$holes cold" here tomorrow. NOT looking forward to it.

    Though some of that soup might make it a little easier . . .

  2. At first I read this and went, "pfffft, 37 degrees, amateurs."

    Then I saw the minus sign.

    And now I want some of your soup.

  3. "snappin' a$$holes cold" AHAHAHA that's hilarious! Love it! I'm going to start using this!

    Your soup looks amazing! Stay warm!

  4. I LOVE me some soup! So easy to make and hard to mess up!

  5. man, I really need to get back into making soups :) You always make me want to cook. I used to...even for a living!!! Looks awesome!

  6. Yum. Looks good! Nothing better than a good soup on a chilly day.


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