That means it’s the perfect kind of weather to cook up a big pot of soup or stew. Few things warm the body and soul more than a steaming bowl of delicious, homemade soup.
Of course I’m not talking about a thin gruel of mostly broth with just a few veggies or morsels of meat thrown in. I’m talking about a lip-smacking blend of ingredients that’s so thick you can practically stand your spoon up in it – a true meal in a pot.
That's the kind Mom always made.
I have loved soup ever since childhood when she would make up huge pots of steaming goodness using the leftovers and bones from a roast to create a meat-based broth or vegetables a bit past their prime to make her minestrone.
And I love soup now just as much as a cook and household manager. After all, there are few meals that are more economical than a big pot of soup.
And there are few meals that are easier for a cook to put together.