First off let me give a shout out to a friend who is going through a difficult time. Mrs. L, you have been in our thoughts. Wish we could hand deliver this soup to you ♡♡♡
Soup. That word is conjured up as a comfort food, don't you think? It is certainly soup weather now here in the northern hemisphere. I know my food buddies in Australia and New Zealand are enjoying summer but....that's not the case here!
When it's chilly and the wind cuts through you as you are walking the dog back from her usual route....you think about hot comfort food. Also, in spite of my husband and I being Government Drones, a workplace one would think has basic amenities like HEAT.....not always the case.
Last Monday we arrived to very cold offices. At 8:00 a.m. the thermostat read 59 F (15 C). It did get up to 64 before we decided to take leave time and go home. It's just not acceptable when you are sitting at a desk most of the day. Everyone was wearing a coat, some had hats and I tried to type wearing gloves. That went as well as one may think.
I should mention that was an unusual day and while it is cold at work in December and January, that was an extreme.
So...comfort food. I made a vat of soup for lunches during the week. This is a recipe I had been wanting to prepare. It had been languishing in my file of recipes to try.
Here is the recipe I copied (via the iPhone) from the Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant cookbook. It gives a bit of background about the area which I found interesting. I used a bit less wine than called for and it turned out well.
Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday Series.
Deb's linkup for Souper Sunday this week may be found HERE. Join us!