Thursday, February 20, 2020

Soup and books and movies

All I have been doing lately is cooking a bit, reading and watching a few shows. So no huge important updates here!  Hoping we can have a fire if the weather cooperates....might be a few days.  

Vegetable Soup....mmmmmm.  This is an old recipe originating with my grandmother.  She passed it on to my mother who made copious quantities and shared with both sets of grandparents and my Uncle Lew.  Everyone loved it and I still do love it today.  I make it the same way and my family enjoys it too. Fresh veggies and marrow bones make the difference I think.  Recipe and prior post may be found HERE.


Books / I joined Shelley at Book'd Out for her 2020 Nonfiction reading challenge. Still working on that post at the (book blog) for one category.  I'm very much enjoying a book about John Glenn at present.  In the meantime I have finished another Erin Kelly book titled He Said/She Said and it was quite good, IMO. I also read The Rumor by Lesley Kara for the Kindle English Mystery Book Club. That was January's selection. Hoping to be more active there this year. Fist book of the year was Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell.  I'm devouring all of Jewell's mysteries since discovering her last year.

Watching / The new movie Midway was phenomenal and after checking facts, historically accurate.  We also started watching a new series (courtesy of the library) called Catch-22.  We like it so far.

catch midway

Just a quick update here.  Everyone is well, so far so good, and I am taking advantage of Starbucks free internet to post today.

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  1. link to soup does not work.

  2. Thank you for telling me about the broken link! I think I have fixed it.

  3. Now that I'm home I'm actually planning on cooking again and soup is high up on my list! I really need to read more Lisa Jewell. I've read two and have thoroughly enjoyed both. They make fabulous audio books.

  4. Glad everyone is feeling well. That soup sounds perfect for late winter.

  5. Beautiful soup as the Mock Turtle said in Alice in Wonderland! It's really soup weather around here, and we just finished last night's chicken soup for lunch. I checked your recipe and I can see that it would be delicious, though I'm a little surprised that it would work in ripe tomato season because that's usually a hot time of year.

    best... mae at

  6. Great soup! I love old family tried and true recipes

  7. That soup looks delicious, love the deep colour of it.

    Your week sounds like mine, nothing momentous, just day to day.

  8. Yup, soup weather even here in Hawaii. And, thanks for the recommendation on He Said/She Said - I've reserved it at the library.

  9. A good vegetable soup recipe is priceless. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week. He Said/She Said is loaded on my Kindle--just need to get to it. ;-)

  10. We liked Midway but didn't love it.

    It's not quite soup whether here yet, but I am looking forward to when it is!

  11. Yes, there are some recipes that you make the exact same way as you have eaten in your childhood. This soup seems loaded with fresh vegetables.

  12. I've really been into soups lately---at home and dining out. Love a good family recipe like this!


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