This weekend it snowed. And snowed, and snowed, and it’s STILL snowing… so naturally, I spent Sunday afternoon making soup. I love making tomato soup. It reminds me of winter days during my childhood, siting in my Grandmother’s kitchen and slurping warm bowls of Campbell’s, most often with a grilled cheese on the side. These days I make it myself because it’s fairly simple to do and tastes oh so fresh when you use ripe tomatoes. For this version I decided to up my game and add homemade croutons, which are also incredibly easy to make and incredibly delicious. What’s the best way to store the leftovers, if you have any? Don’t ask me I ate them all like they were chips while watching TV later in the evening! They were that good. Lol.
I had actually begun to dream that winter was drawing to a close the past couple of weeks. It had been so warm, the snow was melting, the days were getting longer, then wham. Blizzard. So now I’m back in winter mode. But I don’t mind a blizzard every once and a while because it is the perfect excuse to stay inside, be cozy, and make soup. Besides making soup, we spent the weekend baking, doing art, playing with lego and watching March of the Penguins (Emmylou is a bit penguin obsessed at the moment), and I don’t even feel guilty about being so lazy because of the weather! We always have such a busy spring because of the holidays and all of the birthdays in our family, so I will take advantage of this slow time while I can.
This upcoming weekend I have a few Valentine’s Day activities planned, like making cards with Emmylou, and seeing what else we can use our new heart shaped cookies cutters for (pancakes?). And maybe we will go outside. It’s a definite possibility. Haha.