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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Soup's On

Yeah yeah, I know...everyone is taking pictures of their food and posting it on the internet. I know it is no longer even remotely original or interesting to most people. Regardless, I obssess over food and what people ate for dinner and how they cooked it, etc. Can't get enough of it. It's like spying. Maybe it's because food is the most basic item we all have in common with each other. We all have to eat. What and how we eat reveals a lot about who we are. Some of us cook our own food and others let a chef cook for them. Some eat with the family and some eat alone. Some sit at the table and some lean over the kitchen sink. Some eat only what is neccessary to stave off hunger and others eat for the sheer pleasure of it. Truthfully, I do all of the above.... I eat with other people sometimes, alone most. I have been known to eat right out of a package (in a hurry), at my desk (most days), straight out of the fridge (distracted). Usually though, I cook my own food, put it on a pretty plate and make it look nice. And as I sit and eat alone, I feel like someone put a little heart and soul into my meal...to make me feel worth it. It makes even the simplest dinner of soup and bread bring comfort as well as nourishment. We share food in common no matter where we live or who we are. So, I decided to share a picture of last nights supper. I would give you the recipe for this "best chicken soup in the world", but unfortunately I don't cook like that. I rarely use a recipe and I never write it down. Basically it is homemade chicken stock with celery and onions, cut up chicken breast meat, brown rice, fresh cilantro and ro-tel tomatoes. Cook slow until rice thickens it up. I forgot to add the corn , but it was still good. And next time I make it, it will probably be different...since I didn't write it down. But whoever gets to eat it, gets a little love in their soup.


NCmountainwoman said...

We are having rain today, and should get 1-2 inches tonight. The color is beginning and there's no doubt you will see color, likely peak color in some areas. Gasoline deliveries are up and three stations had gas today, so things should be fine in a week or so.

Sandy said...

Hi Pat! I love seeing food on blogs - and your dinner looks fantastic!
Thanks for visiting me!


Anonymous said...

I never get tired of food posts (as you've probably noticed!). Soup and bread is a perfect meal on a cool day.

Jennifer said...

I'm a food blog addict, too. Not to mention a soup nut. In fact, the very thought of soup might be the number one reason I love fall and winter so much. Yours looks de-lish!

Phyllis S said...

Ooh, I'm totally making that, sans the tomatoes and with the corn. And I'm one of those 'no recipe' types for most things I fix as well. Except for beef stew-straight from 'The Joy of Cooking' every time.

BlackenedBoy said...

Food, as one of the most basic necessities of human life, is a wonderful and complex thing. Your post reflected this quite nicely.

The soup looks delicious, by the way, and the picture is steadfastness personified: steadiness, solidity, sultry deep broth next to simple, robust bread.

It looks like a good dish.

I don't mind snacking alone, but hate, hate, hate having meals by myself. There is something depressing about it. I wish I was where you are, so that I could eat dinner with you and you would have someone to talk to over your soup.

It looks like it's probably better without the corn, too.

Jonas said...

Call me ol' fashioned, but I'll ALWAYS go for a little love in my soup.

Just sayin'

kats said...

Looks yummy! I've been in a soup, bread and butter mood lately and it feels cozy and perfect, even though I live in So Cal and it still kind of feels like summer.

Yesterday I made butternut squash with gorgonzola soup - delicious!