January Recap!

What the hell happened to January?  How is it already February 1st?? (btw, Happy Birthday James!)

Oh, yeah…I got a new job.  Great for bank accounts and pesky things like paying rent and bills, bad for blogging!  Well, not bad–I just need to figure out a better blog strategy!

We took a very brief trip to Portugal and made some soup.  C’mon is there anything better when it’s cold and nasty outside?  And thanks to this Polar Vortex, it’s been really cold and really nasty!

I neither perfected my Kaliflower soup nor found the secret to unlocking the deliciousness of Jaime’s asparagus soup, but I will continue my efforts and when I know, you’ll know…you know?

But all is not lost!  And as a final tribute to January, I’m going to leave you with a delicious Tomato Basil soup (click the link because allrecipes.com has made it so much easier for both of us!).  It’s a specialty of my friend Tracy, who serves it with the most amazing grilled cheese (think cheese and bacon and avocado and turkey–everything that is right in the world!!).

Why should you make it?

  1. It’s easy to make!
  2. It’s delicious!
  3. It looks like this:



  4. It makes a light enough dinner you can splurge on dessert AND port (c’mon, you knew I was going to reference it somewhere)!
  5. It’s made with Bloody Mary mix and there’s enough left over for brunch 🙂  And if that’s not a great reason to make a soup, I don’t know what is!

Hopefully, you were able to find some warmth, comfort, and a little bit of tasty inspiration this January.  Saude!

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