Soup is just one of those things that tastes so good during the cooler months of the year. Each and every spoonful is almost like the best hug you’ve ever had, yet soup keeps on soothing as you eat. I think about some of the best bowls of soup I’ve ever had and what comes to mind are the times that I was super cold, and almost starving, and that warm bowl of heaven making me come to life again.
Whether it’s creamy, brothy or vegetable based, soup is some of the best food you can enjoy, and it’s not hard to make. The starting point in most every recipe is a sautéed onion, which gives soup a turn in the right direction. Softened onions, along with some butter or olive oil, help provide a foundation for the other ingredients. Sometimes a clove of garlic, but most often another set of vegetables are added to the pot to create an interesting beginning, and then often, a protein joins-in to bring the entire recipe together to become a satisfying meal in no time.
Soup is one of my dinnertime favorites for many reasons; I like the way it fills me up without making me feel sluggish, and I don’t feel guilty when I saunter back to the stove for a second bowl. There’s also a bonus with soup leftovers because they reheat in a snap, and lunchtime becomes another favorite of mine, especially when there’s soup involved.