I was home with the kids tonight, just the three of us. We had sandwiches, soup and fruit for dinner. It was a winning combination. I made pumpkin soup last weekend and it was a real winner. I used frozen pumpkin from the summer and pureed it smooth with some sour cream. It was a real success. My daugher asked for more the night we had it and then asked for it for breakfast the next day. She still liked it tonight, a couple of days later.
We also had some potato leek soup left over from a few days before. I ate that. Good cheese, good bread, good soup, and fresh fruit to top it off. It was cold out, the woodstove finally heating up after a day of us gone, and we were filling our bellies. It was a satisfying parent moment. Happy kids, happy dad.
Soup is one of those foods that work pretty well most times, but especially well in the winter. And they are cheap. I am into cheap these days. We spend a lot of money on food. In some ways I am OK with that. I want to eat good food. I don’t like to compromise when it comes to food. But good food is expensive. It is one of those ironies of the food system. The stuff that is grown close to home without all the extra poisons tossed onto it actually costs more. It goes against logic–less shipping and less cost for all the added junk, yet it costs more?
I hope to make some soup later this week. I hope it comes out well, and that it lasts. That will satisfy the palate and the wallet.