I don’t know about you guys but when it’s so cold outside that you can’t walk 5 feet without crying and muttering expletives to yourself, I’m ready for some soup. Seriously though, how ridiculous is it out there? It’s the wind that’s the kicker! It just sucks the breath right out of you! I’m really missing my afternoon walks with Oto, it’s not even an option right now!
Well, then, let’s cozy up with a big bowl of DELICIOUS soup!
Tom has never been a big soup person but we’re turning him into one by making these hearty, creamy filling soups that are full of yummy things like bacon & potatoes. Want to know the best part about this creamy soup? No cream. Just my BFF Cauliflower standing in and pretending to be all fatty & creamy when it’s actually healthy and full of vitamins and good stuff. If cauliflower had a neck, I would totally give it one of those half-heart best friend necklaces.
I loved this soup so much that I kind of re-made it again tonight but tweaked it a little so it was a cream-less Cream of Mushroom soup. OMG, seriously guys. Cauliflower soup is the BOMB!
I’ve found that the key to a good creamy soup is to purée 75% of the soup so its smooth and creamy but leave some chunky pieces behind so it has some good texture and something to chew on.
I hope you guys are finding ways to stay warm! Looks like there is an end in sight now 🙂 Until then, put on your soup hats!
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
Falling asleep during a snow storm and waking up to see how much we got. I feel like a little kid in the morning running to the window and peering out from behind the curtains to see the cars covered in a foot of snow.
I don’t know why but for some reason I find the sound of the plows going down the road all night somewhat soothing. It makes me feel all cozy & warm in my bed while the snow falls outside.