by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
Last week I talked about sweater time. Well, what follows next is soup time.
I love soup, but never a cold one. Not gazpacho, not borscht, nor any fruit-flavored "soup." My mom once had cold peach soup on a cruise that she said was wonderful. In fact, her tablemate ate it as a first course and dessert, bit I don't think I'd care for it just because it's cold. Soup is supposed to be hot!
I have a HUGE pot that I filled with water and chicken skeletons and boiled them for five hours. Next, I put in a load of carrots, leeks, celery, lima beans, and any other vegetable I could lay my hands on. The result? A whole lotta soup, and boy is it good. It's not full of sodium or other preservative chemicals--just a good dose of ground black peppercorns and some poultry seasoning. And best of all, I have ten lunches frozen so that on any given (10) day(s) I have a wonderful lunch just ready to that/heat and eat. Come winter, I'll be making a lot of 16-Bean soup, which is hearty enough to be a dinner in itself.
So what's your favorite soup and do you make it yourself?