So I woke up to a snow covered Winter wonderland and it's still snowing. There's something about snow that turns me back into a kid. I want to shrink back to five years old and put on my all-time favorite bright green winter coat with the fur trimmed hood and make snow angels. I want to play in the snow until my cheeks resemble red delicious apples and I can't feel the tip of my nose. I want to make snowballs and throw them at the house ....even though I was told not to. I want to build, not just a snowman, a snowman family. I used to eat snow but, present date, I can pass on that as I'm now aware of germs and Lysol is a close personal friend of mine.
I woke up, jumped up to look out the window behind the headboard of our sleigh bed (it's snowing and we have a sleigh bed - how apropos, right?), and shouted "Chris, it's snowing!" Now, let me go back a moment - I don't think I mentioned it was 5:30AM and Chris was sound asleep. Chris jumped up, "What? What? What's wrong? What?" I was already out the bedroom door by his third "what?" Poor Chris - he's not what you'd call a morning person.
So here I sit with my laptop watching the snow fall by the light of the street lamps and my mind is racing .....what to cook today? Comfort food? Mexican? Chinese? Should I attempt a seafood feast the Gorton's Fisherman would be proud of? I don't know, the latter is kind of tough - I mean, he's been trusted since 1849.
Our neighbor was rushed to the Hospital yesterday (she's okay and is coming home today) so I'm definitely making my chicken soup to take over - nothing says comfort (to me) like chicken soup. Although Campbell's chicken noodle soup was a large part of my childhood, we have since parted ways.
So I've got the chicken soup on "the list." I've got soup on the brain. Hmmmm - what about turkey meatball soup? Can you feel it? Baby sized meatballs (seared and then baked) - a scallion fresh herb broth simmering while the meatballs are in the oven filling the kitchen with the aroma of rosemary, thyme and basil .....yes, I most definitely think it will make my stomach sing.
Okay, so now I've got two soups on the list - pretty good considering it's 7:13AM!
Off to the kitchen to refill my coffee and find some inspiration.
Always "Push The Parsley!"
~ A Girl Cook