Last week, temperatures warmed to a balmy 45 degrees, the sun was shining, and all the frozen, icy spots on our sidewalk not only thawed, but completely dried up!
This week, the arctic air has blown through and we’re back to the single digit temps, scraping windshields in the morning, and crazies sliding off the roads because they’re driving too fast. Geez Louise! Mother Nature has a sick sense of humor, and it especially shows through in the month of January.
So we’re spending a lot of time in front of this:
And warming our bellies with a lot of this:
Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod is the culinary creator of many delicious delectables. When I asked her how she “kicks the winter blues”, she shared with me this recipe of her easy, steamy Minestrone soup. I appreciate the fact that it is “easy”, since my talents in the kitchen don’t extend past the KitchenAid or waffle iron. And since it usually includes pasta, beans, and/or meat, it’s practically a meal in a bowl!
If you’re looking for a warm meal, a soup with substance, and a tasty way to spend a cold evening, check out Maria’s recipe for Minestrone soup. (And browse around while you’re there. This girl knows her food!)
What do YOU consider comfort food?