Alrighty then. (Deep sigh.) Another night for soup, my friends, it’s that special-kind-of-hell cold again. I’m doing my best to plumb the depths of warm, cozy, rib-stickin’ recipes, what with the recent heat of chicken gumbo and shrimp curry (both quick, weeknight, healthy dishes), and the long-baked (kitchen warming!) Gallic drama of cheese souffle and pissaladiere (savory French tart) to lift my spirits.
But tonight, I’m going back to the basics, my friends, plain ol’ (steaming hot!) soup. Simple, comforting avgolemono (Greek egg-lemon soup), in fact, on the table in thirty and just so unbelievably yummy. Warming and filling, yet light. Delicious with grilled pita, perhaps a Greek salad. Basically, that perfect winter food that takes your mind away to a warmer spot while warming one’s oh-so-stuck-here body. I don’t know about you, but that’s exactly what I need. Practical Fantasizing. Soooo Minnesotan, yah. And, as such, rather moderate to boot! You betcha, baby!
(And before you leave, pause to bask in the sunshine Maud drew in Facebook and kindly shone around a few days ago – thanks Maud! It’s so cheerful it almost makes me forgive her for kicking my butt up, down, and all around in Facebook Scrabulous!)