Saturday, November 23, 2013

Temperature is plummeting--Soup is rising

Discover. Play. Build.

I love my love Corner Bookshop at our public library. When I walk in there on Thursdays after work, see my friend Kathy and browse the books, I can relax! Today, I celebrate treasures found inside cookbooks!

I love looking at cookbooks! I love the pictures that show what the dish is supposed to look like. I do NOT like cookbooks with only the words. I NEED to see photos as they get my imagination moving. Creative cooking comes with imagining the dish on my table or on my bowl.
Today's menu includes soup. I grew up on lots of soup. Broth soups with good rye bread. Fish soup with salmon, summer soup (that we only ate during winter), sausage soup etc. Maybe that is why I love Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden?

Today I came home with thin books about soups and one thicker cookbook because it had a recipe for salad that was so colorful I could not resist. Guess how much I paid? Three dollars even!! And I will not even feel bad when I take the books back after cooking the recipes that I like. So, I think this weekend's menu will include: soup, rice porridge and a colorful salad.

What are you planning to cook this weekend?


  1. You make me want to cook soup! Hmmmm!

  2. You've inspired me to pick up a chicken at the deli counter so I can make my favorite chicken and rice soup. I like pictures too, but I read cookbooks more often than I use cookbooks!

  3. I cooked soup last night and thought about including a picture on my celebration post. I love soup making weather!

  4. I too am making soup this weekend. We have had a small cold snap, but perfect for soup! Deciding between chili and ham and bean soup! I am like Ramona, I buy and read cookbooks more often than I use them!

  5. Yum! I love soups. I absolutely agree that a good cookbook must have pictures. What a bargain!

  6. Splendid soups - an inviting title. I love cookbooks, and I agree that pictures have to be included. I don't know about lunch tomorrow, but Sunday will start with pancakes.

  7. Mmmm. I've been in a soup mood. Now I will have to go home and look through my cookbooks and find something new and satisfying


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