Ok, it's supposed to start some freezing rain here this afternoon, and I'm doing laundry and Seth's napping (I know, I'm always doing laundry and Seth's napping when I post)... and it just feels like soup weather. I've checked the forecast, and it's going to be soup weather all week. Yeah! I love soup, but I'm feeling like I'm in a bit of a soup rut. I've got several tried and true recipes, but I'd like some new ones.
Especially for chili... David is really picky about his chili. I love you, honey. He doesn't like "bland" chili, so that means it's got to have some kick and punch and bite for him to happy with it. I would prefer that my chili doesn't burn my taste buds off my tongue. We need a happy medium, I guess. Oh, and he loves lots of fattening sausage and tons of meat in his chili. I would prefer to cut that down and go for more beans. Anybody out there got a good chili recipe out there that could fit the bill? I've been on the Bush's beans website this morning, but I'm not sure they've got quite what I'm looking for...
Also, anybody got any ideas for what to serve with soup? I'm in a cornbread rut, too. Yup, I see a yellow corn bread road stretching out in front of me as far as the eye can see. =) Help!
I was reading Frugal Hacks this morning, and Janelle? (sorry, can't get there for some reason to check the spelling) was talking about how much she missed eating Panera whenever she wanted to, and that got me thinking about how my favorite meal there is a bowl of french onion soup and half a chicken salad sandwich. Mmmm. But it's going to be nasty out, and I can make some yummy soup and a sandwich at home. Tonight it's going to be potato soup with some sort of sandwich. I have to hit SuperTarget today anyway to take back some picture frames, so I think I'll see if they can give me enough proscuitto for two sandwiches, and maybe I'll get two special rolls for those. With a couple of leftover candles from the advent wreath, maybe I can create that marshmallow roasting experience she was talking about. Thanks for the idea! When you've got a baby, sometimes you can get in a rut with date nights at home. =)