Friday, February 7, 2014

When Life Gives You Icicles, Make Soup!

If it's cold where you live and you're sick and tired of it, consider fixing soup for supper. We love this upcycled gumbo soup recipe.
It's cold outside. Much colder than the winters we're used to here in the mid-South. We've had snow. And ice. The one good thing about all that? It's soup weather!

I love making soup almost as much as I enjoy eating it. Last night I decided to upcycle leftovers starting with what was left of the soup we had earlier in the week, my Yummo Shrimp Gumbo, a homemade-up recipe I fix often.

I had already added a good amount of leftover rice to the pot and the plan was to add a can of beans and one of tomatoes then spice it up a bit. I chose black beans because I had them and because the combination sounded good. The mixture was extra-thick so I added about half a tomato-can of water (we're out of chicken broth, my first choice) and decided it would be a good idea to be extra-generous with the Cajun seasoning. The result? Perfect for a day like today. For just about any day, really.

If it's cold where you live and you're sick and tired of it, consider fixing soup for supper. The kitchen stove will help heat the house, and the soup itself will soothe your soul as it fills you up, warming you from the inside out.  And the unwelcome icicles of life? They'll be much easier to face.

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