“Only the pure of heart can make good soup”

Today is one of those weird weather days. When I woke up, I looked outside the bedroom window and saw a dark day, a cloudy day. A few minutes later I dragged myself out of bed, and this time it was sunny outside. That’s the way it’s been.

The wind is strong. All the branches are turning and twisting. The day is cool because of that wind.

A dump run is on my to-do list. I also need a few groceries. Other than those errands, my dance card is totally empty for the next week. I’m going to stop at the library. Books can fill that empty dance card.

I tried to put a leash on Henry this morning. He ran outside and stayed there looking through the dog door. When he finally came back inside, he avoided me. He jumped on the couch, and when I tried to pat him, he jumped off the couch. He did that a few times but is now settled on the couch away from me. He is leery.

When I was a kid, I felt protected by Duke, our boxer. Duke would stand at the front door and watch the street in front of our house. We knew when anyone walked by as Duke would bare his teeth, growl deep in his throat then bark and jump on the storm door. People usually walked fast pass our house.

We’re getting into soup weather. My favorite is chicken noodle though I would never turn down tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. My mother used to make pea soup with the Sunday dinner ham bone. She always froze some to give to me.

I bought some tapioca to make pudding. My mother used to make the best tapioca pudding. My father loved it, and it was his second favorite, behind chocolate pudding. When my parents came to visit, I always made my father a chocolate pie. He never shared.

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4 Comments on ““Only the pure of heart can make good soup””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It started the same here, after that the sun came but only for a while. The rest of the day has been cloudy and I did hear some rain hit the windows when I was taking a nap. It is warmish though so it could have been worse.

    I cut Albin’s claws today and he would have run out if the door had been open 🙂 🙂 Instead he sat there making one of his odd sounds showing that he really didn’t like it at all, he did like the treat after though 🙂

    I do like yellow pea soup but I rarely eat it since my stomach gets a bit too upset 🙂 🙂 I’ve never had tapioca pudding though, I’ve only read about it.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      The day was cool enough for my flannel shirt, and I even had to shut the windows here in the house. The sun stayed out but didn’t do much good.

      I have to cut Henry’s, but he runs when he sees the snipper. I have to sort of lock hi on the couch. That was how I got to cut his nails before.

      I haven’t had pea soup since my mother died. She was the only one who made it. I’m thinking I may make tapioca this weekend.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Bob Says:

    Today was beautiful with scattered clouds and a high in the upper 80s. Every day the cafeteria at work has soup for lunch. I agree that chicken noodle is the best. A close second is Italian wedding soup which is a meatball and sausage version with orzo pasta instead of noodles. However, nothing can beat the comfort on a cold day like tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich.

    To me pudding is only chocolate. I can’t get past those lumps in tapioca pudding and no other flavors even come close. Putting together chocolate pudding with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream is just heaven in your mouth.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      A small Mexican/Pizza place makes the best chicken noodle soup. I always buy a couple so I can savor it. I know I’ve had the Italian wedding soup, but I don’t remember it. Definitely comfort foot: tomato soup and grilled cheese.

      I also love chocolate pudding, but I’ll eat custard, flan and crème brûlée as well as the tapioca I mentioned.


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