weather this winter has yet to cooperate. It has been so consistently mild that
the warming pleasures of a bowl of homemade soup have almost seemed out of
place. Not that I don’t appreciate not
having to dress like Nanook of the North every time I head outdoors. I would just welcome a couple of
opportunities to have a big pot of soup on the back of the stove, warming the
house and anyone who comes in from the cold.
And this year, thanks to the Christmas generosity of our friends,
Michael and Jim, we even have a new toy to make soup with, the Cuisinart Blend and Cook Soupmaker. Come to think of it, the Rival Crockpot also
came our way through these dear friends.