I made my favorite soup tonight for dinner. It's from Susan Branch's cookbook, Heart of the Home, and I've been making it for a long time*. I always think of it as a girly soup because it's not meaty and heavy, but Bryce also loves it. I like to double the recipe so that I can have leftovers. I also skip the food processor and use my immersion blender. Heavenly.
* When I first began to cook my Mom told me a story about a family she had read about. The Mom had cancer and was in the hospital for an extended period of time. While she was there the family had a housekeeper who helped with the children and cooked dinner for them. After the Mom came home the Dad told the housekeeper that he was amazed at how well she had fed them during this terrible time. He asked how she knew all of their favorite foods. She told him that his wife had made notations in all her cookbooks as to what was good, what were favorites and what wasn't a hit. What a blessing in such a difficult time. I make notations in my cookbooks not only because of this story but also because it's fun to look back and see on what occasion I first made a new recipe.