From the beginning to the end… an American English Idiom which has a figurative meaning for a meal from the first course, until the dessert.  It can mean  to be all-inclusive from start to finish in a project or task as well.

soup1As part of my year of 2013 and discovering or re-discovering LIFE’S Simple Pleasures… I broke down the letters in LIFE’S to:

  • L earning
  • I nspiring
  • F eeling
  • E volving
  • S hining

I love to learn and try new things.  I’ve been expanding my cooking talents and along with baking cookies, I’ve been experimenting with a simple pleasure ~ comfort foods, which includes soups.  Above is one of our delicious meals of Chicken Bacon & Wild Rice Soup.

Now don’t be fooled, although soup is a liquid food, technically we ‘eat’ it because we use a spoon.  And remember, broth based soups have fewer calories than milk/cream/cheese based soups.

meals 001Comfort foods provide nostalgia or sentimental feelings.  The phrase was added to Websters dictionary in 1977.  Often comfort foods are soft in consistency and rich in calories, they also pique emotions.  Although kind of mushy looking, that is exactly what our dinner was one night, slider bbq pork sandwiches, Kraft Macaroni and cheese and crispy tater tots.  Easy to prepare but not necessarily calorie FREE!

nutHere are the nuts!!!!! Which is really a fruit?  it is composed of a hard shell and a seed pod.

Week #12 – LIFE’S simple pleasures comfort foods.

Now if you wanted, there are over 82 choices of Campbell’s soups and who knows how many other brands and flavors.  And with grilled cheese, it used to be a slice or two of Kraft American cheese on white bread…. now the varieties of cheeses are endless and add to that the different kinds of artisian breads.

I had a few friends respond to my request that a good old fashioned bowl of *tomato soup and a toasty grilled cheese sandwich was something that made them very happy!  Simple, right?  Let’s just go back with the *basic simple pleasures!  But I’m just saying, there are so many choices these days… you really have to seek the simple ones!!

Winter is the time   for comfort   for good food   and Warmth  for the touch   of a friendly hand  and for a talk beside the fire  it is the time   for home. ~ Edith Sitwell

I’d love for you to leave a comment.  What is your favorite comfort food and does it provide a sentimental feeling?



One Response to “Soup2Nutz”

  1. Marilyn Kay Says:

    Sloppy Joes for Saturday night and tomato soup with Creamettes and grilled cheese for Sunday night “supper” with my Mom watching Lawrence Welk(does that tell you how old I am)!

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