The Comfort of Soup and Bread

I grew up in a house where we ate soup but it wasn’t a crowd pleaser (my Dad didn’t like soup) so it wasn’t made with any kind of frequency. As an adult—I just love soup!! I usually get in trouble because I make too much of it but I am always open to sharing. Soup is so versatile, such a chameleon in the food world that you can never go wrong. It ranks right up there with my second love of sandwiches.

Now that the weather has turned cooler, I find myself looking at more and more soup recipes and (of course) the bread that needs to go with it. (Let’s be honest for a second—you can’t have soup without something to dip into it!) Here are 5 recipes that I am looking forward to making in the months ahead.

  1. Asian Chicken Noodle Soup from Delish with Classic French Baguette from Mrs. P’s Kitchen 
  2. Vegetable Barley Soup from Hello Little Home with Rosemary Thyme No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread from Pinch Me, I’m Eating 
  3. Nonna’s Italian Style Chicken Noodle Soup from 4 Sons R Us with Garlic Mozzarella Dippers from Cooking TV 
  4. Quick Chicken Pho from Simply Recipes with (I wouldn’t dip anything in my Pho but if you want something extra . . .) Bahn Mi Sandwich from Food People Want  
  5. Signature Spicy, Smoky, Sweet Chili from Iowa Girl Eats with Buttery Sweet Corn Bread from Norine’s Nest  

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Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful week especially since it was a short week. I had a great time on the 4th; enjoying it with friends, fireworks, dogs and a campfire. The best part about this week is that work will be over tomorrow. I had the hardest time getting up on Tuesday and heading into the office. Apparently so did everyone else since the freeway looked like an early Sunday morning. I think we should officially declare July 5th a holiday as well. If your holiday celebrations really don’t start until after the time you are normally in bed; that makes it an automatic holiday the day after. Can I get an Amen?!

In light of how quickly this week got away from me and the fact that I have so much going on in preparation for a friend coming to stay with me for the next two months; I decided to share my top 5 favorite pins I made on Pinterest this week.

  1. I am kind of digging this hair color right now and since I have a hair appointment in a couple of weeks . . . one can never tell. 
  2. Yes, I am feeling the need to make zucchini bread but I would like to try something a little different then the usual. In steps this recipe. 
  3. I love this quote because too many of us in the world are trying to achieve perfection but to what end? 
  4. Call me crazy, (only because it is summer), but I am on a vegetable barley soup kick. 
  5. Having something nice to come home to . . . ahh . . .