Snowed Into Soups

It snowed here on Tuesday. Snowed!  At the beach!  Can I just say, I didn’t really come to this little beach town to hone my sledding skills…didn’t.

But Mr. Grassroofs and I decided to settle in and do some serious cold-weather bonding.  Here are some of the things cold-weather bond entail:

  1. Build a mirror box for the pipes in hopes that they won’t freeze for the third time in a month.
  2. Bring inside the desk previous put outside and used a workbench.
  3. Make aaaalllll the soups!!

We’ve settled in for a long winter’s night and I set out to try three, new, perfect, survive-the-worst-storm-of-the-century soups. The first of these three brilliant recipes was a paleo chili. It was perfection!!

The recipe came from Channing at Living Lobpries.  I followed the recipe just as she wrote it and the results were fantastic.  Mr. Grassroofs may or may not have said “This is literally the best chili I’ve ever had.”  We had it for dinner and breakfast the next day.  Breakfast chili is perfect on a snow day.

The second recipe came from Gutsy by Nature and was a Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash.  It tasted exactly like fall.  Exactly. Like. Fall. Mr. Grassroofs didn’t like that one too much.

But the last one was the best because I took pictures! I’m trying to get better at capturing the parts of our blog before just posting finished products.  Did you know that food blogging is a real thing?!  I could probably get good at this…

This recipe for tomato soup came from Good Girl Gone Green.  This recipe is Whole 30 compliant, Paleo friendly, and just downright delicious!

We made it last night with our friend Kelsie and Neal- after a marathon beach sledding adventure, I might add!  I was concerned about how the recipe asked for 3 bulbs of garlic.  I didn’t want to overpower anyone; after all, I was cooking friends and my whole reputation was riding on this meal.  The soup was really bland with my revision.  My bad.

I made it again tonight, following the directions more exactly.  Turns out Good Girl was right about those measurements.  I was silly to doubt.  Tonight’s soup was delicious and rich with flavors.  We didn’t blend it up into a smooth, creamy mixture because our blender is a hassle, but I sort of wish we had.  It tasted lovely either way.

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We got to try out our new mezzaluna and I even arranged the cheese cleverly on a plate.  Most importantly, Huxley got in on the action- he’s learning to tour jette, that French speaking puppy.

After this, Mr. Grassroofs and I watched The Life of Pi, which was simply beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Snowed Into Soups

  1. I ABSOLUTELY knew that food blogging is a thing, it’s one of my favorite past times :). I’d love to see one of yours! And I’m glad to discover your blog 🙂

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    • Kaitlyn, Thanks! We should have registered for one. I was so busy registering Mr. Grassroofs for silly bar equipment that I forgot the really important things. I’ll add it to my “new toy” list and I’ll post and update when I’ve got more info.

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