Last updated on January 17, 2018 by Liza Hawkins
Thank you Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups for sponsoring this post. Grab yourself a bowl and celebrate National Soup Month with me!
I could enjoy soup any day of the week—it’s such a comfort food, and there are so many different varieties and recipes from which to pick … and devour. One of my favorites will always be potato soup, which is why I was excited to try Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups during National Soup Month!
We’re just coming out of a really cold snap this winter, and it’s just barely halfway over. And, when I say “really cold” I’m probably not doing the frigid air justice, as the high for weeks was barely hitting double digits.
I kid you not.
It’s been the kind of cold where it seems only a hot shower can take away the chill. Sometimes a warm mug of black tea. Or, happily, a hot bowl of soup!
Besides being cold, this winter has been really busy. Work schedules have been hectic, the kids are involved in a variety of activities, and I’ve decided that on top of it all, I’m finally writing the novel I’ve wanted to for years. It started with NaNoWriMo in November and is carrying on with 85K90 for all of 2018, and I’m happy to report that I’m nearly at the ten-thousand-word mark, with a goal of at least ninety thousand!
There’s still a ways to go… (That’s 90,000 words!!)
But, alas, I’m both excited and hopeful!
I’m continuing with my book club, too, which means lots of reading throughout the year—at least twelve new novels! —everything from mystery to historical fiction to fantasy, and always the “One Maryland, One Book” selection, which we won’t find out until later this summer.
Life will be busy, you can bet, and while I’ll still find the time to make from-scratch home cooked meals, I appreciate some quick wins in the kitchen, too.
Idahoan Steakhouse Soups are available in four delicious varieties: Loaded Potato, Creamy Potato, Cheddar Broccoli and Cheddar Potato, and they bring together real, red Idaho® potatoes with flavorful seasonings and rich cheeses to provide a creamy taste in every spoonful – all you have to do is add water.
Then it’s just a matter of whisking while it simmers on the stove for five minutes, letting it stand for another five. Easy peasy.
I gobbled up a bowlful of Loaded Potato Soup with a side of toasted pita chips and sea salt and my e-reader (trying to finish The Woman in Cabin 10 before it’s time to begin my first book club read of the year). Mmm…
PS: If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, which I can’t be sure you will be, they are lovely reheated the next day for lunch!
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