It’s Soup-er Cold Outside!

We know it’s cold outside, so we’re giving you a great reason to stay inside. You guessed it-start writing! Here’s a winter writing prompt to warm you up. 

What could be better on a frigid gray day than to settle in over a hot, steamy bowl of soup? It’s already shaped up to be a cold winter, even here in sunny Central Florida. How’s this for perfect timing? January is National Soup Month. Soup-making has been around for ages, prepared in endless varieties and appearing within every regional cuisine around the world. Commercial soup became popular with the invention of canning in the nineteenth century, and today, a great variety of canned and dried soups are on the market. Doctor John T. Dorrance, a chemist with the Campbell Soup Company, invented condensed soup in 1897. 

What about you? Does soup call your name on those chilly days? What soup first comes to mind when you want to warm your bones and come in from the chill? Describe it, from the ingredients to the taste, smell, texture, and colors. Is it a family favorite? Do you create your soup from scratch or enjoy it from the can? If you make yours, who taught you or gave you the recipe? Tell us all about the soups you love in the comments section below.

Remember, all submissions in the month of January will be entered into a drawing for a free Writing Your Life online coaching video.


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    Posted January 25, 2019 7:41 am 0Likes

    Mmm. My favorite soup is creamy butternut squash, seasoned with cinnamon, cayenne pepper, Nutmeg and Vidalia onions, sauteed in avocado oil to bring out and meld all of these seemingly incongruous flavors. Sometimes I will core an apple and add some apple juice to sweeten the mix. I then pour all the ingredients into a Crock-Pot with lots of broth, and simmer overnight. In the morning oh, I like to add coconut milk and blend the warm melted soup in my Vitamix for a smooth warm soup to sip, or eat by the spoonful, savoring each swallow.

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    Patrick Kearns
    Posted January 30, 2019 8:37 pm 0Likes

    My favorite soups are those I put together from scratch from dinner left overs. I have no recipes, I just wing it and use a little vegetable broth when I need too. Also store bought 4-bean salad can be used as starter for many hearty soups.

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    Posted February 6, 2019 1:41 pm 0Likes

    When I was a little girl, my mother went back to work and my Aunt Marie became my babysitter. She had five children of her own, so what’s one more? Aunt Marie could have single-handedly kept the Campbell’s Soup Company in business, and maybe she did! Inside one cabinet in her kitchen, three shelves high, was nothing but soup. In those days children were allowed to come home for lunch and we all did. It was soup and sandwich every day and for me it was always Tomato soup.

    Aunt Marie lived to be 97 and she told my children and grandchildren about the tomato soup. As a matter of fact, it is still my favorite today, along with a grill cheese sandwich. I miss my Aunt Marie.

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