Fresh, healthy and satisfyingly delicious soup! (Source: Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2010)
We have settled into a Sunday routine at our house that I love. Church or family-time, depending on the week, followed by lunch and a family nap. After that, I retreat to the kitchen to prepare something for dinner while my boys play or lounge or watch golf or read or play on the computer or the Wii. Sometimes I turn on music while I cook. Other times I tune into the sounds coming from the living room as I thinly slice the white parts of a leek.
This was the scene at one end of the kitchen this past Sunday afternoon.
And this beautiful face was at the other end.
And this was the scene in the living room.
This Sunday routine that I love so much will sadly be ending soon. Starting in mid-April, my husband will be working his cute little butt off on the weekends doing this (photo courtesy Luke Evens) until the end of October.
While I take on the scene at home. You know, ignoring the laundry and dirty toilets while caring for my boys and cooking.
The important and yummy stuff! At least I've got my priorities straight.
One of my last carefree Sunday cookfests for a while involved lots of vegetables. I had never made Minestrone before, and I was most definitely pleased with the outcome of my first attempt at it. The top keywords that come to mind when describing it are: fresh, healthy, satisfying, delicious!
Sometimes I am struck by how artistic food can be. Perhaps that is why I'm so fond of food blogging and food photography.
Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
And to think that once upon a time, I, too, spent my weekends jumping out of airplanes. Ahh, those were the days.