I've been dying for soup lately. DYING for it. Whenever Thatboy asks me "what sounds good" I always reply "soup." This has been happening since December. It started at his parents' house when we were trying to decide what to have for lunch. Of course, his parents don't keep soup in the house. (Who doesn't have a can of soup in their pantry?????) So on our drive home from Northern California we stopped for dinner so I could have a nice big bowl of, you guessed it, soup.
And the desire for something warm and cozy at the end of the night hasn't stopped. We've been having a nice bowl of soup for dinner for a week now, served with a hunk of nice warm toasty bread. What's especially nice is how easy soup is for dinner. Thatboy and I have started going back to the gym after work, so it's great to have a dinner that's quick when we come home exhausted in hungry. Sometimes the soup is so quick, I don't even remember to heat up our bread in the oven!
Cream of Almond Soup
1/2 cup blanched almonds, ground
2 cups chicken stock
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 cups cream
- Put the almonds and chicken stock in a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.
- Mix the almond extract with 2 Tbsp cold water, and add to the pot, simmer 10 minutes.
- Slowly stir in cream and salt to taste. Heat without boiling.