Monday, January 11, 2010

You don't have to be pregnant to have cravings

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
  1. Put the almonds and chicken stock in a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix the almond extract with 2 Tbsp cold water, and add to the pot, simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Slowly stir in cream and salt to taste. Heat without boiling.


  1. I could live on soup. It's also one of my favorite things to cook as I always feel like witch throwing stuff into a cauldron when I make it. :)

  2. Honestly this is the first time I have heard about Almond soup. Looks yummee and creamy!!!

  3. i wish the hub liked almonds, i'd totally give this a shot.

    hell, maybe i will anyway.

  4. The older I get, the more I love a good soup. I really can't stand the canned variety, but give me one that is homemade and I'm all over it! I think we're both lucky that our husbands are okay with soup and bread for dinner. :)

  5. This sounds really good, so different. I'll have to try it out some time.