Weather: 25 degrees, everything is white
What I’m listening to: Les Miserables Soundtrack
The snow is flying around outside the windows and inside I’m craving something hot, substantial, and spicy. I have a thing for spicy food, but I’ve gotten into the trap of making fewer spicy dishes at home for the kids’ sake. I know some of you have kids who will eat everything you eat, including the hot stuff. Those are just not my kids. I remember that my affinity for all things hot and spicy grew over time, as I got older, and I hope that my children will be the same. I imagine that someday they come to love spicy food as much as we do. In the meantime, sometimes it’s worth it to make a spicy dish just for the spice-lovers in the house and make something simple like a turkey sandwich for the non-spice-lovers, so we can occasionally get our heat on, so to speak.
This soup soothed my heat-deprived soul. It was everything I was craving – thick, meaty, nutritious and jam-packed full of hot, spicy flavor. Since there were just two of us eating it, we had leftovers for a couple of days. You know something is good when you crave the leftovers for lunch the next day. And the next. I always drank a cup of milk with my bowl of soup, to balance the heat.