Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

January 25, 2011

Creating a New Soup Recipe—Oops!


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

CREATING A NEW SOUP RECIPE—OOPS!

     My task for holiday dinners is making the mashed potatoes, which means I peel up to ten pounds of potatoes at a shot. Often, I’ve kept the peels and fried them with onions, and served them with sour cream. This time, I thought: how can I make a soup? Since I knew January was National Soup Month, a new recipe would be fodder for my writing site post.

     The day after our Christmas dinner I cooked the skins with onions, garlic, celery, and carrots. I put the mixture through the blender to make a cream-like soup, then added sour cream to the mix. It was good.

     As I created this recipe I thought I have a new recipe. I can work on making the best soup, altering the ingredients, until it comes out perfect. Then I can enter it in a cooking contest and have a chance of winning! Cheered by this thought, I began recording amounts of ingredients so I could have a written recipe (most of the time, when I cook, I don’t measure ingredients. I just estimate and toss them together, which works most of the time).

     On a whim, I decided to explore the Internet. To my surprise, numerous potato skin soup recipes showed in my search! I was truly disappointed not to have an original recipe. My dream of winning an original recipe contest was shattered. I felt devastated.

     Oh, well. My little cooking foray is now over. I’m back to my not-cooking, sponge a meal off of someone who is cooking, behavior. A friend who likes to cook just moved into the community. I warned her she’d better cook more than one serving of her dishes. She will see a lot of me at dinner time!

     And so January, and National Soup Month, have come to an end.

 ADDITIONAL READING:

The Chicken Soup Myth

Lead Me to My Rocking Chair

My Childhood Home: 29 Spring St., Portsmouth, N. H.

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