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In hot water over the soup

A cup of wedding soup

It’s a good thing I have no feelings.

Catherine, the baby who happily ate spinach and green beans, sweet potatoes and squash — and just about anything else we spooned at her — is now the teenager with very definite culinary preferences.

And as a rule, soup doesn’t cut it.

It’s a shame, because at this time of year, soup is one of my favorite things to make, especially if I can use the slow cooker.

Taco Soup. Pea Soup. Lentil. Corn Chowder. Chicken Noodle. …

Tonight we had Italian Wedding Soup, which is one of the few soups Catherine will eat, although she airs her gripes about it.

“You know I don’t like soup,” she said for the umpteenth time, her spoon poised to grab a little meatball.

She makes an exception for pea soup (of the all the ones to choose!), and I thought she liked Sweet Potato Soup with Chorizo.

Alas I was wrong.

“You mean the orange one that’s sort of spicy?” she asked. “No. I don’t like it. I lied and told you I did so you wouldn’t feel bad.

“I do that a lot.”

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


6 thoughts on “In hot water over the soup

  1. Well, at least she was trying to be nice. LOL! I’m not a huge soup fan either. I’m quite picky. I think my issue is that I don’t like hot liquids that much in general…can’t stand hot cocoa (then again, I don’t like chocolate) or hot tea. However, I have found a few soups I love. One of my faves is Zuppa Tuscano at Olive Garden. Mmmm….

    Found you via the Turn It Up Tuesday blog hop I’m co-hosting. Thanks for linking up with us!

    Posted by Denise G. | October 19, 2013, 2:30 pm
  2. At least she cares enough to lie to spare your feelings. I love good soups. I made a chicken noodle with garam masala soup many times. Bill finally said he didn’t like it, but had been eating it. I’m sad because it was one of my favorites. I’m reworking it with curry instead of garam masala. I make an apple/onion soup that’s pretty good, and butternut squash soup. My sweet potato soup has Italian sausage on top.

    Darn — I want to make soup! But in the little kitchen I have this week, with 2 pots, I don’t think it’s going to happen. I did get a pumpkin soup at Trader Joe’s today, and tomato/red pepper as well. I’m the cook for this gathering — all 6 of us.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | October 14, 2013, 9:14 pm

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