An ice storm rolled though our area overnight making travel not recommended. My daughters and I already had the day off from school and work… the ice kept my wife home from work and caused my oldest’s babysitting job to get cancelled.
So we had an unexpected day off together with nowhere to go… and no way to get there even if we wanted to. Although, my oldest and I did manage to slip our way out to her car. We then spent a half an hour or so driving around town getting her used to being behind the wheel during icy conditions.
The rest of our day was filled with some picking up around the house, some being lazy, and some good food! We made our favorite Cheesy Sausage Stew for supper.
For lunch, it was grilled cheese sandwiches and soup. Each member of my family has their favorite soup. My oldest loves creamy chicken and wild rice, my youngest tomato, and my wife’s favorite is chicken corn chowder.
I got to thinking about what my favorite soup is. It really is hard to say… but I did realize my taste in soups has changed over the years.
Soup wasn’t a regular staple in my house growing up but when I had it you could bet it was one of three different Campbell’s soups; chicken, tomato, and beef barley.
Chicken noodle was my favorite. Slurping the noodles was fun. Tomato was my least favorite and only tolerable with plenty of crackers and grilled cheese sandwiches.
I was indifferent towards beef barley. It was fine… but better than the split pea my Dad usually made for himself.
Times have changed. Now, Campbell’s chicken noodle would be my last pick. It’s a little too salty for me and the noodles are mushier than I remember or prefer. Beef barely is still OK… but I’m now a fan of tomato soup. It’s a favorite.
I love the tomato flavor (especially with a little sriracha). I like to serve it with Goldfish crackers and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Perhaps the reason my tastes have changed is I make it with milk now. Growing up we only ever used a can of water. Or maybe my tastes have just simply changed.