Hi again, friend! I can’t wait to share this new soup recipe with you, but first let me catch you up on my week! I thought it would never come, but thank goodness it’s finally Friday!! For some reason, this week has seemed never ending, and I have been extremely lacking in the energy department. Do y’all ever feel this way? I will say that I was a bit lazy and didn’t prepare my celery juice this week; I think that may be a huge culprit, so I’m definitely not letting that happen again!
Last weekend, I deep-cleaned and went organizing crazy in the apartment. It was a mixture of shock, embarrassment, and humor at the things that Mac and I had accumulated in a little over a year’s time of living together. How on earth did two humans acquire so much stuff?! I wish I knew! I found that we both have separation anxiety with boxes, but I ripped the band aid off on that one and tossed every box in sight! You wouldn’t believe how much more room we have now! Everything is nice and clean just in time to begin putting up my Christmas decorations! I plan on sharing a lot of my decorating style with y’all on Instagram, so be sure you’re following along to see them.
Aside from going on a cleaning spree last weekend, I tried a new soup recipe and couldn’t wait to share it with y’all. I dubbed it ‘Creamy Harvest Soup,’ because it truly is a giant pot full of the fall harvest’s delicious goodness. What I love about this soup recipe is that there are no right or wrong ingredients. For my personal taste, I chose to add in sweet potatoes, apples, and pumpkin. There are a million and one different combinations of fall fruits and vegetables that can be subbed in!
Making a Recipe Your Own
I think that’s what I love most about cooking, is the versatility of a recipe from chef to chef. I don’t think I’ve ever followed a recipe to a t, and I’m pretty certain I get that from my Grandmother. If you look back in her old cookbooks (aka the best cookbooks), just about every recipe has ingredients crossed off and new ones added in the place or a different measurement than the one listed. And let me tell you, she was THE best cook, and everyone will tell you just that! So the next time you look at a recipe, look at the ingredients, look at the measurements, and think about what you can alter or change to make the dish truly reflect who you are as a cook! It’s not as scary as it sounds, I promise!