We finally have a truly cold day, and we are loving it. The only thing that would make it better is being cuddled up by the fire all day…and maybe a little snow to go with it. But, I will definitely take the cold day because we will be cuddled up by the fire later tonight watching a family movie. And, it will be great.
In our area of Texas, snow is definitely rare. Since we have had some the past two years, the littles just assume that we will get more this year. Given the warmer temperatures and lack of any moisture, I am doubting it just a little. But, that will not stop us from asking for a white Christmas, just as we do every single year.
Because, when it snows, it just creates more ways to make memories – snow ball fights, snow men, hot chocolate, snow ice cream. Yes, when it only happens once a year, there is a lot to fit into one day. It is special, and it is fun. It is all about the little things.
And, it is a given that those cold days will end with a bowl of hot soup. When I found this soup over at Add a Pinch, I just knew that it would be in my cold weather menu rotation. Actually, who am I kidding? I am a soup for all seasons girl, and I know that we will be having many more bowls of yummy soup, even if we do not get the snow or the freezing temperatures. We will make our own fall and winter, and it will be great, regardless of the weather.
If you love Southern cooking, you need to check out Robyn’s blog – Add a Pinch. Simply amazing, mouth-watering recipes. When I found the soup, I kept looking and discovered many other wonderful recipes, as well. While I did alter the chowder recipe, it was not because it did not seem absolutely perfect just the way that it was. I just changed things up according to what I had available in my pantry and refrigerator. And, it turned out so delicious. It is definitely a keeper…and I will look forward to having it again when we get that first snow day. And, if we don’t…well…we will just find those unicorns and rainbows somewhere else.