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Simple Soup (380)

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Episode 380: Simple Soup

Episode 380 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — an update on a year of soup + three things from right now

In this episode of the CMP, thoughts on the “52 weeks of soup” at about six weeks in. So far, I am loving it. This “year of soup” is definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made and best “projects” I’ve set up for myself in 2020. But the year almost didn’t happen. A flying crockpot lid back in November almost derailed the plan, but I couldn’t let go of the idea. It had already taken root. A bright, shiny, heavy, red, and very jumbo soup bowl cemented the decision or somehow signaled my silent nod of commitment.

So, the year of weekly soup is underway. Even so, I am not a fussy cook and not a diligent recipe follower. I checked out at least a dozen soup cookbooks, and my heart just isn’t in following cookbook recipes. Most weeks, I sit down Saturday morning, spend a few minutes looking at recipes online, and then wing it. I’m comfortable throwing things together, letting them blend, and seeing what happens. (So far, this approach has worked just fine!)

Soups to date, all incredibly simple and satisfying:

  1. Tomato
  2. Sweet Potato
  3. Corn Potato Chowder
  4. Creamy Chicken Enchilada (tomato, corn, and beans)
  5. Chicken Enchilada (tomato, corn, and spinach)
  6. Cauliflower

Three Things

In today’s show, 3 things:

  1. Gilmore Girls Cookbook (the sequel to the book discussed in Episode 312)
  2. Two recipe books for your sweet tooth from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  3. Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts, a children’s book about the life of Charles Shultz.

(P.S. This show suffered from some unexplained audio issues that I wasn’t aware of until I went in to edit. It set me back a few days trying to sort out the best approach. I finally decided to let it go. I hope you are still able to enjoy the show. You might not even notice.)

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A note about Trello: I’m feeling really productive with my reading and my “To Read” list this year using Trello. I use Trello for other things, including tracking my 50 Before 50 list, but I am finding new book lover’s peace this year with Trello boards set up to help me keep track of books I want to read, Kindle books I snag on a deal, books I hear about in groups or on other podcasts, and then the books I actually am reading or listening to. If you haven’t tried Trello, you should! (It’s free!)

Note: links provided to books, tools, and other resources on the Creativity Matters Podcast website may be affiliate links for which the podcast would make a (very) small amount of money if the item was purchased. Links are provided for convenience to help you find/see/explore the books, tools, and resources I talk about. Using the library, when possible, is always my first recommendation.

2 thoughts on “Simple Soup (380)

  1. So – I have Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat now successfully on my library reserve list, thank you so much! And since you’re a girl who loves good recipes and great photos, please check out Smitten Kitchen. https://smittenkitchen.com/books/ She also has a blog, and every recipe of hers I’ve tried has been spot on, and there have been many!
    Another great show (and the sound was not at all distracting )

    1. I hope you enjoy Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, and thank you for suggesting Smitten Kitchen. I do follow her, and I’m glad to hear your experience with her recipes has been good!

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