Well, it finally feels like winter around here. Of course it happens every year so, statistically, it was bound to happen at some point but I’m still feeling a little let down. I don’t know. I guess I was just hoping that if I wished really, really hard winter would just pass me by this year. Apparently I didn’t wish hard enough though because it’s cold and snowy and school was canceled for three days in a row this week.
One snow day I can handle. One snow day is sledding, hot cocoa and maybe a movie or two. But three snow days? Three is tripping over snow boots for the 981st time. It’s listening to the 52nd argument over who is the biggest tattletale and the 94th argument over who is cheating at the game that, until 2 minutes ago, didn’t even exist and that’s only objective, as far as I can tell, is to never stop accusing the other players of cheating. It’s letting the kids watch the 374th Minecraft video and then wondering what kind of mother would use YouTube as a babysitter. It’s drowning feelings of guilt and inadequacy in three chocolate chip cookies and a second bottle of wine.
So now here I stand, on the doorstep of insanity, having to cook dinner for the very same people that put me here. And what, exactly, does one make for such an occasion? A big ol’ pot of Kielbasa, Bacon and Potato Soup. That’s what.
Since this is a food blog, I have to assume that you’re here looking for something yummy to eat and this soup is definitely that. It’s deliciously warm and comforting. It’s rich, flavorful and really easy to make. It is one of my very most favorite cold weather meals and there are tons of really good reasons why you should absolutely make it.
But I didn’t make it for any of those reasons today. I made it because… spinach. Wilty. Green. Spinach.
So, children, do you remember when you left your boots at the top of the stairs and I almost died or when you thought it would be funny to bring a snowball inside and shove it down the back of my shirt? What about the new glove shaped water mark on the dining room table and all the puddles of melted snow you left around the house for me to step in?
Well, I hope it was all worth it, kiddies, because payback is a bitch… We’re having spinach for dinner tonight.