Are you a Soup Person? I am a Soup Person. I have a friend who is so much a Soup Person there’s no need to guess what he’ll have for starter when we’re eating out. Soup People are slightly uncouth because you just must, MUST slurp at least a bit. But they are mighty cheerful because there’s no better way to spring a big contented grin on one’s face than a good bowl of hot soup when the weather’s cold.
And soup is the easiest, cheapest and quickest thing to cook at home. Especially if you are a proponent of Soup With Bits, like me – you won’t need a blender as you’ll just leave the carrots, the broccoli, the mushroom, the whatever-veg-you-fancy in chunks, floating about. So much better – makes you feel like you’re having proper meal with biting and chewing instead of a blended dollop of baby food.
But I’m married to a No-Soup Person.
What to do? Cooking just one bowl of soup really not on, quantities ridiculous. So I became quite addicted to tinned soups with my strong favourite being of course leek and potato. This time though – the genuine thing. It took me just half an hour to cook it, including chopping leeks. And about 3 minutes to polish off a bowlful.