There's basically two foods that get me through this time of the year with all the bugs I seem to catch from Preschooler SSG, work and the world at large: navel oranges and home made soup.
It's their collective vitamins, high liquid content and vibrant colours that combine forces to put me back together after whatever it is I just recovered from.
Home made soups are also a love of mine for reasons beyond their health benefits. Clearing the vegetable drawer on a Sunday morning and using its contents to make a soup is one of those feel good cooking jobs. Leaving nothing to waste, making something that's exponentially more than its parts alone and having lots to freeze for meals during the week: it's the yin to the yang of those frozen pizzas of mine that also live in the freezer.
And while I make soup for the coming week (and beyond) a smaller red pot was reheating a portion of the last soup I made for today's lunch.
I had an unfortunate experience with a package of ready made soup in Perth last week. It was touted as the brand's premium quality, made from scratch and as good as home made range. The packaging was fancy, as was the price and it was all so convenient to just pour and reheat. It even looked home made in texture and consistency. Except that it tasted of nothing. A nothing so full of nothingness that I couldn't bring myself to eat it.
What's your favourite soup?
Is there a ready made soup you actually rather like?