Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ode to a Soup Pot...



(Three years ago I wrote "Ode to a Soup Pot" on a rainy fall day.
I'm reposting it here because it is still one of the posts I had the most fun writing.
Yesterday was a rainy fall day and the old soup pot was simmering away on the stove. 
The delicious smell of chicken and rice soup filled our home. 
Click on the link if you want the recipe.)


In summer it sits upon the shelf and rarely sees the light of day
Come fall and winter out it comes on gloomy days with skies of gray
Its color red it is my favorite, no plain jane pot will do for me
It makes me happy just to see it, filling heart and home with glee
A pinch of this, a dash of that, who knows what wonders it contains?
I want to eat its lovely contents, with bread to sop up last remains
A spicy chili?  Marinara?  A Sendak style soup with rice?
The smells they waft, they woo, they linger, they oh so shamelessly entice
Oh lovely soup pot, ‘tis your season, these Northwest rains they beckon me
To bring you out from hidden pantry, this year’s debut, what shall it be?
Boeuf Bourguignon?  It was a highlight, on autumn day some months gone by
A hearty stew? A roasted chicken? A flakey crusted chicken pie?
Whatever it is, it’s sure to gladden, sure to cheer and to sustain
Oh lovely soup pot how I’ve missed you, it ALMOST makes me glad for rain!



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18 comments:

  1. This is why I love Fall. The sweet smells that escape from a meal cooking all day. There is nothing better to warm the heart and home.

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    1. I agree Alecia! Thanks so much for coming by and taking time to leave a comment.

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  2. Oh what a sweet poem! Getting my first pot of soup made on that first chilly day is one of my most favortie things! In fact, I've already had a chance to make some and it seems more opportunities are coming! Luvvvv me some soup! Thanks for sharing your darling poem...and I LOVE your red pot!

    Blessings,

    Debby

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    1. Thanks, Debby! I live near a Le Crueset outlet so I'm blessed to have gotten it there, with an additional coupon! I have lots of favorite soup recipes, but often just make soups with a little this and a little that.

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  3. I told my heath care worker it was soon going to be soup pot time! I love fall and getting back to the kitchen! Cooking for one is not as fun but I am getting used to it. I still make a pot full but freeze it up for the 'bad days'. Thank God! There are less and less of them. Soon I will have to say for the lazy & Internet days :-) Thank you for reposting and sharing honey! Love Patty

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    1. I love soup as well...my daughter and grandkids stayed with us for three months last winter and my grandson said I make soup too often, but it's the easiest and cheapest way to feed a crowd!

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  4. There's been a little crispness to the air here. My husband has already requested vegetable soup and I'm waiting on potato soup. Love your red pot!

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    1. Thanks, friend. I love my red pot as well. We live near a Le Crueset outlet. :)

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  5. Boeuf? You really spell it boeuf? I have got to learn French.

    Soup is the best! Have you ever read The Tale of Despereaux? Soup is big in that book. :)

    And your title got me right away. It reminded me of Pablo Neruda's collection of Poems Odes to Common Things.

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    1. Monica, I took French all through high school, but I have forgotten all but a few things. Odes to Common Things sounds like a great poetry book!

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  6. I just told Dayle at A Collection of This and That that I was going to blame my lame soup pot if her dumpling recipe went south. I would love to have a big old thick and chunky pot like that one. It's just so soupy, and I love soup in the fall and winter. It's not even cool yet here, and I've already started souping.

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    1. I love my soup pot, bought at the Le Crueset outlet store with an additional coupon. Still not cheap, but that's one thing I don't have buyers remorse about!

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  7. Making soup today. :-) I love your red pot!

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    1. My red soup pot is my favorite! I just had some leftover chicken and rice soup for lunch!

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  8. oh I feel the same way when the weather turns! I could get by having soup for dinner way more than my hubby would. I just always like having something savory simmering on the stove when it's cold. Very nice! So cozy!

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    1. My grand babies ask me, why do you always make soup? I guess I do make it rather frequently in the fall/winter.

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