Soup On My Mind

706_new_england_clam_chowder_medWhen I think of soup… I envision my family around our sturdy, oak table, leaning over big bowls of chowder. The light overhead envelops us in a scene we know as family while the windows hold out the blackness of night. My nose inhales the unmistakable aroma of sautéed onion lingering in the air as we tear into crusty loaves of sourdough.

My favorite soups to make are Ham & Split Pea, Turkey Vegetable, and ‘Amazing Soup’ (which is always different because it’s inspired from anything I have leftover in my refrigerator)!  What truly warms my heart are the people around me. Our conversation can range from ordinary to funny; yet, there’s something assuring about the security we find in being together.

We all have difficult realities of our day that we’d like to relinquish.  What better place to let them go than in the safety of those who love and accept us unconditionally?

Soup, it stirs up more than a hot bowl of nourishment.

What are your ‘soup’ memories?

As parents, we have the ability to make our tables places of nourishment for the body and the soul.

Would you like to create some soup memories for your family?  Nature has the ‘dark’ and ‘cold’ part covered, just put on a big pot of soup, gather everyone around your table, and love them lavishly.




olivia and stephanieStephanie Allen is Co-founder and President of Dream Dinners and a New York Times best-selling co-author of The Hour that Matters Most. Naturally a visionary and optimist, Stephanie hopes to inspire America through her nurturing voice of encouragement, assuring families…

“You’re doing a great job!”