I did it.  I created my first recipe!  Years ago, I went to dinner at a place in New York City called Dish with he11o_sunshine  and stubiebrother .  I had the best soup I’ve ever had in my life there.  It was an "apple, ale and cheddar" soup and it was delicious!  We tried to go back once and discovered, much to my dismay, that the restaurant no longer existed.  Inspired by strausmouse , who is fearless in his pursuit of recipes he’s tried, I decided to see if I could recreate the soup.  I looked online and there was no matching recipe, but by getting an idea of how to make cheddar beer soup, and doing some improvising, I gave it a shot.

And boy, did I hit a home run with it!

It took me about an hour to prepare it but the soup came out great–just as I remembered it.  I had two heaping bowlfuls of it and then stored the rest to take to lunch during the week.  I was very proud of myself.  Kelly also said it tasted good.  I’ll post my recipe later this week.

And then, later this evening I was craving something sweet and on Kelly’s suggestion, I made brownies!  Yum!

Much colder (and windy) today than yesterday.  Kelly and I went for a walk early this afternoon.  Otherwise, it was a pretty lazy day today.  I have a busy week at work coming up.  Watched True Blood and Entourage tonight.  For some reason, even though it’s 10:45 PM, I feel wide awake.

Today’s reading: NEW SCIENTIST (online, November 8).


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