Wednesday, November 14, 2012
On Tuesday it was cold, and my dad decided that it would be a perfect time to try out a new soup recipe. We all agreed that soup was a great choice for a day like this. After school I went to tennis and got home about 7:30 PM. It was very cold outside, the air smelled wet, like mist, and I thought that it might rain yet again, so I rushed inside our warm house. I slammed the door shut keeping the cold where it belonged. I was immediately bombarded by the smell of chicken broth in the kitchen. Rubbing my hands together in delight, I followed my nose. There was a pot of broth, simmering on the stove and spitting with delight, the soup that was going to serve as our dinner. I quickly rushed upstairs and changed into something cozy. Just as I had plopped onto my bed to read Animal Farm in my fuzzy pink polka dot pajamas, my grandmother's voice came over the loud speaker. She requested our presence, putting an emphasis on, "Come to dinner NOW!" She only said, "Come down to the table Arthur (my grandfathers name)!" I sighed, how easily I was forgotten! Even though I wasn't called downstairs, I hustled to the table and gave Grandpa his pills. My parents were already downstairs with Brenda, marveling over the Italian Wedding Soup. The soup had steaming broth with pieces of spinach and egg floating in it, and each person got some tasty meatballs. In the meatballs there was, ground beef and pork with a pinch of salt, a sprinkling of pepper, a handful of mushrooms and a substantial amount of garlic. We all sat down and sprinkled some parmesan cheese on the soup and dug in. At the beginning it was very hot and I very nearly burnt my tongue, but it soon cooled down. The meatballs had a light flavor and added a nice touch to the soup. They were very mild, but were still hearty and satisfying. The egg tasted just like the scrambled eggs I have in the mornings, and I liked them best. There were also pieces of spinach that were soggy and chewy. The broth itself was very flavorful and made from chicken stock, which was very noticeable. I was told that there was also fennel, but I couldn't taste it!
That's all for tonight!