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Tick Tock Soup

| 2/24/2013 11:12:31 AM

Last week I learned how to make soup. Now, for you to fully grasp how big of an achievement this is, you have to realize that my father and I creatively assembled this soup in a mild panic on our own, without Mama’s help. I never, and I mean NEVER, attempt cooking something for the first time all on my lonesome, but this was an emergency.

What was the emergency, you ask?

Well, my boyfriend the Cowboy was sick. (Yes, I finally wrangled a Cowboy. More on this some other time.)

We had planned this lunch for quite some time because, you see, he works all over the country and is rarely home. I wanted to remind him how spectacular of a woman I am by cooking him a full meal, renting his favorite movie from the library, and giving him the best back-rub in the history of spectacular-woman-kind. I had it all planned out – fried potato slices, asparagus, bacon-wrapped pork chops, three-bean salad, and Mama’s homemade raspberry lemonade (Click here for recipe!), with Man-Bait pecan pie (Click here for recipe!) for dessert. Sounds amazing, right? The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, after all.

I flew home after my morning class at Last Chance Community College, donned my broomstick skirt and an apron (the skirt was necessary for full domestic effect), and was about to start making a holy mess in the kitchen when my phone began hollering “…Operator won’t you put me on through, I gotta send my love down to Baton Rouge…” Cowboy! Cowboy! I flipped (yes, flipped) open the phone to…hacking.

“Honey, I’m sick. *cough cough*”

2/28/2013 3:29:32 AM

Cait, you had me belly laughing over your dilemma. My fame for soup was called refrigerator soup. Every Friday what ever was left over from the last week went into the pot with water and a little seasoning and wala soup. It really wasn't a big hit with the family but I sure liked it .... and still do. But then again they kind of labeled me "Mikey" after the cereal commercials because I'd eat pretty much any thing. Maybe the "Mikey" commercials were before your time. Have a great soup day with the Cowboy.

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