Monday, August 20, 2012

Everything Soup

A few evenings ago, Grace decided to make what she called Everything Soup. She wanted to put everyyything she could find into her "soup", so the name was meant to be quite literal. I wasn't too keen on that idea, but I did agree to let her use things that were either almost gone or that I just don't care about. Like the coriander that came with my spice rack that I've never used. What's that stuff even for? (I am no whiz in the kitchen, obviously.) 

It was to be the most fabulous, most spectacular soup ever. It was to be fit for kings and was going to be truly amazing

So how exactly does one make this most fabulous, most spectacular, most perfect soup ever? Lucky for you I'm not stingy with family recipes. So here, let me tell you....

You start out by pouring a little water into a small pot.

Sprinkle a bunch of coriander into the water.

Then add some Goldfish!!!

Next, add some frozen corn.

Now, dump some ice in the soup. This is gonna be awesome! needs some salt and pepper!

Now for the uncooked rainbow rotini!! 

Stir well. It will taste like crap if you don't.

All done!!! Now pour the soup into a big bowl.

Now make your daddy try it. He'll love it!!
(Of course he only pretended to try it. And I hid behind the camera.) good! (Bless his heart.)

She said it smelled good so she wanted to try some too!

It's best to cook in pajamas that haven't fit in a year. And a superhero cape. In case you didn't know that.

She decided to make herself a little bowl. And I decided not to panic when she chose this method of doing so.

Needs stirred one more time!

Did I really let her try that stuff for the purpose of my own entertainment? You bet I did!

She tried it, spit it out, and said "I do NOT like that! I don't EVER want to eat that AGAIN!!" Poor kid. But she was only upset for a minute. Then she said it needed some canola oil. And I said it was time for bed. 


  1. Oh man, that's hilarious! :) Next time can I ask that you get video?! My eyes just kept getting bigger and bigger for each ingredient she added...ewwy. Love that cape though!

    1. Yeah I've been thinking that I don't have nearly enough video of her! I was so glad she didn't ask me to try it out too, haha!

  2. Oh, my gosh - this is exactly the type of thing I was talking about in my post today! I am the worst at letting this stuff happen - and you are the best. And Grace is hysterically funny.
    I seriously laughed out loud during this entire post. You are such a great writer.

    1. Thanks so much Megan, that's really encouraging!! :) I try to be fun, but oh man do I have days where I'm just kinda boring! I sometimes find myself worrying about how something will make a mess, like you wrote in your post today. Glad you enjoyed!