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It's Friday So It Must Be Soup Somewhere, Just Not At My House! March 11

raw beef pho at Mi Mi

There was no way I was going to make a soup this week. I could have done so on Monday but that is my only day off all week and I have to get ready for work, get the family ready (it's week one of March Break for Little Shack) and make sure the homestead doesn't burn down while I am busy. If I could be fed anything this week, I would choose to be fed the rare beef pho from Mi Mi's but since that isn't going to happen, I thought I would cheer myself up with a photo of it.

Instead, I am going to share some of the amazing soups I looked at and wanted to make this week.

 this delicious white bean soup from A Couple Cooks

this creamy, smoky ancho lentil soup from Lost Past Remembered

this soup for roasted cauliflower, chimichurri and poblano creme fraiche that I found poking around in the archives at Food 52

and this soup, also from the archives of Food 52, roasted red pepper soup with corn and cilantro

lastly, this slow cooker chicken pho from my friend Jen at Piccante Dolce will most likely be the next soup I make and the soup that I would have made today if I wasn't sitting here writing this at 6:28am as I run out the door to go to work until 10pm tonight.

I am also finding that as spring is approaching, my mind is turning less from warm, hearty, comforting soups and more towards thoughts of grilling and salads and fresh things that crunch and are eaten chilled.
I don't really love cold soups and I can see that this Friday soup thing will most likely go into hiatus for the season and come back again when fall comes. When I actually admit to getting tired of the heat and I  start getting wistful about airing out my sweaters and finding my gloves and hats again, my mind will, once again, start pining for soup.

Happy Friday!

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