Man the past two days have been just kind of dreary, rainy, cold, etc. Good days for soup, you know what I am saying? Pretty much this weather makes me want to curl up with a hot bowl of soup, book, journal or make a grab for my sketchbook, while I play some Fleetwood Mac Rumour’s in the background. Sounds kind of perfect to me. How about you? How do you like spending your dreary, drizzly days? I could keep going. Snuggled and dug into my couch, another friend across from me on the other couch, digging deep, connecting more, and spilling about life, love, and relationship. Relaxing in a tub, with a hot mug of tea and a good book beside me, lights off, candles on, romancing myself into a steamy bliss state. In my kitchen, baking up a pie, the smell drifting throughout my apartment, making it smell warm and Fall-like, inviting. Music cranked up (hooked on some Sam Smith radio lately), cleaning and doing laundry (this one here is a complete Charlie answer, my grandfather loved to clean, sometimes I catch the fever too).
So if you are wanting to hunker down at home with a good soup, here is a recipe for a chili I made recently. It was so good and my ex and I had a whole night in watching movies and chowing down on it, patting ourselves on the back for our tasty success.
Brittany’s Dreary Weather Chili Soup
- Spaghetti Squash
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 2 cups broth (mine was a bone broth I made myself)
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 lbs. ground beef
- ½ lbs. bacon
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- ½ red onion, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp sriracha
Let’s Make it Happen: I began by cooking the spaghetti squash. Cut it in half. Scoop out the seeds. Place in a pot. Cover with water. Toss in a pinch of salt. Boil until the squash is tender and you can fork out the ‘noodles’.
Place the tomato juice, broth, diced tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and sriracha in a soup pot. Let them hang out and get acquainted.
Meanwhile brown the beef. Crisp the bacon and chop. Saute the onion and green pepper in a skillet with a little ghee or coconut oil.
Drain the beef. Dump it all in the pot, including the spaghetti squash. Let it simmer and continue to cook until you are ready to dig in.