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Mother’s Day Spinach Soup and Homemade Croutons

11 May

Spinach Soup with Homemade Croutons

Mother’s Day is tomorrow. And you know what Mother’s Day always brings? Greeting cards.

Some people could care less about greeting cards (cough, cough, my husband). But others, like me, can’t get enough of them. I think it’s a genetic sentiment that was passed down from my grandma, to my mom, and then to me.

Spinach Soup with Homemade Croutons

My grandma is a rock star when it comes to greeting cards. A very strict rock star. She doesn’t miss a thing. You have a birthday? You get a card. You have an anniversary? You get a card? They make a new holiday? You get a card.

The cards my grandma sends aren’t just any old cards, either. Her trademark is underlining sweet snippets and highlighting the tear-jerker phrases. Because of all the time she invested in this throughout my life, I can’t’ help but carry this on to some degree in my adult life. Every time I am in the greeting card section, you’re sure to find me with tear-filled eyes and an occasional stained cheek. I am extremely sentimental when it comes to cards. Thanks, Grandma and Mom for teaching me the beauty and power of a greeting card.

Spinach Soup with Homemade Croutons

I also have to thank my mom and grandma for teaching me the comfort of soup. Soup is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. I could probably eat soup every day of the week and not get tired of it.

Mother's Day Spinach Soup and Croutons

When I first saw this recipe for Spinach Soup, I’ll admit I was a little skeptical. Spinach? in a soup? in a smooth soup? Yes to all three, and I’m glad I tried this. The soup is creamy and smooth, has a fairly mild spinach flavor, and has incredible, garlicky, homemade croutons. (The croutons may or may not be the best part!) If you don’t want a spicy soup, no worries, just leave out the red pepper flakes.

Spinach Soup with Homemade Croutons

Hope you enjoy and that this new soup brings you some comfort. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day Soup

And don’t forget about last year’s Mother’s Day Cinnamon Rolls…always a solid breakfast choice.

Mother's Day Cinnamon Rolls


Garlicky Squash, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

14 May

Not to generalize, but I love mechanics. They are really trustworthy, helpful, honest, and open. They just want what’s best for you and your car. They take extra, extra good care of women. If you’re a nice lady, you can bet that they’ll try to save you as much money as possible.

That’s my experience, anyway. I’m neither bitter nor scorned.

Here’s a little snack you can make after you’ve been to the mechanic. You’ll feel healthy and renewed as you’re chomping on these babies.

This makes a great side to steaks you cook on the grill. Now go eat your summer veggies.