Sunday, November 04, 2007
Starting Friday morning the TV and radio were alerting us that the remnants of Hurricane Noel were going to hit Southern New England on Saturday.

That was the day my friends and I had matinee tickets for Les Miserables at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. What to do? We decided to wait until Friday night to see if they were still forecasting bad weather. Well sure enough it still sounded like we were going to be in for a bad storm.

I called the box office that evening and was able to exchange the tickets for a Wednesday matinee. Not only that, the box office told me that we would each receive a $10.00 credit on our account since Wednesday matinee tickets cost less. Great!

As it turned out the storm did not affect the North Shore like it did other areas. We had heavy rain and wind but did not lose power.

OK, so I was home Saturday, not going out in that rain storm - On a day like that I started to think "SOUP"! Wouldn't it be nice to have a bowl of hot soup? As a matter of fact I had been checking out the cans of soup at the market. When I read the sodium content of the soup, I dropped the can like it was a hot potato.

Fortunately I had all the ingredients on hand (I had the meat in the freezer) and was able to make my hearty vegetable soup. My intention was to type the receipe here but before I did that I checked with Google and found that I posted that soup recipe
on December 12, 2006
, so if you missed that post, check it out.

I had a bowl of soup Saturday night and now I have five containers of soup in my freezer. It turns out, it was not a bad way to spend a stormy day!

You and I think alike, Millie, I made soup this week too. Your recipe looks good and I am going to borow it for my next pot of soup!
Glad everything worked out! :D
Glad your area escaped the nasty weather. (Just heard on our weather that Boston is in for quite a bit of rain though)
And how nice about the tickets for the show.
Nothing like a bowl of hot soup on a chilly day. Our weather has also turned nice and cool and that's what I had for lunch.
The wife makes what I call fridge soup because she dumps all the good leftovers in a pot adds water and voila a mighty fine soup on a cold windy day
Millie, one New England storm drove my family back to Arizona. We were caught in a Nor'Easter while driving from Spencer to Providence, RI. I am sure you know that visibility was nearly zero and the snow was so heavy that the windshield wipers couldn't keep up. We were in a Camero convertible; no snow tires, shovel or sand. We got off in the barrow pit and I still don't know how my husband got us back on the highway. The round trip took seven hours and when we finally arrived home I said, "That's it. We're moving back to Arizona" -- and we did the next summer. Some day I will write a story of the harrowing, and sometimes funny, experiences of the intervening seven hours. New England storms can be daunting.
Millie I get a warm feeling just thinking about you making and enjoying your hearty soup.
Canned soups can be delicious and convenient, but read the ingredients on the label and it's scary. I can't have tomato soup because of the high sugar content. I'd love to learn how to make a sugar free version that's as good as canned.
When life gives you appears you make soup!
Soup's good on a lousy day. I talked to my friend Bob, who lives in Sudbury, Ma, and he too mentioned that bout of nasty weather.
I loved Les Miserables, saw it in London a few years ago with my daughter! Hope you like it.
Darling Millie,
Thanks so very much for your comment on my blog. It means so much. Whether it's comment to my blog or reading yours it always gives me such a lift to see your name. As I've said so often, you, Millie Garfield are such an inspiration! I'm sending you an email with specific info about where I'm living. Check it out---I don't want to hog your comments!
Thinking of you with love,
At least it was just rain and not snow!!
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