Truly one of life's most comforting foods, soup is the quintessential Fall meal.
Whether used to cure the common cold, provide warmth for small, chilled hands or solace a weakened soul, this practically perfect food is wonderful for family gatherings, weeknight dinners and school lunches.
We eat all sorts of soups, both vegetarian and meat based, and have consumed three different types in the past six days. Little kitchen helpers can easily assist you with your soup making, which makes it even more enjoyable to eat, knowing the preparation has been a family affair. It's a wonderful activity on a cool Sunday afternoon, and whether they chop the vegetables or add their own secret spice blend (see note below) to the pot, they will be eager to lap it up when their hands have assisted with the creation of your soupy goodness.
Here are some recipes I've added to my "soup recipe" queue:
(Note: Give your children the spices you have that will complement the soup you are making. Allow them to create their own "secret spice blend", using their own quantities of the spices you've provided. They will love this, I promise you).