I love making soup – all kinds. But this year right after Thanksgiving I made turkey cream soup from a recipe I found online that a friend had posted on facebook. I simmered my turkey bones all night in my slow cooker and the next morning added the rest of the ingredients.
Unfortunately, I had added too much water when simmering the bones and the result was a very watered down broth. What to do – what to do? I added salt, chicken bouillon cubes, other spices – even chicken broth to get the right strength. I FINALLY got it right and was happy enough with it. We all had some – it was delicious and it made A LOT. So I cooled it – and froze it in individual zip lock bags with the serving size to feed about 4 people. I had 4 bags in the freezer. Gradually as the weeks went by – I would take one out and thaw it out – heat up the soup and EUREKA!! Lunch in about 5 minutes!!
Today I am taking out the last of those soup bags to have for lunch. I am going to eat it slowly, knowing that with all my variations on the original recipe I will never be able to duplicate it again.
And so with making soup – is what we call life. We are never able to duplicate past accomplishments, joys, or even struggles. Oh we can try to put the same ingredients into things that once had a different conclusion – but in the end – the story is always changing – the ingredients different – never the same.
My soup – although always different – has the same ingredient. A lot of love.
Make some soup today – and be sure to add the ingredient that never changes.