Still every now and then, I long for a "soup day", where the cold temps outside combine with a simmering pot of soup on the stove to create foggy windows. It's like that here today, a cool day, with snow on Mt. Charleston, which I can see from my studio. That's about as close to snow as I want to be.
The following video is another great way to enjoy the snow from a distance.
It's a busy time of the year for me, I'm somewhat swamped with work, and most of my days are filled with making, selling, packing, shipping and sleeping. I've got a few commitments coming up next week that will probably keep me from posting much... so until then, I hope everyone remains safe and sane this holiday season.
Here's one of my favorite soup recipes. I copied in into a cookbook years ago, so I can't be certain - but I think it's from Gourmet Magazine, around 1980 or so.
It's perfect for a day like this:
Sweet Corn and Crabmeat Soup
4 cups chicken stock
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2/3 cup crab meat
1 can cream-style corn
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
2 Tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tablespoons water
1 scallion, minced fine
Combine chicken stock and oil in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add crabmeat and corn, and boil again. Add in cayenne, soy sauce, stir in cornstarch mixture. Stir and allow to boil again, then simmer for a minute or two. When ready to serve, stir in scallions and ladle into bowls.