Nothing is quite as comforting on a cold day as some warm soup. This time of year our cabinets are bursting with cans and it’s all the kids want after a snowing morning playing outside. After a morning of shoveling and playing in the winter wonderland that was our yard they tumbled inside all rosy cheeked and hungry.
We arrange the plates of all their favorites, grilled cheese for dipping and goldfish for swimming, and everyone gathers around the warm bowls. It’s a rare moment of quiet in our house when all you can hear is the clinking of spoons and the slurping of soup. Little chins covered in dribbles and faces filled with big smiles.
Growing up I was not a soup eater (I was the pickiest of picky eaters) except for kind, cream of mushroom, and most especially at Christmas time. Every year, still to this day, my grandfather’s Christmas Eve dinner starts with Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup. We celebrate a Wigilia and have a meatless meal and this was the soup that feed all the picky eaters. Of course now as everyone has grown they dress it up a bit, adding real and fancy varieties of mushrooms. As a child though nothing was more comforting than that big bowl to start the festivities after coming in from a cold car.
Now my children get to create these memories, both on Christmas Eve with my grandpa and around the lunch table with their dad. My toddler is lucky enough to have lunch with her dad almost everyday. They share soup and a sandwich while getting some rare one on one time. Warm memories for sure.
What’s your favorite way to warm up on a cold day?
Be sure to visit The Wisest Kid and find more ways to dunk than can be thunk! Maybe your kids will be inspired, my oldest has decided that Bavarian pretzels are the best for dunking.
The sticky: I am a Campbell Wisest Kid ambassador and have been compensated for my time by Campbell Soup Company. All thought and opinions are my own.