I have lived in northern Manitoba my entire life! Never have the schools been closed on account of a “Snowday” that we see in the movies. OK…well, we had a power outage and some of the schools lost power- but I declared it a Snowday because of the HUGE dump of snow and snowstorm we recieved in these parts of Canada. Fall came and went super quick!
After five hours, power came back on! So me and the Tiny chef got to work!
I made a huge pot of chicken soup yesterday, so I strained some broth and started to work on some homeade Tomato soup.
“The Best comfort food ever when you’re sick is grilled cheese and tomato soup!”
My husband’s mom passed away when my oldest was only fourteen months old. I remember her saying “The Best comfort food ever when you’re sick is grilled cheese and tomato soup!” I never really ate that combo growing up, and sometimes her words come to mind on days like today where we are all with the snifflies and inside on a blustery day. I like to tell myself that if I share these little snippets of who she was and what she used to say, it’s like she gets to still be in my kids’ life kinda thing. I hate that they don’t get a life with their grandma. So this special meal was for her. As we whisked and poured we talked about their Baba (Ukrainian for grandma) Kim.
I subbed vegan cheese for cheese, but feel free to take whatever option you’d like!
And yes. It’s October 4 and we are in the middle of a windstorm. #OhCanada