If in doubt….soup!

poorlyYes it’s going to be my new motto, not feeling so good, eat soup, not sure what to do with yourself, make soup and want to show someone you care, make them soup. The answer to all life’s little queries and quandaries, soup. Well in my small microscope corner of the world this is kind of  true, today, now.

Mr H has a viral chesty thing. It’s most unpleasant, lots of hacking, spluttering going red in the face and looking like he can’t breath has now been replaced with a gruff bark and no voice. Not well at all. So I’ve been doing my best Florence impressions, nurse not Magic Roundabout, and Ive been tending to his every need, sometimes through gritted teeth but mostly not, as I can see he’s really  unwell. Luckily for him my mental well being seems to be remarkably healthy and balanced this week so a good week to go down because I can fully nurture, which for me always involves feeding.

Lots of home cooked meals have been made and been delivered to the bed, the sofa and when he can bare to join us, the table. I’ve slaved away in a bitterly cold kitchen to ensure the resurrection of my mans health. OK, I over did the drama there but our kitchen is really cold.

Getting back to me, lots of lovely people stopped by my last post and LIKED it. Thanks! As a good blogger and a nosy one, I like to see who is visiting and being so kind. And this is how I discovered Home Made With Mess a site full of yummy recipes that all seem to be great “cook at home” dishes. Nothing to fancy but great looking tasty food. This soup recipe, Rocket, Pea and Bacon, jumped out at me, I think the brilliant green said health and goodness and the lump of Camembert, naughty but nice!peasoup

So today this is the soup I lovingly made for the poorly one. Although I didn’t use rocket because I didn’t have any and I used a leek instead of an onion. So technically not the exact same soup but my way or the Messy way, I reckon it’s still a pretty good soup.

There was of course enough for me to share, a good cook would never create something they wouldn’t eat them self! It was like a comforting soft luxurious blanket. I loved the sweetness that the peas brought to it and  the smoky after taste of the bacon. It was smooth and velvety in the mouth with a gooey splurge of cheese for an extra treat. I enjoyed every mouthful.

peasoup2So thanks again to Home Made With Mess for this culinary treat and I will be back soon to try some of your other concoctions.

Click here for the recipe

15 Comments

      • Jaime Oliver December 14, 2012 / 6:25 pm

        i am sure you can grin through gritted teeth! lol

  1. Emma Matthews December 14, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    Looks fabulous. I’m definitely going to recreate. X

  2. Older Mum (@Older_Mum) December 14, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    There are some horrid viruses going around at the moment – hope he is on the mend, and that soup looks and tastes delicious! I love soup too!

    • thepuffindiaries December 14, 2012 / 11:31 pm

      He is getting better thanks and I think my soup has helped.

  3. northernmum December 14, 2012 / 11:50 pm

    oh hope he gets better soon, that soup is enticing me though! I dont need to feel bad to eat soup – it is an anytime thing for me!

  4. Nichola December 15, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    ooh you know I’m a soup fiend and this is yet another I’ll have to try. Hope he gets well soon, if not change from Nightingale to Magic Roundabout, because I think that Florence spent most of her time getting stoned with Dylan!

    • thepuffindiaries December 16, 2012 / 8:39 am

      So funny, will you come be my Dylan please. I’ll make you soup. lol. xx

  5. bavariansojourn December 16, 2012 / 6:27 am

    That sounds delicious, and the pictures are lovely too! Hope he’s on the mend soon enough, there are some horrible bugs around at the moment…

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