Normally when I tell Jeremy, “Hey, I’m making soup for dinner!”, I get a fake smile and a slight eye roll. Pff… like I didn’t notice that eye roll, buddy! In his mind, soup consists of way too many vegetables and not nearly enough meat. Like my cauliflower soup, for example. I LOVE every bit of that cheesy, creamy, so-good-for-you deliciousness, but all he sees is a pile of mashed vegetables thrown in a bowl. He’s such a buzzkill in my soup-loving world.
But because I love my husband so dearly, despite his soup-loathing ways, I do find it in my heart to compromise every now and again. I know, wife of the year material, right? This compromise comes in the form of chowder… thick, creamy delicious chowder bursting at the seams with chunks of ham and potatoes and garnished with crispy, salty bacon. How amazing and manly does that sound?
Don’t tell my husband, but this chowder recipe isn’t actually a compromise at all. I mean, it’s not like I’m sacrificing anything here.
Do you really think I’d say, “Okay, Jeremy, fine… if you MUST have bacon in this soup, I guess I’ll choke it down.” I don’t think so.
Or, “Whatever, Jeremy… I absolutely hate creamy potato soup with bits of ham and melted cheddar cheese, but I guess if it will save our marriage…” Yeah, not a chance. [Read more...]