It’s been raining for 3 days and counting. I can’t remember the last time it rained for this long in Southern California!? But I love it when it rains. The earthy smell makes me want to spend the entire day on my recliner, with a sizzling cup of hot chocolate and my favorite fashion magazine as my only friends.
My sincere advice to all my southern Californian friends: Keep off the roads until the raining period concludes. It’s better to stay at home then to hit the roads with terrible, frantic drivers. You know the drill: light the fireplace, order some Thai food and start a happy hour. Isn’t this exactly what we’re born for?
To eat, pray and love right?
The weather report said that we also have a tornado warning. Like really, a tornado warning in the LBC? They may have exaggerated a bit. I guess I will believe them when I see it.
Tornado warnings remind me of the time back when I used to live in St. Charles, Missouri and we had REAL storms and tornado warnings. I’ve seen some of the prettiest lightning shows growing up, accompanied with thunderclaps; loud enough to scare a sleeping baby. For tornados we would hear the siren go off. My dad usually would run outside with his video camera and talk to the neighbors hoping to catch a tornado on film. I don’t remember anyone being afraid back then, but that was maybe because we had basements and the chances of a tornado hitting us were slim.
My mom would make a killer chicken and dumplings soup on a chilly day. I still remember how yummy it used to taste and since then I have developed this infatuation with the word soup.
I must say: this is the soup of all soups. It’s warm, it’s cheesy, and it’s loaded with veggies. Out of all of the soups I’ve made on this blog this is my favorite (shh… don’t tell my other soups). It’s a bit time consuming but it’s totally worth it. San Fran has inspired me to put everything in a bread bowl. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.