Chicken Tortilla Soup
I've never paid much attention to buying foods within the season that they are the freshest. Call me crazy, but I never even knew that was a thing. Actually, you can call me an American, because this is one part of the world where we have that type of convenience. Though I appreciate the ease American grocery stores bring, there really is something to cherishing food in it's time.
Lately I've been looking for ways to slow down the food we eat at home.
I wrote about that a couple of weeks ago. As I dive into new food co-op's and get to know local farms where our food comes from, I've noticed a deeper sense of gratitude for the meals we make. When staples become treats, doesn't it push you to savor them even more when you do get the chance to enjoy them?
The same can be said for seasons. Here in Texas the weather doesn't know which way it wants to go. The cool breeze grazes our cheeks, only to return to 90 degree temperatures and 80% humidity the very next day. Monday marks the first official day of fall, and while Texas may not know how it feels about that, many other parts of the country do. So, let's savor the last days of the sun beating on our backs and celebrate the freedom of wearing flip flops just a little bit longer so that when the cool comes and the leaves change, we will receive it with joy.
For those of you who have been blessed by fall weather already, I encourage you to warm up with a bowl of this savory soup and basque in the newness of the season.
What's your favorite seasonal meal?