Sometimes leftovers can save your life.

I tend not to cook much during the week. Come to think of it, I tend not to cook much on the weekends either. But I do sometimes. This was the case the weekend before my mom died. In anticipation of the first week of fall term for me I made a batch of chili and a batch of my mom’s potato soup. Which turned out to be a really nice choice given the circumstances. So when Tuesday came and we were notified of her death and the ensuing chaos and confusion set upon us, we had a couple days worth of food the get us by.

mom's potato soup recipe

After everyone was notified, my friends took over the cooking duties. They made us enough meals to feed us for a couple weeks. Which was so great. Not having to figure out what to feed everybody was a relief. Of course, we still had to think up food for the kid, since he’s almost as picky as I am. But that was much easier to do. I love leftovers anyway. That’s usually what I eat for breakfast.

But I didn’t know that sometimes they could save your life…

or at least your sanity.



Today I am grateful for friends, food, and family.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. B
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 16:08:29

    Reblogged this on to be dancing… a novelty yarn and commented:

    I got the ingrediants to make this. I will be making it this weekend. Because it Doesn’t mess with my tummy and it fills in the chinks in my heart. And it’s delicious!


  2. CatNISS
    Sep 27, 2013 @ 07:39:50

    Thanks for sharing!


    • B
      Sep 27, 2013 @ 07:46:00

      It’s really good! and it’s one pot which is my kind of cooking. I also sometimes add veggies (like cauliflower or broccoli) to it. But I don’t like to change it much cuz then it doesn’t taste like mom’s.


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