Switching to Cold-Weather Lunches (Salads to soups)

When the weather gets cold, I rejoice. Finally, a season that matches my cold, dead heart. Kidding! But seriously, I don’t mind the cold. I enjoy the changing of seasons. It keeps life exciting, and it’s a good reason to change up my cooking and eating. During the cold winter months, I prefer to swap out my lunch salad for a warm lunch soup or stew.

If you’re getting sick of eating a salad every day for lunch, or if you are getting sick as in sore throat and runny nose, switching to soup is the way to go. You can still load up on healthy veggies, but instead of a cool, crispy pile of greens, you get a warm, steamy bowl of hearty vegetables.

Butternut Squash Soup

Tips for easy and delicious soups

If that sounds good, and you want to make the transition easy and delicious, then you came to the right place. Here are some tips for throwing together delicious soups and stews.

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Little Christmas Prayers

bring me peace
like an angel atop
an evergreen tree

make me shine
like glowing bulbs
strung on a line

set me free
like floating smoke
warm in a chimney

let me hang
like tinsel shining
upon my cross

tear apart the wicked
like 6-year-old hands
with a pile of presents

accept me, please,
like a poor, shivering child
accepts a gift of coal