For me, this minestrone soup always brings back good memories. A couple of years ago, my sister and I took a trip to Paris, where the two of us rented an apartment for a month in the center of the city. We got the opportunity to eat at a lot of amazing restaurants that we normally wouldn’t have had the time to discover, and definitely indulged in a variety of French meals. There were a few days in between, however, that we’d find ourselves cooking up our own lunch or dinner in our apartment. One of those days happened to be a very cold, rainy day where we just felt like staying indoors. On that day, I made this delectable minestrone soup for lunch, and to this day, my sister and I have never forgotten the comfort and satisfaction that soup brought us.
Some people like their cookies crisp, some like them chewy. I fall into the latter camp. It’s the reason why I used to slowly dunk my Oreos into a cold glass of milk. It’s also the reason why I love those cake-like, Lofthouse sugar cookies you find at the grocery store. They’re just so incredibly chewy. In case you’re not quite sure which cookies I’m referring to, they’re those thick, pale cookies that are frosted and sprinkled in different colors for every occasion. They’re absolutely divine, and I always find myself salivating over them as I walk past them in the grocery store. But that’s about as far as I’ll usually go; I prefer not to actually buy the cookies. No offense to the Lofthouse sugar cookies, but as delicious as they are, the ingredient label is pretty frightening.
You know that Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” sung by Andy Williams? Well, I feel like singing that song when the fall season arrives. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big, big Christmas fan, but my favorite season is fall. I just can’t help but get giddy when the leaves start changing colors and the days become cooler. It’s also right about the time that I start creating a lot of apple recipes, including this apple glazed pork tenderloin.