Friday, November 15, 2013
FFWD Chestnut and Pear Soup
One of my favorite things about FFWD is that it forces me to try recipes that I would never have picked on my own. This is one of those recipes. I have mixed feeling about chestnuts. I've always liked their flavor, but never their consistency. Maybe it's just because I've always bought them in jars or vacuum sealed packages, but they've always seemed mealy to me. Because I was so unsure about this recipe, I decided to pair the soup with salmon and roasted vegetables. That way there would be plenty to eat even if we didn't like the soup. Well, we loved the soup! Paul commented several times on how good it was. I had some homemade chicken broth in the fridge which I think made a big difference in the flavor. I also liked that it was relatively easy to put together, although it took longer to simmer than I expected and we ended up eating dinner at 8:30 again this Sunday. Oh well. Charlotte actually went to sleep early so we got to sit down and eat dinner like actual adults! We both were able to use both hands, and had an uninterrupted (if still unintelligible) conversation.