Warm Up!

Warm Up! 

Posted: 6:07 am Saturday, January 7th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

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Louie Favorite French onion soup by Meridith Ford. (LOUIE FAVORITE/AJC staff)

Louie Favorite
French onion soup by Meridith Ford. (LOUIE FAVORITE/AJC staff)

Okay, it’s not as bad as what they’re being hit with to our north, but it’s cold enough in the morning to think about something nice and warm simmering away, filling the house with the can’t-miss aroma of homemade soup. Mmm, think French Onion with a decadent layer of cheese on top! Here’s a delicious list to choose from, even one to help with our weight loss agendas. My favorite way to do soup is to get out the dependable slow cooker and let that do the work.

 

 

riskms/Getty Images File photo

riskms/Getty Images
File photo

Then there’s this. In case you need to run out and grab a few things for the soup, watch what you wear. Who hasn’t thought “it’s a quick trip,  I wont run into anyone I know.” Uh huh. I go out with no makeup, sweats and a ballcap and here comes that one person…you never know who has the phone out to start the shaming on social media  which always solves THAT problem.

 

 

David Ellefson, co-founder of Megadeth, is opening a coffee shop in his hometown. (Photo: Ellefson Coffee Co./Instagram)

David Ellefson, co-founder of Megadeth, is opening a coffee shop in his hometown. (Photo: Ellefson Coffee Co./Instagram)

Then there’s the coffee shop with a heavy-metal attitude. Megadeth co-founder David Ellefson is opening his own place in his hometown of Jackson, Minn. Would you like one head bang or two with that latte? What’s next in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen My Five Favorite Things to help me keep on the road to weight loss. I can’t live without my kitchen gadgets!

 

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANN KELLY’S KITCHEN

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy