Brace yourselves. The nor'easter is coming.
In case you have had the absolute pleasure of never have experienced a nor'easter, let me be the first to introduce you. It essentially is a storm that, along with rain or snow, packs a SUCKER PUNCH TO YOUR FACE amount of wind. They are probably the least fun storms on the planet when you're outside, namely because they make playing in the snow lose its luster. They also make shoveling the driveway a pain. The snow just keeps blowing back!
But honestly, when isn't shoveling the driveway a pain?
When it snows, the only thing on my mind is how I am going to get the warmest the fastest. I have what you call poor circulation in my hands and feet, so I feel like I am ALWAYS cold. We're talking thermals on top of thermals and SUPER thick socks at all times. Also, can I just mention that the brand Cuddle Duds has basically saved my life this winter? Seriously, their fleece sheets are a godsend. One head on my pillow and I am out like a light.
This is not a PSA for fleece sheets. But you should seriously invest anyway.
So it comes as no surprise that I am also super down with heating my body from the inside out with warm foods. Which is safe to say that normally, when it snows, I want to make everything and anything that is not a salad. I love soup. I love curry. I love oatmeal To be honest, when it snowsI get a MASSIVE chocolate chip cookie craving. Dipped in hot chocolate, you got yourself one WILD night.
Especially when that night results in me eating the whole tray of cookies.
This soup, kids, is one of those things that would be perfect for a snow day (especially if it's of the snowed in variety). It is SUPER duper easy, which means more sledding. It actually comes together in 30 minutes and tastes killer, with minimal ingredients. And if you don't have all of the ingredients, not to fret! Feel free to substitute, sweet potato for carrot or butternut squash, spinach or collards for kale, or whatever bean or lentil you like for the white beans. The key here is the broth which, having 3 cloves of garlic in it, makes it SUPER flavorful. The perfect bowl to cuddle up to and watch some of your favorite movies.
Garlic and Greens Soup
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.