Last night, as Ryan watched football and I read a new book on the couch beside him, the fantastic smell of cheddar corn chowder simmering on the stovetop made my mouth water.
When I was in Oregon a little less than two weeks ago, I bought a ton of stuff at the Harry & David Country Village and brought it back to Ocala with me. I figured I would save a lot of my goodies for a special occasion, but last night the package of cheddar corn chowder soup mix called to me from inside the pantry.
A lazy Sunday night at home can be special too, right?
The soup came together quickly and made plenty of soup, so I reheated a bowl of it for myself to enjoy for lunch today!
I added an extra cup of frozen corn and some sliced turkey bacon to the soup mix last night and loved the additions.
Even after eating that bowl of soup, I still feel like I’m in a soup mood today. My mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup is the front-runner for tonight’s dinner at the moment!
And now for some random movie talk!
Popular Movies You’ve Never Seen
Every once in a while Ryan and I will be discussing something and he’ll make reference to a popular movie and my face will go blank.
He’ll look at me incredulously and say, dumbfounded, “You haven’t seen that movie!?”
It happened with The Matrix.
It happened with The Princess Bride.
It happened with The Goonies.
It happened with The Sandlot.
(I’ve since seen all four at Ryan’s urging.)
Most recently it happened with The Nightmare Before Christmas. We now have a hot weeknight movie date on the books for later this week so we can rectify this situation. Apparently I must see The Nightmare Before Christmas before Halloween this year.
Truth be told, I’m not really a huge movie person. I get bored really easily and unless the movie really captivates me (or I’m seeing it in the theatre), I have a hard time sitting still and watching a movie from start to finish. Only once in a blue moon do movie previews really intrigue me, so I guess I miss out on a lot of movies other people seem to love!
Question of the Afternoon
- What’s a movie that you’ve never seen that seems to baffle other people when they find out you’ve never seen it?
- What is a classic “must see” movie in your eyes?
My two “must see” movies: Father of the Bride and Christmas Vacation. Two of my all-time favorites!