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No Soup For You!

November 28, 2011

Every time I make soup, I somehow get the phrase “No soup for you!” stuck in my head. I have never even watched an entire episode of Seinfeld before! Why??? I have no idea. I do find the concept of a Soup Nazi rather hilarious, although using the phrase Nazi actually makes no sense when it comes to denying soup… I’ll avoid a historical analysis though, you all have lives to get back to.

Yesterday morning I packed up (yes, I waited until an hour before I had to leave to pack) and headed to the airport. The Kansas City airport is set up in such a way that when my dad dropped me at the curb, I was directly in front of my gate. You go through security for an area with about 6 gates. This makes things super easy and fast for those of us who live here… not so convenient for people flying through. Too bad for you! Haha. Anyway, I arrived and thought I had plenty of time, until I saw the security line.

Then I started walking towards the back of the line… and couldn’t see it.

Kept walking. Still couldn’t see it.

My jaw was practically on the floor. I had never seen such a long line in the KC airport before! Here’s me at the back. You can’t even see security because it’s around the curve to the left. Ridiculous.

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Luckily, it moved pretty quickly and I made it to my gate with plenty of time. A couple of amusing things along the way. First, I got “body scanned” at security. Honestly, I think everyone’s negative reaction to it was just a bit much. Personally I find it kind of fun to stand in that thing… I feel special to have been chosen. Concerned? Nope.

Also, news stations were at the airport. And yes, I said stations. Not one, but two. Why were they there? I have NO IDEA. I did, however, enjoy that they filmed us going through security. Because it was thrilling. Clearly we have a lot of important news happenings in KCMO.

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After I made it home, I decided that I wanted to finally try out Chelsey’s Cabbage Lentil Soup. It looked so easy and simple and I knew when I first saw it that I would have to give it a try.

First, I added a little olive oil and garlic. I didn’t have onion, so that’s the only thing I omitted from Chelsey’s recipe. Oh and the basil, no basil.

Then, I added my chopped carrots and celery and let it cook for a couple minutes.

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Next came the lentils, broth, water and cabbage. I had red (pink??) lentils instead of green.

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I let it simmer for 30 minutes, and voila! It smelled soooooo good!

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I put it in 4 containers for lunches and dinners throughout the week and since her recipe makes about 8 servings (cups), these will be some hearty lunches.

I also HAD to have a taste before putting it all away:

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I absolutely love cabbage soup. It’s so simple, yet someone cooked cabbage is one of my favorite things. The lentils, well, not so sure about them. They kind of tasted like mini dry beans. Maybe I didn’t cook them correctly? Not sure. They weren’t bad, just weird to me.

Also, for those of you who read last week and have been sitting on the edges of your chairs to hear about Molly’s stay at the Pooch Hotel, she is home and doing well. Apparently she was a little “off” when they picked her up yesterday. I think she was traumatized. Luckily, she was back to her normal self when I went by to visit her today. I was afraid she would hate me for leaving her there… But thank goodness puppies don’t hold grudges.


Have you ever had a horrible airport experience? I’ve sure had my fair share… but mostly good!

What’s your favorite kind of soup, or simple food?

18 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2011 8:22 am

    When me and James went to NYC for our honeymoon we were stopped at passport control at Newark and lead into this holding area, they took James passport off him and we had no idea why we were there. I was pretty scared! Luckily the last visit to the US was much friendlier!

    • November 28, 2011 3:12 pm

      Oh gosh!!! That would make me nervous! Haha I get so nervous going through US Customs, and I am a citizen!

  2. November 28, 2011 10:36 am

    How have you never watched a full seinfeld episode?! My family and I are obsessed 😉 NO SOUP FOR YOU! Mwahaha

    • November 28, 2011 3:13 pm

      I know, people think I’m crazy! I just never knew anyone who watched it when I was younger!

  3. November 28, 2011 10:44 am

    eeek that line is SO long! I hate dealing with airports! I love soup! My favorite kind is probably butternut squash soup

  4. November 28, 2011 11:54 am

    As if you have never seen Seinfeld! This is something you must amend! Seriously just tune into ANY episode, they almost never have any continuity! However, since you already say “No Soup For You” you might as well start with that episode 😉

    • November 28, 2011 3:13 pm

      Haha I should try and find that episode! I know, everyone who finds out I’ve never seen it thinks I’m crazy!

  5. November 28, 2011 12:12 pm

    seinfeld is my all-time favorite tv show! you need to watch it! it’s great!

    • November 28, 2011 3:14 pm

      Haha this is clearly a consensus among my readers! I’ll be sure to try and watch an episode, maybe it’s on Netflix!

  6. November 28, 2011 4:13 pm

    Hahaha I absolutely loveee Seinfeld! I used to hate it when I was younger, I just didn’t understand it lol
    Chicken noodle or veggie chili are favorite soups/stews of mine 🙂

  7. November 28, 2011 6:13 pm

    whoa!! Long line!

    I missed my flight once because the security line was so long. MAJOR boo.

    • November 28, 2011 7:51 pm

      I would have tried to coerce my way to the front! Although people aren’t usually very nice while traveling…

  8. November 28, 2011 6:53 pm

    my horrible airport experiences mostly involve TSA confiscating my overpriced beauty products because i always forget plastic bags. drives me CRAZY!

  9. Sienna permalink
    November 30, 2011 11:04 am

    I really like this lentil soup recipe:

    I’m sure you could just add cabbage to it. I always use the precooked lentils from Trader Joe’s. They are in the produce section. You might like those better since they’re really soft. Since they are already cooked you’d add them closer to the end.

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