Hey everyone....I know you think I am such a horrible blogger...lol The last time I posted an article was June but please believe me when I say I have been busier these last few months than I ever thought I could be. A conversation with an old class mate from high school is what prompted me to begin writing this blog tonight. I was just talking to Marina Gutierrez on Facebook the other night about making soup when it reminded me of the recent season change. I often forget that to be the case living down south on the east coast in the Charleston SC metro area. The weather is far warmer longer than most places so it is easy for me to experience brief memory lapses in regards to the changing of seasons. The South seems to breathe a collective sigh of relief when fall rolls around. There’s a welcomed reprieve from steamy summer days. The onset of football season. And the delicious aromas of hearty, cool-weather food pouring out of the oven.
The idea of making a big pot of soup was welcomed with the dip in temperature we have experienced the last few nights this week. I decided on making Cheese-steak Soup. This recipe was initiated by one I found by Aaron McCargo Jr.'s Big Daddy's House on Food Network. It was absolutely delicious and I will share that recipe with you guys today. I tweaked it of course...any real cook knows that you feel the recipe out as you go along. It is never exactly the way the recipe card reads...lol. I always add a pinch of this or a dab of that to make the recipe my own and have often completely revamped or recreated the recipe to make it more suitable to my family's taste.
I hope that you guys are all well and know that you are always in my thoughts no matter how busy I may appear. My schedule remains packed and over flowing but know with certainty that regardless of what is going on in my life, there is and will be a pot on the stove in my house preparing a meal for my family. I cook from my heart and the love is in every heaping spoon full. I cook because it keeps me connected to my roots and my history so to speak. It reminds me of my elders and ancestors whom so many have gone on before me. Cooking for me is equivalent to nourishment, growth, joy and family. It is also very cathartic because it brings about a calm that I have not been able to recreate in many attempts at other things. Many of the best memories in my life have been centered around cooking or the kitchen therefore it is one of my favorite things to do and places to be.
I plan to get back into the swing of things with my blog writing because many people have told me how informative and helpful this blog has been for them. I hope that you all enjoy this Cheese-steak soup recipe. It is not very difficult and can be adjusted as you see fit. Please contact me with any suggestions of ideas for specific recipes. As always in parting I wish you delicious eating....so come on guys...Let's Eat!
4 lbs New York Steak Thin Sliced