Two husbands, actually. Not both mine, of course.
Charlie had lunch with his youngest brother Thursday. Morris has gotten into cooking since his retirement, and is, according to those who’ve eaten his meals, very good at it. Thursday, he gave Charlie a butter bean soup that Charlie raved about.
Morris promised to give me the recipe on Thanksgiving, but Charlie made some of his own for us yesterday and it was very good, whether it was just like Morris’ or not. I know for a fact it wasn’t just like Morris’, because Charlie put some fresh kale in ours. Here’s Charlie’s version:
CHARLIE’S BUTTER BEAN SOUP
- can of butter beans
- carrot, sliced
- potato, diced
- fresh kale, finely chopped
- Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt
Cook until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 20 minutes. Mish the butter beans up a little. Serve with cornbread.
Soup really hits the spot on a cold day, so it was much appreciated.
WRITING PROMPT: Does your main character like to cook? Does he/she cook, whether he/she likes to or not? Does he/she cook by the book or by the seat of his/her apron? Write a scene where he/she has to do the opposite. How does it make him/her feel?