So, to get Bennet prepared for the move, we have bought a number of books about Japan as well as kid stories that take place in Asia. We got one called Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth. As you can probably guess, it is an adaptation of the classic folk tale set in Southeast Asia. We all really enjoyed it and decided that we would make our own stone soup today.
Thanks to my lovely mother in law, we are having some Tastefully Simple beer bread with our stone soup tonight which I jazzed up with some garlic, salt, and parmesano reggiano cheese. After I had that in the oven, we chopped up some onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage. Bennet helped us to heat some EVOO in a stockpot. Then we dumped in our veggies, some diced tomatoes, LOTS of vegetable stock, and even a can of bamboo shoots to make it Asian stone soup! We finished it all off with some pepper, kosher salt, and seasonings.
In short, our house smells phenomenal, we had a fun afternoon in the kitchen together, and we've got a lot of soup for the week! YUM!