Today's picture shows a group of men who work as Ice Cutters on a frozen lake. The little house pictured is the "Soup House" where men can go for a hot bowl of soup. I have never been an ice cutter, but I imagine if you had that job, nothing would be better than a hot cup of soup.
My favorite soup is Green Chili soup. In the fall the Chili Roasters come from New Mexico to our local grocery store for one weekend. They bring a truckload of Green Chilies, and a big roaster. We buy a 50 pound bag of green chilies and have them roast them. We then put them in the freezer and then make green chili soup all winter long. The soup starts with lots of garlic, onion and green chilies. It has just a little bit of chicken, and some tomatoes and hominy. I really like having it with a pan of home made Corn Bread. You can check out the Corn Bread Recipe and the Green Chili Recipe. Both are delicious.