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S = Sunshine

Day #19 in the A-Z series of “What Makes Me Happy?”


You expected that would be my S word, didn’t you?

I mean, just look at my header up there!

Yes, sunshine makes me happy!

But look out there this morning…

Sunshine’s late today

Get up? But it’s still dark out!

Daylight saving’s time


I’m not a fan of dark, rainy mornings.

Sunshine, Light, and Love make me happy.

But on dark and rainy days like this one,

The other S word that makes me happy


Ah yes, I think I’ll go

Get a crockpot started now.



What’s your happy S word?

And what’s your favorite soup?

Here’s the recipe for the one I’ll have simmering

while I’m in church on this otherwise gloomy Sunday.

I won’t do the on-the-stove method suggested here:




This is the cookbook in which I found that nice, simple recipe. It’s a great book:



I had some leeks from a neighbors garden that needed to be used.

Great way to do so, don’t you think?

Ah yes, homemade soup makes me happy!

Cheer me up with a recipe and an S word of your own!

Comments on: "S = Sunshine" (7)

  1. Soup is wonderful in the cooler months. Some of my favorites are split pea soup, spinach soup, broccoli cheese soup, taco soup, and chicken corn chowder.

    • I love spinach, but have never tried spinach soup. I’ll have to google a recipe for that!

      • I’ll share mine, but not tonight. It’s time for me to go to bed. 🙂

      • Thank you. I hope you had a good night’s sleep. 💤♥️

      • More than one… 🙂 Here is my recipe for Popeye’s Power Soup:

        1 (32-oz) pkg. frozen chopped spinach
        2 c. frozen diced okra
        3 c. hot water
        1/4 c. nutritional yeast
        2 Tbsp. butter
        2 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
        4 Tbsp. grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
        1 Tbsp. miso (optional, but adds great flavor and nutrition)
        1 Tbsp. mineral salt
        1 Tbsp. rice vinegar or 1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
        1 tsp. onion powder
        1/2 tsp. black pepper
        1/4 tsp. garlic powder
        pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

        Put half the spinach and all the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend/process until creamy and smooth. Then pour into a pot on the stove; add remaining spinach, and heat through, simmering a few minutes until flavors are melded. The gelatin provides some protein, but for more, you may add some cooked chicken or sausage.

  2. Thank you for the soup recipe. Sounds delicious!

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