The recent run of cloudy, cool and rainy weather in northeast Wisconsin is a good reminder that some forecasts were tailor-made for meals.
We all understand that grilling and fresh seafood dishes go with summer-like weather, while braised and roasted meats and hearty stews are wonderful for the winter months.
For this past week, one might be in the mood for some soup. The Green Bay Hub (published by the Press-Gazette) has a story about several local spots for tasty meals that come by way of the bowl.
I've been touting Pho for awhile to people I know, and one story involves my dad. While visiting my parents in El Paso back in June, he was showing me all the changes around the east side of the Sun City and we came upon a Vietnamese restaurant.
My dad is a fan of "soup noodles" or any sort of Asian-inspired soup with, you guessed it, noodles, vegetables and a meat. The other night he told me on the phone he finally went and got himself a bowl of Pho. He raved about. The portion size was large enough so that he could get 2 meals out of it. My dad's also a fan of both cilantro and jalapenos. Both were plentiful in his meal.
So the next time you're looking to try something different from Campbell's or Progresso...check out a local restaurant that makes homemade soup. Better yet, give Pho a try.
Veteran's Day is coming up on Sunday and I've found a blog that actually reveals the important wine contributions made by veterans.
Several big name wineries have ties to our military heroes, and they are available in Wisconsin.
Don't just treat yourself this weekend to popping the cork on these wines, but also thank a veteran or two or ten for their service.
And let me personally thank ALL the veterans who've served the United States over the years, you are true heroes and am honored to personally know some of you!