Well, my time working with Glorious Soups is coming to an end. We started off talking about Glorious Adventures and it has definitely been that – We’ve talked about travelling around the world but over the past 6 months, The Costellos have done their own fair share of travelling with soup. Its not always been to exotic places but we have weathered the winter months with our trusty Thermos soup flask and discovered how versatile soup can be as an on-the-go snack!
Perhaps not the first place you would necessarily think of eating something warm and hearty but remember, some days we spend up to 6 hours by various poolsides – We’ve learnt to read, crochet,work and eat without being distracted.
Driving down the county
Every school holiday, Millie is training in Aldershot – For us that is a 4.5 hour journey on a Sunday and a 7 hour journey home on a Friday. That is a lot of service station stops and quite frankly, the cost adds up. Our trusty travel cup is great to an extent but drivers cannot live on coffee alone – so we’ve started taking soup!
Oh yes, we are definitely in that cycle of 2 hour parties every weekend. I don’t mind really, its lovely to see the reception kids getting to know each other and forming bonds. It quite often means we spend afternoons or even lunchtimes hanging around play areas and church halls. We’ve taken to disguising our soup in travel mugs and eating our lunch when we are there. Works best with the Skinnylicious Soups like New England Butternut Squash as everyone else just thinks you are drinking tea – until they catch a waft of the gorgeous smell and are instantly envious!
Being a devoted wife
Mr C has just started back at Open Water swimming – Luckily the weather has been kind to us so far, but the kids love to go and watch him. I’m hoping the novelty will wear off soon – Watching someone plough around a goose-poo filled lake isn’t that appealing but made so much better now I’ve discovered we can take a picnic with us.
I spent last Saturday in Birmingham – This year has seen me undertake so many more train journeys than usual which is what prompted me to write this post. Runcorn station’s cafe has had its fair share of pennies out of me this year, with coffee that often is cold before the train even arrives and sandwiches that are curlier than my hair. I’ve found the perfect solution by taking the soup flask and eating dinner on the go. Just remember though, if you are going in any high security buildings, you might need to empty your soup flask before entering – We went to the Olympic Aquatics park last week and no liquids were allowed in. Handy that I had left my soup at home on the work top then!
Kids Packed Lunches
Its about this time in the year that the ham or cheese sandwich combination seriously loses its appeal. I sometime substitute with pasta lunches but have started introducing soup for the older kids. I’m not quite brave enough for school packed lunches but for synchro camps, all day dance rehearsals and no doubt coming soon, GCSE booster classes, something warm is most welcoming.
So where do you eat soup? I’ve never thought of it as a portable food before but the possibilities are endless. Caravanning weekends, work events – I have visions of posting the most unusual places to eat soup – Who knows, Extreme Souping could become a thing!
Many Thanks to Glorious Soups for their support over the past 6 months – I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them and testing out their varied flavours.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post.