Yesterday was a good soup day. It was cold and a little snowy, and most of all it was the day I won (for the second time in three years) the local church's soup cook-off.
This year it was lasagna soup with three kinds of cheese --ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella. The key to winning, I have discovered, is cheese. If you make a soup -no matter how mediocre- with cheese, you can win. (Provided no other soups have out-cheesed you.)