I love Sunday mornings. For the past five years I head out for the yoga studio to teach at 7AM. Since I am up before hubby and little man, I get the entire morning to myself. I love the quiet and stillness of Sunday mornings and even the roads and my yoga students seems more relaxed. Sundays are my slow down day.
This Sunday after teaching, we all decided to bundle up and take a walk to the part. It was cold and breezy but the sun warmed my skin. My little man is loving the park these days. It only is a block away from our house but it takes us at least half an hour to get there as he likes to stop and say hi to all the cars in the driveways and wave to all the flags on the houses.
I have noticed if I try to rush him or make him go my pace he gets upset and refuses to move. Normally during the week rushing to get to work we always have to go my pace and go go go. So, on these days, I slow down. I let him take his time and match his pace as he explores the world.
While the boys played leap frog and chase, I was busy snapping photos of them and soaking up the sun. I even played around with snapping some shadow yoga poses.
The slow pace of the day plus the crisp winter air made me hungry for something warm and nourishing. A soup that takes time to prepare and cook is the perfect pace for a day like Sunday. I decided to make a pot of Loaded Golden Potato Soup. This soup was so yummy that even my picky eater son gobbled up his entire bowl.
What's not to love? Bacon, cheese & the tang from the greek yogurt made this well balanced soup the perfect end to a slow paced day. Make sure to season the soup during each step. My husband says I am notorious for under salting the food and this time he didn't even reach for the salt shaker and told me a few times how good the soup was.
I hope you love the soup and make it on your next slow down day.