Mama Diaries

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Soup Project

Last night, after I came home from work, my son came up to me and said, "Mama, we need to boil some potatoes."


I looked at the kid. "Boil potatoes? Why?"


"I have a school project that's due tomorrow, and I have to make Russian potato soup."


I couldn't imagine why in the world he'd have to make such a thing. "Okay. You need to back up. What kind of school project involves Russian potato soup?"


"I have to teach the class how to do something, and I wanted to teach them how to make that."


"Why couldn't you teach them how to write a program for video games? You know how to do that."


He frowned. "Because I'm Russian, and Russian potato soup is good."


Right.


"So, Bubba, do you know how to make Russian potato soup?"


He nodded. "It's all in my head." 


I thought I'd test that theory. "What are the ingredients?"


"Potatoes."


"And?"


The boy shrugged.  Just as I thought. He had no idea of how to make Russian potato soup.


I sighed and pulled out the ingredients, which he was very lucky that I happened to have. At ten o'clock at night, it might have been  a little tough to find a grocery store that was open.


"Okay, Bubba. Start peeling."


He took the peeler and attempted to do the job. He had no clue how to peel a potato. So I showed him. I ended up peeling the potatoes, because he claimed that the cast on his arm made it difficult. This may or may not be true, but I wasn't going to argue about it, because I just wanted to get it done.


I showed him how to make the soup.  When it was done, I asked him how he was going to get it to school and serve it.


He shrugged. "You'll figure it out."


Of course. Mamas always figure it out!



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    1. My son said it was a success. So I get the A+ !

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  2. What? He knows not how to peel a potato?

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    1. No. My daughter does, but my son never figured it out. I showed him, again. Hopefully he'll remember this time

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  3. I'm awe struck that he knows how to write a program for a video game but then kids now days are all about computer stuff.

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  4. It's always the mom's job, right? haha I hope the Russian potato soup gives him a good grade.

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    1. He said that clearly it was the best presentation. It got an A +. Mama rules!

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  5. I woulda let him flounder for that one. 10 o'clock at night! No, he would so be on his own.

    I remember that project. I taught the class how to fold a flag. Boring, but easy to demonstrate.

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    1. I never had to do a class project like this. It's an interesting concept, though.

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  6. Hi, dear Sherry!

    That Russian potato soup sounds mighty peeling to me. :) I predict that your son will become famous like Paul Newman and have his own food brand someday - "Bubba's Own." He will market 57 varieties of soup. Of course it will be up to you to do all the cooking behind the scenes. :)

    Happy Thursday, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Yes, I think you've got it all figured out. 57 soups. Wow. I'm going to be busy!

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  7. Children always leave it to us... lol... I remember the time I had to make rice for the class one time for oldest Andrea... for a project on food for a country... I hope his class liked it xox

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    1. I just hope my days of doing projects are over. My youngest is now out of elementary school. He should be able to do everything himself.

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  8. I think you get an A for that.

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  9. Ha ha, kids are funny with things like that! That's the strangest thing I've heard for wanting to share with the class, but at least he's unique and thinks outside the box, he'll go a long way!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. He does think outside of the box. I hope it takes him far in life.

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  10. Why was school never as much fun when I was there?

    I've tagged you on Pen and Paper should you wish to play along Sherry.

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    1. If your tag is still up, I'll check it out. Thanks!

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  11. Mama always has to figure out the hard stuff. Hope Bubba gives you the credit for all your hard work! I'm sure his class will love it.

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    1. I doubt Bubba gave me any credit, but I'm sure the teacher figured it out. His class did love it!

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  12. LOL! He can program video games but can't peel a potato. Kids today--ROFL! Leaving projects to the last minute--pretty normal over the ages, I think. ;)

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    1. Life sure is different! Both of my kids tend to leave projects to the last minute. I just don't understand!

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  13. Okay, I know what old Southern people call tator soup, but what is Russian potato soup?
    Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Russian potato soup is made with beef stock instead of milk. It resembles boiled potatoes in gravy when it's done.

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  14. You are such a good mom (I might have told him the nutrients are in the peel and skipped that process)

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    1. I don't think brown potatoes in a brown broth would have looked so good, though.

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  15. Moms take care of everything. Mmm, I love potatoes.

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  16. The soup sounds tasty! Sounds like it was a lot of work for you- moms really are the best. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Fortunately, it is not the most labor-intensive soup to make, but it still takes time to prepare everything.

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  17. Hahaha! That was witty of him! I've to try your Russian Potato Soup someday.......Have an awesome week! xoxo

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  18. "you'll figure it out" - well, at least he has faith in you.

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    1. I have lots of experience in figuring things out!

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