The Cold-Front in El Paso Is the Perfect Time to Eat Caldo
The temperature in El Paso lately changes so drastically from one day to the next. But people who have grown up here are not surprised and used to the bi-polar weather we come across.
This is the kind of weather most families take advantage of busting out the huge pots to make caldo (soup) in. If you're the type that needs the weather to be chilly in order to eat soup you can finally rejoice. But I especially love eating hot soup and drinking hot teas when it is a cold day like today.
Well, I am looking forward to having some soup later this evening. Normally, I prefer eating caldo de pollo (chicken soup) and not out of a can. I like the kind that is chicken thighs and legs boiled with tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and cilantro. But it has been a long time since I have enjoyed albondigas soup. The last time I had albondigas soup was sometime last year.
Everyone has their own preference for what their favorite type of soup they enjoy eating in weather like this. There are all sorts of soups that Hispanic families enjoy eating during this kind of weather. Those soups are caldo de res, caldo de pollo (chicken soup), posole, albondigas, tortilla soup, and Menudo.
If you're also planning on making or ordering some soup for dinner, which are you going with? I am curious about which soup most El Pasoans would go for during this cold-front we're having. Pick the soup you're planning on enjoying today in the poll below.