Oregon is notorious for rain. And rightly so! It rains in Oregon pretty much non-stop from October through June. But I’ve come to terms with it because it means we get all of this beautiful, green foliage and the summer months are fantastic. If you know me, you know I cannot cope with extreme heat or extreme cold, so Oregon is just right.
The bigger cities in Oregon, such as Portland and Eugene, reside in the valley of Oregon. Although the valley does get the almost year round downpour, one thing we don’t get a lot of is snow. I have had precious few snow days in my life, but the occasional storm does throw everyone into a tizzy. We really don’t know how to cope with extreme weather. The little bit of snow we do get comes in December, January, and February almost exclusively.
Yet somehow, we have had a decent amount of snow in March. What?! This is not how spring is supposed to happen. In fact, today is the second day of spring, but the sky decided to open up and dump six inches of snow on Eugene today.
The university closed for most of the day, so we actually get a for real snow day this year! So bizarre, but kind of fun. Only because I have groceries, though. And it had better not freakin’ last for more than a day. My poor balcony decorations can’t take it.
So, in honor of the bizarre weather, I decided to make a soup. Because nothing goes better than soup and snow.
But I didn’t take any pictures of the process. And I apologize for that. I hope you’ll forgive me- the snow has caused me to lose what marbles I had.
Enjoy this soup! It’s got chicken, corn, tomatoes, and eight types of beans! Navy, pinto, green lentils, split yellow peas, yellow eye steuben, black turtle, small red, and split green peas. Whew! That’s a lotta beans.