I know the words "homemade" and "Panera" are not two words that would ever ordinarily go together. But that was before the entrance of Cydney in our lives. Through a set of circumstances that can only be called bizarre (that's me quoting Cydney's blog), Cydney has come to be a close friend of our family and comes over for game night once every few weeks, usually bringing dinner to give me the night off kitchen duty. Last week she brought her version of Panera's broccoli cheddar soup, which is Oliver's favorite. Somehow, she found Panera's recipe online and made the prudent decision to substitute real Wisconsin cheddar for the Velveeta called for, and adding a dash of nutmeg which is nothing less than an awesome addition to the broccoli/cheddar combo.
Bowls were downed, baguette disappeared and we cleared the table for a raucous game of Pictionary, Jr., the drawings from which are nothing short of inspired ("mirror!" "toilet!" "washcloth!")