I need a break. No, not a Ross and Rachel break…but a vacation break. In case you didn’t know, it’s hot as hell in Florida and I want to go somewhere cold. Thanksgiving was spent in shorts with 87 degree weather. Most of the time I love living in Florida, but for the last few weeks I do a Cold Front Dance before bed, which may or may not involve weird music, chants, and a scene similar to the movie The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Betty White. My Cold Front Dance has yet to work, so I keep dreaming of taking a mini vacation to somewhere with mountains and cold air. But then the problem becomes, where do I go for cooler weather? Christmas will be here before you can blink in 26 days and I can’t go spending all our gift giving money on running away to where they have mountains. So instead I made this soup, turned down the air conditioning and put a fake log fire on my computer screen as I ate. And if you closed your eyes really tight, and drank a whole lot of wine, it ALMOST felt like fall. Almost.