The other week I had my friend over for dinner. I knew her boyfriend was out of town and I was throwing together some soup. I figured she may want some company so I invited her up even though I knew dinner wasn’t anything special. It was bean and barley soup but I hadn’t really planned on making it. I just threw some onion, barley and carrots in some stock and it was fine. We all gave it a 6/10. It was definitely edible but nothing special. In the end, it really didn’t satisfy my craving for good bean and barley soup, so I decided to make it again with intention this time.