Italian Wedding Bell Soup

Services for Real Estate Pros with Casual Uncluttering LLC

Italian Wedding Bell Soup is ambrosial, one of the best soups ever simmered by humankind. Complex, toothsome, I've had it in restaurants where the balance of flavors and textures left me swooning at its perfection, and I cheerfully savor an overly-commercialized bowl from a  billion-dollar conglomerate because it tastes good.


Until that conglomerate stabbed me with a fork.  A friend of mine mistakenly bought me its spicy version. I didn't understand her when she said it was spicy. Spicy????????? Who in the world makes a spicy Italian Wedding Bell Soup? "OK," I thought, "must not know my Italian." Me, NYC kid, shopped Little Italy. Wouldn't know my Tortellini en Brodo from Cioppino (Technically, Cioppino is Italian-American, but based very closely on homeland customs and definitely a little zippy with red pepper.). Even after some back-and-forth "Are you sure, spicy might not be such a good idea," - explanation later - I didn't understand. So, ravenous, I tried to eat my cherished soup. Cordon Blech and fed the disposal.


Why am  I whining about soup? I'm recovering from unexpected surgery. Tiniest things make such a difference. That wasted can made it harder for me to feed myself.  I think only three mouthfuls made me sick: my recovery is so awful it's had to tell if anything is adding injury to insult. It was a disappointment when I didn't need a disappointment.


And why am I  writing about soup?  Many of my clients blame themselves for the soup stuff, the stuff they may not have control over, the stuff they have a right to react to but they believe they don't. And too many of my clients start to believe they only deserve the soup stuff. I don't have a magic formula to teach people how to stop doing that to themselves. But think about what I'm saying. Let the idea simmer.

Comments (11)

Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

Yum, sign me up.

Oct 28, 2023 02:02 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Dennis Neal Got me a can of the real stuff sitting on my counter now... Lauren

Oct 28, 2023 04:09 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Lauren - "toothsome" is a word that I rarely find while reading so seeing it would typically be smile-worthy.    Unfortunately, it is included here where you reveal you had recent surgery.  I hope you quickly see a full recovery.  Take care.   

Oct 28, 2023 02:12 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Michael Jacobs Thank you for your kindness, as always. The surgery cured something life-threatening, so I'll put up with a miserable recovery. 😁 Lauren

Oct 28, 2023 04:12 PM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

I hope you recover quickly.

Oct 28, 2023 02:14 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Dennis Neal Thank you! Lauren

Oct 28, 2023 04:13 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO  so where is the recipe??? I do hope you feel better 

Oct 28, 2023 02:29 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Hannah Williams LOL! I've never actually made it from scratch. Lauren

Oct 28, 2023 04:14 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO I hope your recovery starts to go better, and that you will soon being enjoying all the food you love to eat.

Oct 28, 2023 03:03 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

George Souto Thank you for your well-wishes!! Lauren

Oct 28, 2023 04:14 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO thank you for sharing a delicious Italian Wedding Bell Soup.

Oct 28, 2023 08:37 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

John Pusa If you mean the photo, it's allegedly ghoulash 😆Lauren

Oct 28, 2023 08:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO  hope your recovery is moving along I just made a wonderful soup and it is not spicey since Diane cannot have spicey food, Endre

Oct 28, 2023 10:51 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Endre Barath, Jr. My doctor is thrilled with my recovery so far. And YES, Italian Wedding Bell Soup is NOT spicy. The swill the company called Spicy Italian Wedding Bell Soup isn't even as good as a bad taco. Lauren

Oct 29, 2023 01:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

First of all and most importantly, I hope you are feeling a lot better and am glad you took care of a life-threatening problem.

Secondly, that must have been quite disappointing about the soup.

And finally, many people blame themselves for things they have no control over. And there is nothing wrong with stating unhappiness with "soup stuff" and then getting another can!

Oct 29, 2023 05:12 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Kat Palmiotti 


Thank you!!

Yes! It was one of the worst things I've ever tasted in my life. And I've eaten in NYC Chinatown restaurants where there was no English on the menu.


Oct 29, 2023 05:23 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Lauren,
I'm so glad your surgery fixed a life-threatening issue. While I was reading I got to wondering if the soup caused the trouble. LOL  I am glad to hear your recovery is going well.

Let's make 2024 the year we meet in person!

Oct 29, 2023 10:44 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Carol Williams I know exactly how to get to Wenatchee. Lauren

Oct 29, 2023 12:56 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I love this post - I think my husband loves Italizn wedding bell soup!  he is 100% Sicilian. 

Nov 26, 2023 06:28 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO

Lise Howe Can I admit I think this is one of my better posts in a while? Lauren

Nov 26, 2023 06:38 PM