After doing a little post Christmas returning/exchanging at Friendly Center mall, my family made a quick stop at the nearby Whole Foods to grab a couple of last minute things for this outstanding black bean soup recipe that I will tell you more about on Friday. Post Christmas returns/exchanges took much longer than anticipated, so lucky for us, Whole Foods saved Jeff and I from a hungry toddler meltdown with some samples. As a side note, nothing delights my child more than a food sample. I really do think that I could present to her the options of going to Disney World or going to Costco on a Saturday when the samples abound and she would undoubtedly choose Costco. Perhaps I should begin serving her meals at home on a doily-adorned tray with toothpicks standing up from each food nibble as a means to encourage her to try more foods.