This is not to say that I haven't been in the kitchen. I've made pots and pots of soup this past week. First, what to do with the poached chicken breasts I was going to make into a Mexican dish but didn't? Aha -- Thai coconut chicken soup!! I just happened to have a stalk of lemongrass in my fridge, a couple of cans of coconut milk, some mushrooms, and the staples in my house: cilantro,lime, red and green curry pastes,and nam pla or nuoc nam (Thai fish sauce). It was so fabulous I wished I had made a gallon of it. I used green curry paste.
Later in the week I decided I had better do something with the somewhat over-the-hill cauliflower I hadn't gotten around to using. This one was a no-brainer I found on my NY Times cooking app: Melissa Clark's lemony carrot cauliflower soup. I just finished the last of it. Delicious and low calorie.
Friday and Saturday I made two pots of vegetable bean soup. I just threw in everything else in the fridge and it was divine. Soups make easy meals when you have no time to cook because you are sorting and ironing you-know-what.
Thanks for your comments for the giveaway. The random number generator picked #2, so Sandy Ellison is the lucky winner. Will get the books out to her this week. I do have to say, however, that if you leave a comment and want to be included in the drawing for whatever it is, you must leave an email address. Otherwise, i can't get in touch with you. No email address, no goodies. I will have more books to part with next week.
Meantime, I have finished burning the midnight oil. Enough sorting/ironing for tonight!