Thursday, June 16, 2011

soup, ice cream, and Midnight in Paris

Got sidetracked and now it's after 1:am East Coast time.  Can I make this a quick but boring one? Dunno.

The nasty cold/cough is pretty much gone, thanks to the matzo ball soup I took out of the freezer and to which I added ginger, hot pepper, lemon grass, thai green curry paste, shrimp, coconut milk, lime, and fish sauce.
A miracle cure. The matzo balls must have helped, too. Jewish Thai chicken shrimp soup: how can you go wrong?

Had a good night's sleep for the first time in a week and that helped restore my body and my spirit.

Tonight, I started out to make vanilla ice cream but it ended up as coffee - and much too rich.  I will spare you the embarrassing details of what a mess I made en train, but the result looked pretty good. The flecks are ground coffee beans. I think I will go back to frozen yogurt, which I can eat without turning into a blimp with clogged arteries.
The ice cream debacle took place after I got home from dinner with Rosalie and Arthur and then the new Woody Allen movie.  It was fluffy, pretty, mindless, predictable, and entertaining. Overrated but just what I needed.  One of the reviews had said it was a postcard of Paris and that was a good description. OTOH - the premise of the film is a valid one.

Tomorrow I have to see if I can get my webcam to focus on my face and my hands for a webcast I am doing next Wednesday for C&T's Digital Lounge. Live! Oh good, another chance to make an idiot out of myself on web-tv. I'll post the time when I remember when it will be on.

Very late and tomorrow I have a 9:am appointment so I will sign off and see if I can be more witty with my next post.  don't bet on it!  To make up for this boring post, something to make you smile.


Eva said...

Thai Curry is medicine, I think so. Praised be that soup. Good that your cold is gone. A cold after frozen yoghurt -- what a coincidence...
Emma is a darling.

Rayna said...

Glad you're feeling better! Raynas doing things a bit differently, I find, so am glad, and not surprised, that you travel along a natural path much of the time.

with peace and love, rayna

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

I love that you cooking is as improvisational as your art work.
Both take experience and vision to achieve. Glad you are feeling better.

Debra Spincic said...

Good that the cold didn't last. They can be so pesky.

Gerrie said...

Wow, that was quite a recovery. I shall remember the culinary antibiotic next time I am in need.


Anonymous said...

Oh wow... love the sound of that soup! Curry, ginger and lemon grass will cure just about anything! Keep on taking good care of yourself.

Judy said...

What a cutie pie!! Do you think she'd prefer a younger man? If so, I've got just the one for her! LOL
We went to see Midnight in Paris last night - just the four of us in the theater - can you imagine? Like you, i was underwhelmed, but it was entertaining.

Glad you are feeling better!


Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Jewish Matzo Ball this idea. You seem to be knocking around the house very late: a kindred spirit!
Take care.

Cindy Cooksey said...

That must be your adorable granddaughter. Cute pic! I also saw that Woody Allen movie, and I feel exactly the same way about it. Overrated, but not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.

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