After a day off my feet it is feeling much better. And it isn't a new injury, it is just a tweaking of an old one.
Since I needed to eat, I figured out something that takes only a little effort and more importantly could be done without spending too much time in an upright position.
Today I made vegetable stock.
I know most people think making stock is a big involved affair but it is, in reality, very easy.
I included the following veggies:
1 onion, quartered
3 garlic cloves
1 handful of green beans
2 stalks of celery
1 ear of corn, cut in half
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. of thyme
1/4 tsp. of rosemary
Salt and black pepper to taste
All of this went into my dutch oven and I added a gallon or so of water. I brought it up to a boil, turned down the heat to let it simmer and I went back to lying on the couch for the next couple of hours.
When the water had reduced by about half, I turned off the heat and let it cool.
Then I fished out the veggies and threw away the bay leaf.
I strained the remaining liquid in the pot through some cheese cloth.
At this point many people throw out the veggies, but that seems like such a waste to me.
Yes, the vegetables are way too mushy to enjoy straight so I puree them into a thick soup using some of the strained stock.
|Pureed veggie soup with a garnish of cherry tomatoes.|
|An extra dash of pepper on top.|
There was enough left over for three more meals. I ladled the extra soup into plastic bags and into the freezer they went.
It is back to the couch for me. Night, all!