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Tuesday:) Tough Times Call For Some Serious Cookin’

15 Apr

“When the going gets tough, the tough start cookin’ up a storm.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I’ve been in a crazy cooped-up quarantined deep funk. The only thing that helps me cope with such a dilemma is cooking and baking. I haven’t had much of an appetite despite all the wonderful tempting posts of delicious dinners by friends on Facebook.

It finally occurred to me that the only reason I enjoyed food was when it was shared with friends and family. I miss my lunches with the girls, and the potlucks at the dance every Monday, and the feasts with my senior artist friends, and the dinners with the gang, and making brownies and cupcakes for my firemen. It’s the sharing.

So, today I decided to do some cooking. Maybe it would cheer me up. My neighbor Allison gave me some leftover ham on Sunday. I decided to make some “everything but the kitchen sink soup.”

I took out all the remaining vegetables I had in the fridge, a bag of frozen cauliflower and broccoli from the deep recesses of the freezer, and then I sliced and diced, added a few cans of beans and broth. It simmered for hours and the house smells yummy.

Well, the soup needed something special to go along with it. I remembered my friend Lynne had a wonderful recipe for cornbread that used creamed corn, sour cream, butter, eggs, and green chiles. What’s not to Like? Perfect!

I sat in front of the TV, and enjoyed my quarantined culinary extravaganza.

Now, what to do with all the leftovers?