My new favorite soup is this Northern Italian Spinach and Cornmeal Soup from an old Vegetarian Times cookbook. This fall, I was looking for a new, quick, easy soup recipe and rediscovered the soup section in that particular cookbook. It was a hit and quite yummy to boot, so it’s now in the repertoire. At least until we burn out on it.
I’m not sure if it was the end of the holidays and the return to regular life, or the flat out catharticism of my last post or a combination of the two, but I had the most productive weekend I’ve had in I don’t know how long. Christmas got taken down. The house got clean. I made some super yummy pizza with my own dough. I cleaned out and purged Christmas decorations that hadn’t made it out in a few years. The attic corner in which they live in got cleaned out and reorganized. Edie’s birthday party got planned. Laundry got caught up. The “happy corner” got cleaned up and reorganized and I even purged stuff there too. AND I fixed the torn loop on the laundry bag in our room. I pulled out all the best stops in my procrastination bag in getting it all done – long, hot baths were had and naps were taken. The only thing I totally slacked on was Sunday night dinner. Which is where the spinach & cornmeal soup comes in. I really wasn’t in the mood to cook, so I made that instead. I love that there is NO chopping involved in that soup. Just my handy garlic press that I swear by.
I started making a list of projects I want to accomplish as well. I’m slowly but surely crawling out of my head and back into real life. It feels so good, I can’t even begin to tell you.