Day 55

My apologies to all. I have been busy and have fallen behind with my reading. I will therefore be launching a reading campaign tonight, but comments may be short and banal. This isn’t too far from my normal standard, but I thought I’d get my apologies in first.

Same for the brown potato soup. It is not my best, but it is acceptable for someone working in the cold and requiring warmth and nourishment at mid-day. It is healthy and free of additives. It was, I confess, meant to be celery soup but having over-softened (burnt) the onions and added what seems to have been too much potato, the result is a reminder to look at more recipes. If at first you don’t succeed, rename the recipe. The plan was to add Stilton cheese, but I may wait until I produce a soup where you can taste the celery. No point throwing good ingredients after bad.

Tonight’s cauliflower was huge. I couldn’t cut steaks as it would have needed a machete, and I’m not sure we could manage a whole one. Not sure what we will be eating for the next few days (I’m back to a no menu/no clue situation) but I’m fairly sure it’s going to feature cauliflower.

Anyway, it’s time for the cheese sauce now, and a nice healthy meal of oven-roasted parsnips, carrots and leeks with cauliflower and cheese sauce. I’m resigned to, rather than enthusiastic about our new vegetarian lifestyle, but sometimes you have to do these things. It cheap, it’s healthy, it’s better for the planet, and it’s possibly more moral (I really don’t have a problem with killing animals to eat them). Whether it’s more fun, I wouldn’t like to say.


22 thoughts on “Day 55

  1. Lavinia Ross

    I am behind and catching up, but yesterday and today were not good days. I took a cat in on emergency yesterday, where she was diagnosed with left heart disease. The clinic kept her overnight and tried to stabilize her with various drugs, but she had a clot in one of her atria, and it moved this morning, lodging in a front leg. She was in pain, and could not survive outside the oxygen cage. She had to be put down this morning. It has not been a good day.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Yes, always been a favourite of mine, and more so now that I have discovered an easier way to make the sauce (just melt cheese and a drop of milk in the pan – so much easier than making a rux). πŸ™‚

  2. Clare Pooley

    I would find it very hard to give up meat completely. We don’t eat meat every day and I enjoy vegetarian meals but I would get extremely bored if I never ate meat.

  3. LA

    It’s funny. When I’m not cooking for my husband I totally eat veggies and maybe eggs. But I pretty much always order meat when I go out to eat

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        Yes. My favourite meal at the moment is vegetable stew with dumplings. It needs vegetables, water, flour, vegetarian suet and herbs or a stock cube. Almost as natural as is possible.

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