I finally got round to soup making. It was going to be roasted sweet potato soup, but as I lined up a group of hapless sweet potatoes, I noticed a bag of carrots lurking at the back of the veg rack. The trouble with my grocery ordering is that it can be a bit unadventurous and if, for instance, you get bored of carrots, but carry on ordering, you soon end up with a sorry-looking assortment. Add that to the bag of wrinkly ginger and my course of action became clear.
I now have a pan of carrot and ginger soup waiting for tomorrow’s lunch. and a pan of roasting vegetables, mostly carrots, in the oven. As a result of ill-advised handling of my stick blender I also have some new colours on the wall and on my jumper. Fortunately, it will wash. Luckily I had not added turmeric.
As I say, unadventurous.
In a moment I will be warming a few greens and making some gravy. It will be made using gravy granules as I am lazy and have no pride in my cookery. In an ideal world I would be wearing an apron and making gravy from scratch as a cheerful family gathered round. That is how gravy is so often portrayed. You don’t often see gravy adverts where a single man in a bedsit makes a pan of gravy, livens it up with a good slug of cheap vodka and sits down to eat amongst the dust, regrets and tortured memories of times with his family . . .
Julia says I am no loss to the world of advertising.
In actually started off in quite an upbeat mood and intended talking about poppies. I am going to serve up now and think about a second post.
Carrot and ginger soup sounds amazing. I am always shocked at how very sweet carrots are when I use them for soup. Oh, and by the way, “You don’t often see gravy adverts where a single man in a bedsit makes a pan of gravy, livens it up with a good slug of cheap vodka and sits down to eat amongst the dust, regrets and tortured memories of times with his family . . .” may be the best thing I have ever read. Bravo you.
You might like to read this link regarding carrots in wartime. 🙂
After your kind comments I now wonder if I should have tried advertising as a career . . . 🙂
I like the sound of the soup, too; and the look of the header dish – I hope the pies was good
The soup was excellent when we tried it – the roasting gave it a far better flavour than just using carrots, which can be very sweet.
Unfortunately that was aa library photo from a few years ago – I substituted cabbage for broccoli and sausages for pie. It was good, but not as good as the misleading photo. (See previous comments about a possible career in advertising – serving suggestion only). 🙂
I am sorry about your mood collapse. I suffered a similar downbeat moment tonight caused by an extremely uninspired curry. I think that your gravy granule advert might appeal to a lot of potential customers.
Sorry to hear that. Curry can be a bit like that though – I too have found it a source of sorrow from time to time.
I hope that you are blessed with interesting soup from now on.
Tricky . . . Interesting or edible?
Carrot and ginger soup sounds very good! The hapless sweet potatoes got a reprieve for now. 🙂
I roasted one last night. I am the Doom of Sweet Potatoes . . .
They are very good and so nutritious!
That is true. I am very fond of sweet potatoes.