For once I didn't spend my Saturday running around doing errands, working out, and shopping. Or, maybe I just didn't spend ALL day shopping? While I did head to the farmer's market, picked up some cute shoes from Lands' End at the Sears Outlet, and went to the gym, I didn't feel stressed out by all the other things that need done around the house. I just let it all go. WIN!
recipe I found on Yum Universe.
I threw in two red bell peppers, a tired-looking leek, two small potatoes, a mini yellow squash and mini zucchini, okra, a handful of parsley, and a few green beans. I let it simmer for two whole hours and actually ended up with something that tasted good and looked like it was supposed to! I once tried to make chicken stock and it was kind of a fail.
I took the recipe suggestion of pureeing the boiled leftovers and was rewarded with a lovely end result. I was planning on making chana masala this weekend (another first), and instead of using tomatoes, I'm going to spice up this puree with various Indian spices to mix with my chickpeas.
I also made some walnut-basil pesto, chopped up various veggies for easy consumption/usage, and just roasted and simmered a vat of green zebra tomatoes (my favorite!) to make tomato soup. Yes, it's after 9PM, but if I don't do it now, it won't get done tomorrow.
I know I've been MIA for a LOOOOONG time. I don't know how other bloggers have lives, read other blogs, AND are still able to maintain their own sites. I think about blogging often, but then I get sidetracked living vicariously through other bloggers. I'm going to try and be better about it this time around, but I make no promises! My posts will be about food, exercise, life, cats, and of course...SHOPPING!