Yesterday morning I was awake at my usual ungodly hour, sitting in bed, drinking coffee, reading a book, when I had a sudden urge to bake.
So I got up and puttered around the kitchen assembling ingredients, then baked a batch of Snickerdoodles. With craisins.
When the last few came out of the oven it was finally daylight, so I showered and dressed, then, still feeling the urge to cook something, I made pancakes for breakfast.
Then dragged out the Easi-Yo and started a tub of yoghurt.
I cleaned up all the dishes, put on a load of washing, and can you believe it? I still wanted to cook!
So I made pea and ham soup.
That's a soup that takes a long time, simmering until the split peas have disintegrated, then grated carrot and grated potatoes are added along with finely sliced celery, repeat the simmering until the potatoes have disintegrated.
Add a small slurp of worcestershire sauce, (Spring Gully make a gluten free one), and a larger slosh of tomato sauce. Simmer a bit longer to meld all the flavours.
With all the simmering and grating and stirring, finally I'd had enough of cooking.
But now I have enough soup for 4-5 serves, so that's plenty for the freezer, and I have two large containers of Snickerdoodles. With craisins.
And I have yoghurt to take to work for a snack before my shift starts!
I won't have to cook for days!
Well, except for breakfast. Porridge won't cook itself.
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