Sunday, May 29, 2022

650 AM Sunday


 Lukas is sleeping and I've got a second pot of soup on the stove. The first, made several hours ago, is safely stowed in the refrigerator and will provide three lunches this week. Someone asked how I could stand to eat soup when our weather is so hot. My answer is,  easily. I can make it ahead to re-heat, it is cheap and it is both filling and warm when I want a hot but not heavy repast. Additionally, since I purchased multiple packets of peas, lentils and a mix for minestrone, making weekly soups uses them and allows another way to use veg other than steaming or salad.

With inflation here above the national average and everything now expensive, I plan my meals down to the last crumb. I limit myself to $35 per week, sometimes a bit longer, for groceries which is the minimum necessary for delivery and try to vary meals so that boredom does not set in. My choices for this week include a frittata,  pasta with puttanesca and zucchini, an assortment of steamed veg and baked sweet potato and some veggie meatball sandwiches with mozzarella, along with the two soups.

Apart from this, I plan to attack pantry, closet and cabinets this week for a bit of a clear out if I can muster the energy, Sleep has been problematic and I am often up at 3 AM and napping in the afternoon. On several occasions, my intended nap became a sleep from which I awoke after 8PM to a cat asking for his dinner. That really messes with my body clock.

Since this is a long weekend for many, I will not have to get up early on Monday to get Lukas out the door for his fluid appointment. I hope for a peaceful day with no mass shootings, no escalation of foreign conflict. no political hyperbole and perhaps a chat with a friend...I know, I must be dreaming...

9 comments:

Boud said...

I agree with everything you said about soup. I love to have a supply in the freezer. Good food, not too heavy. Have a good day, with maybe a short nap.

Wilma said...

I love to make a big frittata and freeze some for later meals - a great way to use a big supply of fresh veg! We eat soup quite often too, which does seem odd for such a warm climate. But like you, we often want a hot, but not heavy, meal and have had our fill of salads.

Hope you and Lukas enjoy the long weekend.

Ms. Moon said...

Soup is always good. And there are the cold soups too- quite refreshing!

Elephant's Child said...

Snap. I made a very big pot of soup last night and plan to eat (and enjoy) it for days. I am very fond of frittata too.
How I wish you were not dreaming...

Martha said...

Soup is a favourite here, as well. I always have a good supply of them in our freezer. They are indeed filling and reasonably affordable. With the way everything is going up, these soups really help!

Steve Reed said...

I hope your Monday is proving to be peaceful!

The bike shed said...

I like to clear the kitchen cupboards from time to time. Aside from avoiding waste, there is an aesthetic to it too, a sort of clearing of the decks that feel good and cathartic. I do the same with the drawers of my writing desk only much more frequently!

Poppy Q said...

I love a good soup, but do avoid them in the summer. A sandwich or yoghurt and some fruit are my choice in the warmer months.

Wisewebwoman said...

How perfect is your stove?
And thanks for sharing your grocery cost sharing. I've tried to bring mine down as I too make soups which are nutritious and cheap but the costs of everything has soared. My bag of apples, for instance, doubled in price. There was a small increase in my pension but not enough to cope with this mad inflation.
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