Skip to main content

One More Germ for the Road...

It seems my wonderful little charges have managed to infect me with one last flu bug for the school year. This is the lame reason I am giving for my shocking lack of posts this week. I have been trying not to miss any work this week because it's the end of the school year and things are a bit- umm....INSANE.

So tonight's dinner will be blamed on the combined influences of 1- Tylenol Cold and Flu, 2- Extreme Hunger that then turned to nausea as soon as I smelled the food cooking, 3- Creativity and 4- Necessity.

I had half a can of potato soup in the ice box. I ate the other half (almost) for dinner last night. I sauted 2 slices of bacon in a small saucepan and added about a quarter of a chopped onion. Then I threw in a handful of frozen white corn kernels. After they warmed up, I deglazed the pot with some white wine and let it cook out a couple of minutes. Then I slogged in the half a can of potato soup (it wasn't even a name brand- it was store brand). I brought it to a boil and turned it off.

I ate 3 bites and left the table. Dev seemed to enjoy it.

There is no pic because I'm sick and you will just have to deal with it! Maybe I'll recover this weekend in time to do some cooking. Worse case scenario I will be free after the 21st, so I know the cooking will pick up after then.

Until then, I will survive on cold medicine and hot green tea. If anyone has any amazing herbal remedies, please feel free to leave a comment!


Anonymous said…
Hmm - no magic wand here. I'd suggest a good belt of whiskey and as much sleep as you can get this weekend! Feel better :) Di

Popular posts from this blog

Carrot Cake!!!!!!

I made my very first ever from scratch homemade cake at 7,500 feet above sea level today. I have made many homemade cakes before, but that was back home in Savannah, which is practically 2 feet below sea level.

After many dismal failures (including box mixes) I have finally made a cake from scratch that turned out decent. No- better than decent. I think this is the best cake I've ever made. No joke.

It all started when my fried Emmy posted on her blog about receiving as a gift from her hubby, a copy of "The Joy of Cooking." By the way, you should go read her blog. She is nauseatingly multi-talented. She cooks and knits beautifully, as well as a bunch of other stuff I learn about every freakin' time I read her blog. So go over to her blog right now.

Anyhoo...she read the high altitude instructions and cranked out a beautiful red velvet cake that made me drool. After reading that, I decided it was time to stop being a wuss about baking at high altitude and try a…

Pork Posole- Instant Pot Version

I have a good friend at work who is from the Jalisco region of Mexico.  Lorenza grew up outside of Puerto Vallarta.  Recently, she has been educating me on where to find the best Hispanic products and food in the valley where we live.

Aside from ruining my ability to ever eat Mexican food in Rifle ever again, her teachings have made me rediscover my love of Mexican food- both dining out and making it at home.

My husband, Will, is battling a cold for the second time in a row- which was the only excuse I needed to get in the kitchen and whip up some posole.

In my opinion, posole is to Mexican mamas what chicken noodle soup is to American/Southern mamas... pure comfort.

I make absolutely no claims of authenticity, nor do I believe this is the best way to make it.  But it sure did hit the spot after a day of cleaning and craft projects!

Here’s the link to the recipe I used from a blog I read frequently called “Pressure Cooking Today.” I did not follow it exactly (big shock- I know) as I…

Day 1 of Summer 2018!

There are obviously many things to enjoy about summer. Cooking is one of my favorites. Making creative meals at a leisurely pace is a luxury that rarely occurs during the school year. 
This is my first leisurely breakfast creation of the summer. I had leftover roasted sweet potatoes, so I threw them in my trusty cast iron skillet with some rough-chopped red onion and breakfast sausage. Devin likes his eggs scrambled. I like my hash topped with a fried egg. Either way you go- it was a suitable First Breakfast of the Summer!