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Food to Soothe the Soul- Tomato Bisque

I had one heck of a Monday today.  The one bright spot in an otherwise stressful day was lunch. 

Every Monday in the office where I'm lucky enough to work, we eat lunch together.  Since the weather has turned cold, we have started a soup rotation.  It was my week to provide the soup- so I chose this one.  Another of my co-workers brought a griddle and all the stuff to make grilled cheese sandwiches.  Seriously- best work lunch ever!

I used this recipe from a blog called "Ministry of Curry."  I have to say it was delicious.  The only suggestion from the office ladies was a pinch of red pepper flakes to give it a little zing.

I used the canned tomato option instead of the fresh tomatoes- mostly because cans were easier to deal with at work than skinning and seeding the real thing.  I followed the recipe exactly and doubled it.

Shepherds Pie

Firstly, I think it's fortunate that I don't do blog posts to qualify for photography awards.  Cuz this pic is awful.  In my defense, what I was trying to capture was the thick, bubbly ooziness on the front edge of the pie.  I think I missed the mark, but Dev and I were so hungry by the time this thing came out of the oven, a photoshoot WAS NOT going to happen.

I'm going to carry on with the recipe and blather on about it afterward.  I truly hate having to scroll through 1500 words of description, then 52 photos of the prep and final presentation.

Shepherds Pie

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground lamb (could also be stew pieces)
1 small onion, diced- don't be particular
2 large carrots, diced- again, just get it done
1 bottle of Guinness (other stouts would do- but why would you use anything else??)
1 tablespoon beef base- I use "Better Than Bouillion" because I can get it at the store
1 small can tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespo…

Supper For One!

So Devin went to help his mom unload a pallet of pellets this weekend. I got home late yesterday from a quick trip to Denver- so I have the house to myself for the weekend.

The most exciting part is getting to eat everything he hates while he’s gone! Here’s what I came up with for supper tonight. Here’s the link to the recipe I based this on. It’s a Katy Lee recipe from FoodTV.

Brown Sugar Spiced Salmon

1 salmon fillet- dried with a paper towel
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon of chili powder (I used arbol)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cover a cookie sheet with foil. I brushed a little bit of olive oil around on it to keep the fish from sticking. You could use butter too. I patted the salmon dry with a paper towel, then put the fillet skin side down on the foil covered sheet.

In a small bowl mix the rest of the ingredients and pat the mixture on top of the fish. Put it in the oven for 10 minutes. Serve immediatel…