I really, really want to finish my blog post before my dear husband Steven arrives home from work. Alas, I did not write anything while at work today. I worked on anacrostic puzzles in a puzzle book I really should have left at home. In my defense, I LOVE anacrostic puzzles! And doing puzzles is good for your brain. Surely my brain needs all the help it can get.
The sad thing is, I’m really supposed to be figuring something out for dinner, not typing in a blog post. I’m hungry. Steven will be hungry. There is food in the house, but I fear it requires work. Unless we just heat up the beef soup I made yesterday. Ah, I know, a few words about the soup will serve for today’s blog post.
We recently purchased a lovely roast that was on sale. I can’t remember what cut it was, but it was substantial. It went into the freezer to await cooking. Then last Sunday (that is, a week ago yesterday), I discovered the few carrots I had left had gotten kind of… not crunchy. I thought they were still good, they just didn’t look as if they would be good raw, which is pretty much the only way I like carrots. However, one does what one must, in this case, cook the damn carrots.
A day or two later, I put the carrots in the crock pot with the beef, half an onion, Worcestershire sauce and water. I had to add water, because the beef had not thawed in the refrigerator. How delightful it was to arrive home that evening to the smell of roasting beef. It made a fine supper. I even ate some of the carrots.
Steven saved all the drippings, which were considerable due to the water I had added. I said I would use it to make beef soup, which I did on Sunday. There really wasn’t much to that recipe. I chopped two potatoes and put them on the boil. Then I put the liquid, onions and carrots in a pot on the stove. I chopped up a goodly amount of the beef to add. When it was boiling, I added some frozen green beans for good measure. When the potatoes were done, they went into the pot too.
We ate it with slices of Heidelberg French Peasant bread, my new favorite (edging out sourdough). It was a fine dinner for a cold day such as Sunday. Today is a cold day too. I wonder how Steven will feel about leftovers.
In any case, this concludes my blog post. Can we consider it a Monday Mental Meanderings or should I start a new feature: Menu Monday? Any thoughts?