I make my blog post while waiting for the water to boil. I am daringly making my cooking post before I actually taste what I am cooking. I’m just taking it for granted that will be OK. Have I ever steered me wrong? Well, not with cooking, at any rate.
Steven called me at work and suggested soup for dinner. He said there was sausage in the freezer. I asked if we had a can of diced tomatoes. I undertook to come up with something with what we have on hand.
I started, as I often do, with chopping an onion and putting it on to cook. Since this will be soup, I put it in a pot instead of the cast iron frying pan. As another innovation, I used a can of beer instead of olive or canola oil. I figure if you can cook stuff in wine, why not beer? For another reason, I got a case of Hamm’s for The Tempest cast party (get it? Actors are hams!) and it did not all get drunk. While the onions cooked, I peeled and crushed some garlic, then set the timer for 15 minutes (remember? So it can reach its full cancer-fighting potential).
Then I put a load of laundry in. I don’t usually believe in multi-tasking, but sometimes you can get away with it (running to check the soup as soon as I typed that).
After a while, I added sausage. When that was nearly cooked, I put in the can of diced tomatoes and some water. Once it was boiling, I put in some frozen spinach and spices. Basil, oregano, parsley and Salt-Free All Purpose Seasoning from the So Sweet Candy Cafe (just to plug them again). Then I put on water for Ditalini pasta. The water boiled and I put in the pasta when I ran out to check the soup just now.
I make bold to hit publish before eating the soup, because I took a sip when I stirred it just now, and yum.
Hope to see you all on Lame Post Friday.