Project: Cooking thru my cookbooks or else…

Of course, most anything by Ree Drummond is delicious. I’ve made lots of her recipes and they are all good to excellent. I’d recommend any of her cookbooks. I know recently she lost a lot of weight and I’m not sure if she’s doing low fat or just keto or whatever but these are the two I have and they are both good with lots of cheese and fat. Just eat smaller portions.

But the book I’d recommend everyone buy is “Midnight Chicken”. The book starts with her trying to step in front of a bus but then she doesn’t. From there she describes her depression and how cooking saved her. It is a remarkable book and the recipes are straightforward just as she is. The ending is sad but not because of her. I also know she has published a book of poetry but I haven’t read it. Buying the book of course would help support her efforts but maybe she doesn’t need it anymore.

Finally, Kinfolk is a collaboration of food people. Most of the food isn’t anything I’d make but the stories are lovely. The photos are exceptional as well.

Simple Sunday

A nice morning walk and we were there by ourselves for the first two rounds. Then the lady who does the exercise group(3 in total) came and walked but we didn’t pass her as she walked in the same direction. She’s nice and we don’t mind her at all.

Then I did the bathroom zone in about 15 minutes. I wiped the shelves, did the mirrors and window, did the tub with Bar Keepers, toilet( which I do almost everyday anyway) and then the floor. B did the fan grate as it’s too hard for me to reach and get down.

He went out early with our daughter to get the rest of the fence wood. He said it was almost all gone so it was good they got it today. Sachi has been the primary fence builder and she is a great help.

It’s kind of a cloudy day and I feel unsettled with the political stuff going on. It just feels unfinished with trump. Maybe next week will start the impeachment which I feel is necessary ( or at least something is) to show him he can’t do this stuff without consequence. I can’t even imagine how terrifying that must have been for lawmakers plus it is the cornerstone of democracy.

Last night I made a lovely split pea soup. I didn’t take a picture but it was quite good. I made it in the crockpot instead of my Staub because I didn’t want to have to keep watching it. At the end before eating, I squeezed some lemon juice on the individual bowls and it really ‘livened’ it up.

Tonight, I plan on cooking roasted brussel sprouts and baked sweet potatoes and some sort of protein. I don’t have any tofu so maybe a beyond burger? I have some chicken for the carnivores which I will bake as well. I’ve been feeling like millet patties( the Ananda cookbook), so I may do that later in the week.

I’d highly recommend the cookbook “Midnight Chicken” . It’s much more than a cookbook as it starts out with her talking about her attempted suicide and then how cooking ‘saved ‘ her. It helped her out of a depression. Clinical depression is not something I’ve experienced but cooking is definitely therapy for me. She has lots of stories in each section. Worth supporting her by buying the book. I first saw it on one of my favorite bloggers in southern UK Tales from a Happy House. Her photos are stunning and I love reading about life in a different part of the world. So a big shout out to her as this was one of her Christmas presents and when I saw it , I just loved the title.