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Cooking fail

Husband: "Nothing to eat nine at night...blah blah, grumble"

Me: "Well there is that chicken soup from last night. It did sort of solid up though-- but now you can hold it in your hand to eat it!"

Husband "Eww"

Me  "Well, it was sort of, you know, cartilaginous"

(Actually there is quite a lot of food. I went shopping today. I just did not make a giant meal today. He is having a chorizo sandwich now, he will not perish of hunger tonight.)


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Apr. 20th, 2013 10:58 am (UTC)
"Nothing to eat nine at night...blah blah, grumble"
ROFL! Yeah, I've heard that one... XD

Personally speaking, I approve of sold soup. My granny used to refer to it as "soup you can dance on" :)
Apr. 20th, 2013 12:41 pm (UTC)
I think I like your granny!

It is the sign of a homemade soup. I had several frozen chicken carcasses, left over from when we ate whole chicken. There was a lot of meat left on the bones. I threw everything in the pot, and fished the bones out later. Very simple.
Apr. 20th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yes! We often get a 'special' at the local market; every Thu. you can buy a "Five Buck Cluck", a rotisserie chicken. By Saturday or Sunday we have turned the remains into chicken soup!!
Apr. 20th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
These were two that I had popped in the freezer a long while back. I threw them in the pot together. I also had some orange sauce I made at Christmas. That went in too. (Husband kept encountering it in the freezer, sans label. I mean, I did not need a label, I knew what it was. But he called it 'the urine sample.') And I had some rosemary getting old, so that, and some salted fatback which I fished out later. That was about it. Only chicken mostly.

Sorry, did not mean to give whole recipe. Particularly as you do it yourself too-- anyway, hi. (waves)
Apr. 20th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
(Waves back!!) No problem! I usually fill it out with carrots, potatoes, celery and onion. Lol at "the urine sample"! I usually add chicken stock,too. My 'secret' ingredient is a tip from my MIL; a pinch of cinnamon!! It 'perks up" the flavor!!
Apr. 20th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yum! That sounds lovely! You're making me hungry :) I do like good home made soup. Partner makes excellent soup but as he is vegan, chicken soup is sadly off the menu!
Apr. 20th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
My granny actually worked as a cook at this castle, Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, when it was still a private estate. When she left the castle, she worked as a cook in the local school canteen. It was rather frowned on for married women to work at that time.
Apr. 20th, 2013 11:23 pm (UTC)
I think feeding people is a noble art. It is a deep down basic part of who we are. (I try to remind myself of that when I do not want to cook, does not always work.)

There is a kindly practicality to taking things and making them into food-- especially food that people will have a good time eating.

And feeding children lifts the thing to a whole other level. She must have done a lot of that over the years.

The castle is astonishing. i have never seen a real castle.

Edited at 2013-04-20 11:24 pm (UTC)
Apr. 21st, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
I think feeding people is a noble art. It is a deep down basic part of who we are.
I must try reminding myself of that too. I'm afraid I am not a very enthusiastic cook. I'm not a bad cook, but it's not something I particularly enjoy doing. My mother absolutely hated cooking and I'm afraid some of that has rubbed off on me.

The castle is astonishing. i have never seen a real castle.
We're certainly not short of castles in Scotland! I'm not sure Amhuinnsuidhe really counts as a real castle though. It was built in 1865 in the Scottish baronial style, so it's really just a big house pretending to be a 16th / 17th century castle!
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