Soup!

Oct. 26th, 2010 10:37 pm
barometry: text: When setting off on an expoitition, be sure to bring provisions. Or at the very least, things to eat. ([milne] provisions)
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The list of things I Really Must Do Very Soon is growing daily, especially what with [livejournal.com profile] tartary_lamb coming to visit soon (so exciting!).

Despite this, I only managed the following today, due in part to the 7 hours I spent in class:

(1) Knit a bit less than 1/3 of a scarf I'm hoping to give my brother for Christmas. (7 hours in class are good for something.)

(2) Find out that a postdoc I was hoping to apply for, I can't apply for after all.

(3) Make soup.

I was hoping to do some writing after I got home, but it's increasingly clear to me that this is not going to happen. So instead I am going to give you all a recipe for soup, which I sort of made up as I went along but which turned out pretty well.

It's that time of the year where I find it necessary to focus on my concrete accomplishments.

Chicken Quinoa Soup, with Curry:

1. Chop 1 small onion, 2 small carrots, and 2 sticks celery. Mince one large clove garlic.

3. Heat ~2 tbsp olive oil in pot. Saute all the vegetables for a while. When they seem softish, add about 1 tbsp curry powder.

4. While the other vegetables continue to cook, chop one medium potato up.

5. Add the potato to the vegetables, and add enough chicken stock to cover (probably at least 4 cups, I probably added 6). Add 1.5 cups of quinoa to cook along with the potatoes, and simmer for 15 minutes.

6. Meanwhile poach a chicken breast in about 2 cups more chicken stock. When it's done (about 10 minutes later?) take the chicken breast out, wait for it to cool enough to handle, and shred the meat. Add the chicken and the poaching liquid to the rest of the soup.

I have only recently realized that soup is actually very easy to make. Since I really like soup, especially this kind of vegetable-based soup, this realization has improved my life considerably.

It turns out that 'contemplating my inevitable unemployment' is too long to fit in dreamwidth's mood box.
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