Me: I feel like crap
Chief Resident: well you're a doctor, diagnose yourself.
Me: I have some kind of virus and it's making me feel like crap.
Chief Resident: you probably need some chicken soup.
Me: my husband brought me some on call.
Chief Resident: well it's good to know he's helping to keep this residency running.
Seriously though, between my five years of medical training and his eleven, the only answer we came up with was chicken soup. And of course the unspoken day of rest which is not really an option. I also bought myself some superfood today, not because I actually think it will make me better, but because I don't let myself buy seven dollar juice unless I am sick and need a pick me up. Let's just hope tomorrow is a slow call so I can sleep at work.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
The other day I was in our garden admiring its bounty, and said to myself, "what can I make that can contain Anaheim peppers, jalapenos, and basil". then I answered myself and said, "soup". So I did make some soup. and it was delicious. here's what it had in it:
First I sauteed:
3-4 small yellow onions
2-3 cloves of garlic
in a few tablespoons of butter and some olive oil.
Then I added:
about 2 quarts of homemade chicken broth
I (very)roughly chopped up:
4 roma tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, seeded
1 orange bell pepper, seeded
4 small jalapenos, seeded
1 anaheim pepper, seeded
and added them to the broth mixture. I then added
1 handful of freshly picked basil
1 small can of tomato paste
Salt, pepper, turkish paprika, and some garlic powder.
I put it on super duper low heat and went to take a nap (it's what I do best these days). When I woke up, I tried a little magic food trick I read about from Julia Child- adding leftover cooked rice to a soup and then putting it in a blender to make it taste like there is cream in the soup when it's not there. so I added:
2 cups cooked leftover rice
and used my trusty hand blender to make all the soft vegetables and the rice together super creamy. And the rice trick worked like a charm. I got a creamy, spicy, delicious soup with a good pepper and basil flavor, and it was awesome. Especially with a dollop of plain yogurt on the top.
The only problem? I still haven't figured out a good way to use my immersion blender without leaving enough splatters behind to make the cooking area look like a crime scene.