Still in constant pain, still sleeping almost more hours than I’m awake, but I did manage to make chicken soup with a fowl I found in Market Basket. Love that store. Haven’t seen a fowl in years. Why a fowl, you may ask? Old chicken, tons more flavor, just needs long slow simmering. Yum. Chicken soup is easy. Large pot, chicken, water, onion, celery, carrots, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf, garlic. Bring to boil slowly, skimming, then simmer low a couple of hours depending on size of bird. Set bird aside, strain broth, chill and defat. Debone bird. That’s it. I did not debone the bird. I barely had enough strength left to cover it and put it and the broth in the frig.edit: Parsley. I forgot Parsley. Fresh, if possible.
You can use the meat for salad, add it back to broth, sandwiches, whatever. Add noodles, chopped veg, whatever to the broth for soup. Or just drink it hot. Tasty.
After a few miserable days spent wishing I had someone to HELP, I rallied and determined to do it myself. Unloaded dishwasher, spent some recovery time with laptop, reloaded dishwasher, repeat laptop time, cleared a counter, laptop, moved toaster oven, laptop…Then my mouse died. Not the battery, the mouse. Found a corded one in my stash, but it only clicks, won’t move the cursor. So need a new mouse. Thus typing this one-fingered on my phone while laying on the couch with Gertrude sitting on me. Fun times. Well, okay times, anyway.
It’s 2017. Let’s hope this year is better than last
Here’s Gertrude. Just pretend you don’t see the disaster my flat is right now. Thank you.