Cooking therapy

Cooking is almost always therapeutic for me. Today, I must have needed a lot of therapy, ’cause I did a load of cookin’. I started making bean soup first thing this morning. Then a big breakfast of cheese grits, scrambled eggs, sausage, and blueberry bread. Today I have also made:

A double recipe of chicken salad
A double recipe of chopped chicken livers (some from a neighbor)
A double recipe of homemade blue cheese dressing (with a great American blue from Costco)

And for dinner tonight, baked chicken, mushroom risotto, stir fried bok choy – crap, I forgot to bake something delicious for dessert. Maybe a trip to the Dairy Queen is in order.

The pretty blue pot

Many thanks to my dear MIL and FIL for the Christmas gift certificate to Bed, Bath and Beyond. I’ve been there several times, but could never make up my mind. Until last night, that is, when I realized I would only be happy when I bought the pretty French cast iron pot I really wanted. I had never heard of Fontignac before, but they are really made in France, the company has been in business almost 100 years, and it is half the price of Le Creuset. So this morning I pressed it into service as soon as I woke up, and it now holds an utterly delicious pot of bean soup, thanks to Costco’s gourmet bean blend.