100 days – Day 6
I made soup in the slow cooker on Friday evening and all day Saturday.
if I were to say that the recipe was “just out of my head”, you might think that it was made from mince! Actually, thinking back – when Helen and I got married in 1973, one of the first meals she prepared was “mince soup”. Even she agreed that it was pretty revolting.
No, this had chopped chicken breast, mushrooms, red peppers, leeks and onion – in a chicken stock with basil, roasted garlic, a spot of white wine and anything else that I could find in the fridge that hadn’t gone off.
In some Caribbean countries, pepperpot soup can last for months, if not years, as the cook adds extra ingredients on a daily basis to top it up.
One Soup – It ain’t the ganja; it’s the pepperpot!
I’ve done something the same but the added homemade meatballs (which disintegrated into mince!) and rice – to convert it into a sort of stew – have made me think how lucky I am that I no longer have to go out, being retired, and that there is almost instant access to the loo!
About meenisterAn ordained Church of Scotland Minister since 1974. Started off in Doune which is near Stirling, before moving to Trinidad for four years; on my return to Scotland, I was a rural minister in Perthshire and then was asked to become Minister at St.Michael's Inveresk where I spent eleven happy years. A short ministry in Guernsey followed and since 1999, I was a full time healthcare Chaplain in the town of Dumfries in SW Scotland, retiring from that post in December 2012. I started this blog on 6 May 2012, soon after my wife, Helen, was diagnosed with secondary cancer - it was a sort of diversion and still is, following her death on 16 June. I hope it shows that there is a lighter side to religion, that it's not gloom and doom and that we can sometimes laugh at ourselves in a self-effacing way. Some posts are, however, I hope provoking and food for thought.
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