I rarely spend time cooking or baking – clearly I am busy with other activities! But I have a wonderful chef in my house who makes us dinner on a daily basis. And I spent a lot of time cooking and baking as a child and teenager. I was in a few bake-offs and contests for fun. There really was not much else to do. So once I got past all the basics, made homemade bread, pie crusts, meals, etc – I was pretty much done. But once in awhile I get inspired.
First, the Yarn Harlot posted an emergency soup that sounded delicious. So I made that for my lunch today. And it is beyond delicious – I cannot even explain it. Used a potato masher instead of an immersion blender and chicken broth instead of vegetable stock. Thank you to her for introducing me to leeks – where have I been? What a great substitute for onions. And my photo looks just like hers:
Then later today I am attending a cookie exchange among my scrapbooking friends. Of course I had to make my favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Five dozen total! Cannot wait to try everyone else’s cookies.
And since I had so many leftover potatoes from the soup, I decided to make these potato chips. I used ground white pepper and onion powder for the seasoning. I think it still counts for cooking even though it mainly involved the microwave. Now you know my standards.
And after all of those delicious comfort foods, I should probably make a salad. Nah. I will have sorts of crafty things to post over the next few weeks with Christmas approaching!