I have done very little this weekend other than to do the usual chores, attempt to tidy the spare room, do some personal admin and read.
Mostly, I read about Reinhold Messner being stuck on a mountain. Well, 14 mountains. All of these 14 stories seemed to involve storms, snow, ice, hypothermia, frostbite, and people generally being cold.
So, when I woke up this morning to an invitation to go for a walk in the countryside and my phone told me that is was currently -5C outside, I knew what I had to do:
Decline the invite and make soup.
The soup is nothing special, but it tastes great and is pure comfort food.
I obviously made enough to freeze in batches for quick dinners later.
What's in it? - Mostly things I found in the fridge/kitchen:
- celery stalks
- green beans
- veggie chunks (I love them. I know that some people don't like them. That's ok. Use whatever you want. Chicken would probably also work well ...)
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- vegetable stock
- smoked chipotle peppers
- slices of lemon ... this was a last-minute decision. Lemon works well in solyanka, so I thought it would work in this.