I’m sure the gals over at Home Ec 101 would tell you that the first rule of cooking is to create something nutritious and delicious for the folks you are serving.
But the truth is that the first rule of cooking is “Don’t kill the people you’re feeding with the food you’re feeding them.”
If I ever write a cookbook, mark my words, I’m making that rule number one. It’s especially important if you’re only feeding yourself, because if you kill yourself with your own cooking, there’s no one to call an ambulance.
I mention all this only to report that the homemade chicken soup I made for lunch (and will happily again eat for dinner) was fabulous.
I share the recipe with you here:
One diced chicken breast
One bag of frozen vegetables
One can of corn
One bag of black beans and rice
A dash of every seasoning in the cupboard
A couple of boullion cubes for flavor
Cook until you get done raking leaves onto your flowerbeds. Eat. Knock yourself over with how good and simple it was. Ponder why we even rake leaves. Decide, fuck it, even if we are all going to lose our jobs and have to move in with our parents…
Oh, hey, my parents rent! I could still keep my house by having my parents move in with me! Oh, heavenly day.
Where was I?
Oh, yes, even if we all are going to lose our jobs and have our parents move in with us to pay the bills, a girl is still going to need her own Kool-aid afghan and so, Merry Christmas to me, I’m going yarn shopping.