Saturday is that day of the week when I usually catch up on all the housework, get the fridge filled for the week ahead and have some social time with friends and family. There’s always a Saturday morning soak in the bath and some hobby time…. today will be sewing. If you like alliteration, my Saturday is just the thing - soup, soak, sew, socialise!
Clearing out the fridge and looking at what is left over is always good. A few sticks of celery, an odd carrot, maybe a few mushrooms just about to go beyond redemption, half a pepper. Quick wash, rough chop without any concern for uniform sizes and within minutes they get bunged into a pan (size determined by the amount of stuff I have chopped). A couple of stock cubes, maybe some curry powder, chilli or herbs, cover with water and simmer for an hour or two while I’m doing the chores, then whizz the hand blender through it. Delicious bowls of Saturday Soup are never quite the same two weeks running! I have to confess, I even deliberately overbuy veg sometimes so that there can be a huge pot used and Saturday soup will last for days afterwards. Today I even have a chicken carcass so will have the luxury of homemade stock.
So what does Saturday Soup have to do with resilience?
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