I was working up against a tight deadline yesterday so instead of worrying about having to make dinner, I pulled a large container from the freezer. That is the reason I make extra. Too bad I didn’t label the thing. Was it chicken stock for clam chowder? I hoped so. That was what I was in the mood to eat. Hmmm. No, it seemed more like maybe stew? Erm…it was frozen solid. *clink* No way to know.
You’d think by my age, I’d learn. But see, I always think, “Well, it will be obvious because what else would I put in this container?” Then by the time I fish the thing out of the freezer I’m thinking, “Oh, so this is where that container disappeared to. I wonder what is in it.”
It wasn’t thawing in time for lunch so I had to pull out some Chinese dumplings for lunch. By two, I was pretty sure it was beef stock with beef for soup. I could work with that. After I was relatively up-to-date on my project, I went outside and picked okra, a couple of tomatoes and dug around until I found some sweet potatoes. Those of you wondering about that giant sweet potato from the other day–it was DELICIOUS. Not pithy at all. We had sweet potato fries.
At any rate, I boiled up some barley and threw a bunch of veggies into a pot and we had beef barley soup. There’s even enough left for tomorrow. Good thing. I have more work to do!
Next time, I’m going to label the container. No, really!!!