Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Soul Food for Survival
Life is all but slow these days. You know, that darn job. The one I wanted so much. The one taking over my life.
I read a couple blog posts last night, looked at Jen's little books and wondered "how do people do it? how am I going to get creative time to survive?"
Standing under a hot shower last night, an answer came.
Chop, chop. Brown, brown. Roast, roast.
Earlier that day between sips of my morning coffee, I chopped and roasted veggies for a vegetable soup. After deciphering the instructions on my lamp timer, I set the slow cooker for four hours. Even though I had to resist lying down for a cap nap by the time I was ready to get out the door, it was worth it. I had energy at work, I made it to QiGong class, and the soup was delicious.
Mmmm. Depth and flavor.
Art of the Slow Cooker is my guide these days: a new book, a birthday book.
It may save me.