Married to the Empire

Monday, August 6, 2007

Comfort Food in Times of Sickness

A dear friend had surgery this morning, so I made dinner for her and her husband. For a previous surgery she'd had a few years ago, I'd made vegetable soup for them, so she requested it again. It's wonderful sick food. In fact, whenever I start to come down with something, I make a huge pot of it. That accomplishes two things: I won't have to cook again for a few nights while I'm feeling lousy, and it ensures that I have healthy food to eat while sick.

In addition to the soup, I made my favorite yeast rolls.

I generally am not a fan of baking, but for some reason, I really enjoy the process of making bread. Part of it stems from having really good tools. I have a marble pastry board, and I love it! The surface stays cool, which is a necessity for working with dough. My pastry scraper is also a tremendous help. I can use it to cut dough, as well as scrape dough from the board.

Throw in a music CD or an audio book, and baking becomes a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

1 comment:

Jen said...

My husband's homemade chicken noodle soup is my 'feel better' soup. He makes a huge stock pot of all the goodness and a second pot for the noodles as he needs them (the noodles don't get too soggy this way). We freeze what is left over, that's not much after the kids have a go at it, and make more noodles as we go. Yummy. Great! Now, I am hungry! LOL! I hope your friend's surgery goes well.