Friday, November 21

one pot...

these past several days have been a blur of running back and forth between sick kids , cooking and cleaning while blowing my nose and drinking emergen c fizzy packets in juice. So far so's not getting me down. LOL It's been a bit bumpy of a ride with me not feeling well enough to venture out of the house and not having some of the staples for sore throats other than chamomile tea, honey and popsicles.
Tessa had two molars pulled on Tuesday (the day the rest of the kids illness really hit) so everyone really needed soft foods to eat that would nourish their bodies too.
A friend had just dropped off a box of slightly bruised apples Wednesday morning so I set to making some fresh applesauce for my kiddos. It has been a long time since I have made homemade applesauce but it was soothing to peel apples and smell the cinnamony-good aroma waft through the house.
I cannot remember exactly where this particular pot came from but I think it decided to stay with the house when Andy and I bought it from my Mom when we were newly married (over 17 years ago). It has no handles...just two screws that stick out a bit where the handles used to be. The pot is thick and heavy though and has cooked more meals than I can count.
Later the same day the same pot cooked us up a pot of hamburger vegetable soup. It was just what our bodies needed...tomatoey-beef broth, hamburger and veggies with a roll to dunk in it.
Aliss and Hannah have set up beds (dismantled couch cushions, blankets and pillows) along the floor in the family room in front of the wood stove. Just the perfect place to get well if you ask me. :o)

Hope you all are well!


cyndyava said...

You inspire me with every post! I love to read what you and your wonderful family are up to. Actually, I love the cooking and sewing posts the most!!! I always feel like I want to go cook what you are cooking because it always looks delicious. So, I've got applesauce bubbling in the slow cooker. My girl is sick with a terrible stomach flu. Oh, so yucky!!!
You caught my interest with the hamburger/vegetable soup. This was a favorite of mine when I was a child and still is. I always bought the can. Campbells!
Is this homemade? If so, would you mind passing on the recipe?
Thanks so much. Hope everyone is on the mend at your place!

Anonymous said...

Lori is such a lovely home maker. I'm enjoying all your posts as well. :o)

I'm sorry you all caught a bug!