Yesterday, I wanted soup – really – really badly. I was feeling miserable sick and stuffed up with a balloon for a head and I figured that soup was the only way to go.
However – there was none in the cupboard . . .
So I decided to improvise!
I had some leftover roasted cauliflower in the fridge – so – I dumped that into some chicken stock. Since I was feeling under the weather – chicken stock seemed like a swell way to go. Next up, I added about a half a head of raw garlic in . . . not a clove, a head. I wanted a super-dose of garlic to kick my cold out. Then a little handful of barley, the rest of the baby arugula and a big dollop of chili-garlic sauce.
I was really betting on the garlic to set me straight. I was also kind of hedging that bet by adding the hot sauce – just in case.
I then let all of it simmer in a pot for about 20 minutes – to make sure that the garlic got nice and mushy – – – and then whamm-o! It was time to eat.
The end result was tasty and spicy and pretty much a grand success. The cauliflower had fallen apart into little bits, the garlic was proper and the heat was abundant. I ate and ate and ate and then ended up going to the doctor – because the stuffed head managed to get worse – somehow – instead of better.
Oh well! At least I got a nice bowl of experimenting with what is in the kitchen soup!
Do you experiment in your kitchen? Or are you more of a stick with a recipe type – or – maybe a stick with the bags of pre-made stuff that comes in the box from the store – or – last maybe – one of those that just has nice people who come to your house and give you your food all ready made?
I’m itching to know . . . Maybe you will let me know?? Uhm . . . maybe??