It was cool and windy today so the potato soup was a big hit. I washed and cubed two big baking potatoes, skins on, added chopped celery and red onion and a quart and a half of homemade chicken broth, sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and a dash of ground chipotle chili pepper. It simmered for an hour or so, I used a slotted spoon to break up the potatoes and then let the liquid reduce for another half hour. When I took it off the burner I added several pats of butter, 1/4 cup of Half and Half, and three chopped green onions for garnish. It is amazing. Brad told me to be sure and remember how I made it, so I wrote it down here on my blog.
We each had a big bowl of soup and then finished off some fresh fruit, melon and strawberries, that was left over from a couple of days ago. I’m stuffed. He’s in the shower. The kitchen is clean and the dishwasher is loaded and set to come on after we go to bed. Beds are turned down, evening meds taken, nothing left for me to do but shower and get to bed at a reasonable hour.
We both needed the chiropractic adjustments this morning and ended up buying a few more things at Walmart on the way home. They had the Ziegenbock beer Brad likes and three 12-pack cartons of RC Cola so we are stocked up now.
I just finished reading book #11 of the Mitch Rapp series, Extreme Measures, and after my Kobo reader is charged I’ll start the next in the series, Pursuit of Honor. I haven’t done much knitting but I am enjoying reading. A lot. Sometimes I need to take a break from day to day life and chill out with a good book, or series of good books. I need to make an inventory of the Vince Flynn novels we have in our library so Brad can read them all, too. I’m purchasing them one at a time from Rakuten for my digital library and then archiving the books I’ve read. I’m pretty sure there are two or three books that we don’t have in paperback or hardback since we started reading them.
The first I heard of Vince Flynn was when I happened to see him on Fox News around 2009 being interviewed by Glenn Beck. I immediately bought his first book, Term Limits, and Brad and I were hooked on his style of writing. Then he started the Mitch Rapp series and we’ve loved every single book. The fact that Kyle Mills is able to carry on the series after Vince passed is a blessing. Thanks, Kyle!
I think I’ll be ready to start some gauge swatches tomorrow in between doing a few loads of laundry and reading. That will get me started on planning the summer sweater I want to knit. Got to get the math right, and math has never been my friend, so I have to take my time.
Right now it’s time to hit the shower and be ready for bed when Brad is. We’ve both been busy and pretty tired come bedtime. Have a blessed Wednesday night, ya’ll. Hope you had a good Hump Day.