Today was a slow one. Both of my children woke up looking still very tired even though I presumed they must have slept well as both went to sleep early and didn’t wake through the night. They did have a big day yesterday though.
The plan today, for me anyways was to make up some ‘feel good’ food. That for me is usually soup. I keep a ceramic bowl in our fridge which I keep an eye on and fill with any vegetables/fruit that need to be used up first. I had several tomatoes that were over ripe and just did not taste nice raw. Keeping tomatoes in mind, I opted to make a tomato based soup and tomato based pasta sauce.
I thought the soup tasted nice and there was no need to use any stock. I would have added garlic if we had some though. I had a feeling my youngest wouldn’t like it as he is not a tomato fan, but I thought maybe he might like this soup as he loves my sweet potato and carrot soup and both ingredients were in this soup. No, he was not a fan of this soup sadly. I ended up using his portion to add to the pasta sauce to add some more vegetables.
I used the rest of the over ripe tomatoes to make a pasta sauce. I stored half of it in the freezer to be used as a pizza sauce or to add to a lasagne for example down the track.
Whilst I was cooking in the kitchen, my children were watching a family movie on Netflix in another room. As a treat I tried to make popcorn on the stove top which I haven’t done before. We were given a popcorn making machine years ago, which I lazily have been using.
I managed to burn some of the popcorn kernels but most came out fine. I only missed the first part of the family movie but stayed and watched the rest with my children.
I only really spent about an hour in the kitchen this morning which had lunch and dinner mostly done. The rest of the day was ours to enjoy together.