I Felt Weird so I cooked - 24

This morning I started feeling weird.  Kind of restless, not knowing what I wanted to do.  I allowed myself to sit with it and tapped on feeling odd.  It wasn't a scary type of feeling like something was wrong, just uncomfortable.   It could have been because hubby was outside trimming bushes and a part of me felt like I "should" be out there helping him, although he didn't ask me to.  Before we moved, as we were discussing where we wanted to live, I told him that I did not want to be doing yard work.   I started feeling a tad better when he was finished.  After nearly  61 years of marriage and me having tried to be the "best wife", it is still a bit difficult to be doing my thing while he is doing stuff that might need help.  Being raised in the 40s and 50s I learned well the duties of a good wife. But I'll leave that for another blog.  


1940s housewife





What was I feeling?  Why so restless?  I didn't want to go out, I knew I "shouldn't" sit at my computer all day scrolling Facebook and playing games.  I wandered around the house aimlessly until I reached the kitchen.  Ah, soup!  I love soup and could eat it 4 times a week at least.   I had the ingredients.  First I cooked hard boiled eggs in my Instant Pot.  10 eggs in 5 minutes, quick release five minute natural release, then plunge them into cold water with ice.  They peel so easily too.

While the eggs were building up the pressure,  I chopped onions, garlic, celery and cabbage.  Then cleaned out the Instant Pot bowl and dried it. Then I put it on saute and added some butter and olive oil.  As it was heating, I chopped up a lot of zucchini squash and some more cabbage.  I threw in the onions, cabbage and celery and let them saute a few minutes, then I added the garlic.  I tossed in some garlic powder, Italian seasonings and some other spices I pulled out of the cabinet.   I added a big box of chicken broth and let it heat up for a bit, then I dumped in the squash and cabbage, put the lid on, locked it and pushed the manual button to 6 minutes.


Soup counting down in Instant Pot
After the little silver pin on the top of the lid popped down, I knew it was safe to open.   It looked like this.


soup before blending
I got out my immersion blender so the soup would be creamier.


Soup after blending


Then I added some half and half and a couple handfuls of Mexican Blend cheese.  I tasted it and it needed something more.  Ah yes, a pinch of salt.  Another taste test and the soup was ready to eat.

Out came my favorite love cup that I filled with the finished soup and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.




I'm not restless anymore, just FULL!








6 comments:

Sophie said...

That looks delicious and I'm quite tempted to get an Instant Pot now but I've already got so many kitchen gadgets!

Jean Maurie said...

Sophie, I used my IP three times today. Tonight we cooked corn on the cob. 2 minutes and it is delicious. I got two pots to use with my IP just in case.

The spaghetti recipe is the best I've ever eaten or made. I cook the spaghetti (whole wheat) right in with the tomato sauce. One pot and it only takes 10 minutes.

I don't think you'd be sorry getting one. I have the 6 qt one.

Ellie-TheForgottenMuse said...

Soup sounds delicious!
I love soup!!!! I could eat it all the time really.
I have a yearning to make Polish Potato Soup again.
Once the potato comes to a boil, it only takes about
30 minutes or so on the stove.
I could probably live off making different soups lol.

Effy said...

Damn. That looks SOOOOO GOOOD. <3

Jean Maurie said...

Yes Ellie I could eat soup a lot too. I would like to have different kinds of soup in the freezer to defrost and eat when I wanted.

What is in Polish Potato Soup? I have an Instant Pot potato cheese and bacon soup I want to try. I did it once and after I'd dumped in the cheese I saw on the package it was way way too old. I didn't trust it to be good so I threw out the whole batch.

Jean Maurie said...

Effy it was and still is good. I have a whole big pitcher full in the fridge.