Well, this week is nutty busy but I just don’t seem to have the drive to get a lot done and as a result there has been extra blogging. I have gotten a lot of units written for my classes for the coming months (I love doing this) but I have marking waiting and if I just went at it for an hour I would be done but…I’ve been blue.

I’ve been really blue which is not like me. I’ve been so blue that I’m almost weepy blue which is REALLY not like me and I figured-out why last night on the way home from work.

I was deciding what to have for dinner when I realized I needed something totally comforting.

I needed; homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I also realized that the reason why I was rushing towards this meal is because I miss my mom.

I just saw her last weekend but she isn’t really her anymore. She’s this bizarre woman who says rude things to strangers (like that they are fat and shouldn’t finish their meals in restaurants-cringe), that has needs that have to be “dealt” with and be taken care of instead of hanging-out with and enjoying her granddaughter.

Geez. That really sounds whiney but looking back now each time I’ve seen her for the past year I’m am really off for about a week. Perhaps now that I’ve identified what is going on I can make it better.

So. Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and some wine it was.

Tomato soup
Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a medium saucepan. Add; a small onion chopped and sweat (let cook without getting any colour). Add 1/4 cup of flour and cook for a minute (this lets the raw flour taste get cooked out). Add enough milk to make a thin white sauce (add a bit of milk at a time so as to avoid lumps and the sauce should coat the back of a spoon). Add salt and pepper, a can (one of the big ones) of diced tomatoes, dill to taste, a dash of worstershire and chili flakes to taste. Blitz with a hand blender or put it in the blender to the consistency you like (I like it super smooth-my sister likes it chunky).

You can make this soup with broccolli too and it is just as good.