The only sad thing to me was the fact that I have not yet come across a single person today (besides Michael, of course) that is as happy as me. Friends that I did not know were Republican have been sending me websites that try to prove that Obama is going to screw us over or is not constitutionally able to really be president. Facebook is a nightmare. My office... it's like we're not even allowed to discuss this, at all. People in the post office (men in expensive looking suits) were talking about how, if 'they' wanted to, 'they' could 'get to' him (Obama). Repeatedly! And me, shy kid that I am in confrontational situations, couldn't stand it. I had to say something to those guys, at least. But seriously, a lady in the elevator, first thing this morning, got mad at me for my elation!
We really have to hope for the best. I am. It's all I've got left for this country.
Enough politics I guess. I have some cookies to bake and I'm running short on time here. Shall I show you the multiple bowls of soup I've been eating since I'm still sick? (it is getting better, finally, but yesterday was bad...) First is the dinner that I somehow threw together on Monday, even though I had a fever. I made the delicata squash bisque again. Not as pretty this time. And the texture was a little off, too... But I really must be forgiven for that, ok?
apparently, it still tasted good
I also threw together some of the White Beans and Kale from Yellow Rose Recipes. This is like...my favorite recipe from that book. It makes kale so yummy. I like to add little tomatoes to it for some pop.
this pictures are fever pictures, gimme a break on that, too
I couldn't taste any of that. Michael said it was good. He especially liked the kale. I would have liked it. Anyway, kale is good for me, so I suppose it wasn't a complete lost cause.
Yesterday, I spent the day in bed (until election time). Michael took good care of me by making this soup:
is there anything better than chunky veggies in herby broth when you're sick?
He based this recipe off of the One Wild Chick Soup from ED&BV, but changed it around by adding loads of fresh thyme and sage, some noodles, and some chickn chunks. Also, he didn't puree part of the soup, and added fewer chickpeas, I think. I actually managed to get my tastebuds back for like 15 minutes, just in time for this soup. And it was gooooooood.
I love soup. I'm restraining myself from making more tonight.
Oh, one more quick thing! I don't have a pic for this, but Michael found this company that ships fruit to businesses. It's supposed to be all local and organic, and they have a chart on their site that said we (WV) were going to get mangos and persimmons and oranges and tangerines and kiwis and pears and apples and oranges and pomegranates and avocados and bananas. So uh... we ordered some, haha. We were so excited. And then sad. Because it came and had like...loads of bananas and apples, 1 kiwi, a couple plums, 2 pears or so, a couple oranges, an avocado with a giant bruise on it...and one tiny, unripe pomegranate. No mangos. No persimmons. No happy. None of it is very ripe, either.
Bummer. The fruit that's there is pretty good though. I've had a couple plums and an orange. I was really looking forward to persimmons though because we had a persimmon tree in our front yard when I was little and I remember them being a huge mess, but also tasty (I think). My mom would probably remember better, because she would be the one responsible for cooking with them, if we ever did, which I think we did, but maybe that's a memory I just made up. Anyway, I was wistful for persimmons, regardless. Oh well.
Also, sorry I'm behind on commenting on blogs... I've been a little politics crazy the past 2 days and it has absorbed my complete and total attention. I'll get back on it tomorrow!