Warm Weather Vegetable Pot de Feu
In a word-soothing! In another-rich! Even though the thermometer read 92 degrees outside, I persevered and cooked up a pot of this delicious vegetable soup/stew. Husband couldn’t stop eating it or raving about it. I followed the cooking instructions pretty much to the ‘t’, added dried lemongrass (see Penzey’s spices at penzeys.com) instead of fresh (unless you can get an Asian market during the week) along with some dried herbs de provence. Luckily, our Shop Rite carries fresh shitake mushrooms. i added the soft boiled eggs--Dorie was right on, it make the soup so rich! I served sliced chicken right inside the bowl and some toasted pane rustico with some dried herbs de provence sprinkled on top.
Why soothing? Late spring allergies have given me a post nasal drip and sore throat. So I truly enjoyed this warm weather soup. The chicken broth gave it a medicinal feel (though not taste!).
Soothing, too, to my wounded mother’s feelings because of a parent-teenage head butting early in the week. Rather a new occurrence this year, but an ever increasing frequency about all kinds of stuff—homework, freedoms, staying up too late, etc. We are lucky, son doesn’t have any bad habits that need worrying about—still an AB student with a C or two. I am sure things will even out soon.
That’s it. Hope you all enjoyed this dish as well and will look forward to reading your posts.
Oh, didn’t get this posted on Thursday—as I was writing this up, a transformer blew up in our neighborhood and we were without power for a couple of hours. Too tired to start the whole blog again, I went to bed.