July 7, Sunday Soup

Many families like to sit down to a nice, organized, at least semi-formal meal together on Sunday evenings. Maybe there was church in the morning, then yard or housework, some reading and homework, maybe a workout, etc. Pretty much the same for us, except that Sunday has become known around our house as Sukuma Wiki night. Which, roughly translated, means find whatever you can in the fridge that we have been eating during the week, throw it on the table and make it look like we meant it to look like Royal Fork buffet! Since we usually go to church at 6 pm, we might pick up a nice loaf of bread to go with all of the random assortment of bites that we pull out, so it becomes the warm, buttery center of the cornucopia. It’s kind of like making a soup from the week’s extras, but we don’t have quite the organization or combination of ingredients for a good soup. It’s kind of formally informal, a great way to clear the fridge, and one method to begin the conversation about what we want on our grocery list for the coming week. We have sworn off of grocery shopping on Sunday, since that is when everyone else does, and we would rather have a more relaxed stroll through the aisles, since Maribeth is still relearning many ingredients, and where everything is located in the store. But she is moving forward faster now … Just still not smelling well enough to tell if that cantaloupe is going to be a good one or not. Then again, I can smell great and still only hit those things correct at 50%! Anyone got a trick?Images from a usual Sunday…Classic ceramic ware, slow cooker chicken and rice

Choosing the music for dinner, Ray laMontaigneSmoothies, always on the menu!A warm loaf, a warm table… And butter!Midday kickboxing madness with ChrisDJ MBOur neighbor’s on vacay; didn’t want these to rot on the vine. Oh my, perfect. Well freeze most for Smoothies

Published by pjefood19

I am the husband and father of a lovely family of 5, living in the Greenwood area of Seattle. We are all recovering from the effects of encephalitis having struck our lovely Wife/Mom. We are coming along, together, to recovery in many ways. We have been broken, but not destroyed! Finding our bond of love through cooking and eating together, and with friends, we will recover, stronger together than before!

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