Maybe it was sleeping off the anesthesia most of Friday afternoon, which gave me a sudden burst of energy when the evening came around.
Whatever the reason, it was a weekend of making things. (In other words, my kind of therapy.)
"Spend a relaxing evening at home," my post-procedure instructions told me (along with some descriptive notes of what to expect, gastrointestinally speaking, and a few Instagram-worthy shots of the inside of my alimentary canal). So while the housemates hit up a free concert downtown, I hit the kitchen. And Friday evening I baked a lovely [healthy] blueberry peach custard (with walnut topping!) while listening to Neil Young (followed by Bob Dylan). I also made homemade ginger ale, to ease my post-scope tummy.
Then on Saturday, I played the Carter Family while I made black bean soup with delicata squash and Swiss chard.
I also made chicken stock.
And a fresh garlic tomato sauce, in which I poached two eggs in for lunch.
And a roasted beet salad, with tomato and peaches, walnuts, goat cheese, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil (for dinner).
And [healthy] banana-blueberry-basil ice cream for dessert.
On Sunday, I made homemade [healthy] chocolate chips, then baked a [healthy] blueberry chocolate coffee cake, while listening to Gillian Welch, followed by Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass.
Other things I made:
- Space in the freezer (for soup, stock, etc.)
- A royal mess
- And some recipe blog posts – for my own reference, and because I hadn't in a while