Simplicity is making the journey of this life
with just baggage enough.
- Charles Dudley Warner
Just back after a quick visit to see some snowbird friends in the Phoenix area.
Hmmm.... Just in time for a Canadian prairie storm. Sigh!
As for being limited to carry-on baggage?
Wonderful...uncluttered...stress free : ) That makes for a great holiday!
What would life be like if we all had to limit our possessions to what could fit in a carry-on bag?
Our snowbird friends are living a wonderfully uncomplicated life these days. We enjoyed some great visits to interesting places (more about that another day) and some great meals based on very simple, well-prepared food.
Making their own stocks for cooking, baking their own bread (on the BBQ), squeezing oranges for fresh juice...inspiring!!
Still feeling that motivation this morning, so join me as I make some...
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 orange pepper, chopped
Saute gently for about 8 minutes.
3 tablespoons McCormick "No Salt Added Seasoned Herb Medley"
3 litres (about 12 cups) water
3 dried tomatoes
Add and gentle simmer for about 45 minutes.
That's it. Simple!
You'll notice I didn't add any celery (didn't have any) or salt - thought I'd wait and add that later when I use the stock.
Basically, (almost) all vegetables are going to be happy jumping into the pot, but there are some exceptions - check here. For some additional handy tips, I'm also linking a second article.