Last night I wasn't feeling too well, so I wound up not going to AE's concert. Sad, but in my under-weatheredness I did manage to replicate another University of Limerick lunchtime comfort food staple: vegetable soup.
It's so simple that it's almost ridiculous to post about it, except that it was divine.
One large leek, 4 smallish stalks of celery, one sizeable carrot, 5 small potatoes, and enough vegetable stock to give it a soupy consistency. A little dried oregano and thyme, but very little additional salt, because the bouillon cubes I use are fairly salty (Rapunzel brand--the best US cubes I've found for making soup). I sauteed everything in a bit of butter, boiled the hell out of it, and pureed it, and it definitely made me feel better. I considered fecking a little milk into it, but in the end decided it didn't need even that.
Whatever am I going to do in Donegal this summer without my little Cuisinart whooszhy thing?