To get myself ready for the Big Push in the week ahead, I tried a little cooking therapy today. It worked better than I hoped, because it filled the house with an aroma that penetrated even my defective sense of smell. I got started this morning by dicing an assortment of mostly root vegetables and roasting them in the oven. That was for the Roasted Vegetable Soup recipe that I found on the Amazon Daily Blog site.
I wasnít expecting the scent to be quite that soothing, and after I put the vegetables in the slow cooker, I had it with me all day. I even stirred the soup more often than technically necessary, just to get an extra whiff. And I cooked it on low to make the experience last as long as possible. I only wish I could say it tasted as good as it smelled, but it was good enough to try again — maybe with different vegetables, maybe with different spices.