It has been a relaxing day. Pretty relaxing week off too.
I am learning from the resident felines to not get worked-up about house cleaning and all those unglamorous domestic duties.
It’s a rainy week but that’s fine. I am still enjoying the happy times from our Thanksgiving weekend. I have nowhere to go until tomorrow so I decided to get in some comfort food cooking.
Surely like thousands of other Canadians, I was getting tired of turkey leftovers so I made some sticky rice and okra stew. I added in leftover sliced onions, cooked potatoes and some ripening tomatoes. Funny thing is that in my relaxed, “don’t give a hoot” state I forgot to add the garlic!
It still turned out to be a tasty comfort food treat. Two out of three humans agree. One hasn’t tried it yet.
See below for the basic process and improvised recipe. It’s quite easy and likely contains some of the needed vitamins for your winter-prepping body. I don’t know about the sticky rice though. That stuff is sticky and likely full of carbs.
I don’t usually add potatoes.
This stuff tastes best out of the pot. Reheats don’t receive as many approving grunts.
Happiness is preparing rainy day comfort food like okra stew and watching the process through a clear glass pot lid. pic.twitter.com/tO93i1i4YG
— Theresa Jamone (@tjamone) October 16, 2014
Interesting situation… One of my resident youth became frustrated with seeing the baskets of nicely sorted dirty laundry, lined up and waiting on my bedroom floor for the past three days. She was also running out of clean clothes so initiated the process this morning. Good!
Another young person went out in the rain to apply for a part-time job then picked up some much-needed groceries. Good!
I think they’re tired of seeing me lazing about, watching my NetFlix shows (hellooo, Jean-Luc) and spending hours online. Hmmm.
My devious plan is working.
That Okra Stew – pictures and a rough recipe:
Adding in an unsolicited plug for Stokes and the awesome Remy Olivier pan I invested in a few weeks back. At the behest of a resident young person who also shares in cooking tasks, we threw out Teflon pans and pots that were flaking. Non-stick, teflon pans are not good for your health.
Kick back and watch a few more episodes of Star Trek, the Next Generation.
Thanks for dropping by.
Stay warm, dry and cozy.
john w bienko (@bonanza7) said:
Theresa: You are blessed with the Gourmet touch, exquisitely presented and nourishing. aloha
Thanks, John. “Gourmet” is a stretch. This was the best I could cook up considering my very relaxed week and domestic inactivity. At least with my devious plan, the young people were pitching in a bit more.
I have never eaten okra stew. But, okra cooked with rice and cod fish, and some pig tails. Some spinach with okra, coconut nut milk, or I prefer some grated coconut and blended serves with rice. I am going to try the okra stew. A demain.
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Hi, Cindy! That sounds delicious, especially with the coconut and spinach! We used to have something called Super Conja (sp?) with beef and spinach added in. I tried the recipe from memory a couple of times but then a resident youth preferred to try more vegetarian dishes so the “stew” became our variant. A bientot.