Skip to comments.#SooperSunday: DST Edition, and I’m Feeling Cranky
Posted on 03/11/2018 7:09:23 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Only the government could steal an hour from you in March and pay it back 8 months later without a minute of interest and expect you to be grateful. Well Im not grateful, Im cranky; and if history is any gauge I will be cranky for the better part of a week as my biorhythms slowly adjust to this government mandated jetlag.
My complete circadian rhythm cycle: Cranky
So Im just making a really simple soup today for #SooperSunday. Its sort of like a spring tonic except its clearly not spring yet and hence NOT TIME TO SPRING FORWARD!
Anyway, here it is: Sweet Potato Leek Soup. Its easy, delicious and most likely good for you: everything government is not.
Sweet Potato and Leek Soup
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 medium uncooked leek(s), (about 3/4 pound), cleaned and sliced (white and light green parts only)
- 1 clove(s), medium garlic clove(s), minced
- 3 medium uncooked sweet potato(es), (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
- 6 cup(s) chicken broth
- 1/4 cup half-and-half (or more, or heavy cream if you feel your disrupted circadian rhythm deserves it)
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, or to taste
- 1/4 cup(s) chives, fresh, chopped
Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the leeks are tender, about 6 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 25 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat; let the mixture cool for a few minutes. Transfer the mixture in batches to a blender or food processor and puree. (OR: IMMERSION BLENDER!) Return the soup to the pan. Stir in the half-and-half and nutmeg; return to a simmer. Serve sprinkled with the chives.
- Leeks often contain sand in between their layers. Heres how to clean them: Trim away most of the dark green tops and the roots, leaving the root end intact to hold the layers together. Slice the leek lengthwise to within a half inch of the root end. Hold the leek by the root end, fan open the layers, and rinse thoroughly under cold running water.
If you use fat free half and half (oxymoron if ever there was one) this is a Weight Watchers approved recipe, if you care. All I know is that its easy and delicious. In order to fight off the jet lag however I think Ill serve it with pulled pork sliders.
Im pretty sure you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken, if you dont want to disturb your chickens circadian rhythms.
Take my cigarette and the chicken gets it. Im not kidding, I havent had my nap yet and Im a little cranky.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Me, too. It is a HARD time and nothing works really well. No smoothness and elegence.
Yeah, So what the bleep time is it?! Oh Gee, It’s an hour further into the day than I thought.
About a decade ago, we started going to our church’s Saturday evening service versus 10 am on the first day of PDT. We also, go to bed about 30 minutes earlier that evening.
When, we wake up is when we start our day not by the new DST.
My wife is now fixing breakfast equal to the PST of 7:25 am.
We don’t drive nor go shopping today.
The above can be done when you are retired.
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