Things you should be doing this weekend:
-IMMEDIATELY WATCH THIS VIDEO: Shirtless acrobats dance for pope. How did I not know this existed?! I absolutely died. Habemus papam! (Thanks Dmell.)
-Buy and consume Irish soda bread (my absolute fave), look for a four-leaf clover, and drink a Guiness and/or Baileys…let’s be real, we’re selecting the “and” there. Own it. Embrace it.
-Think of three outrageous things (that you can’t completely control) to put on your weekend checklist. Context: something ridiculously awesome just happened to me, and I thought, “Wow, that would’ve seriously been the coolest thing to check off my list.” Now I’m adding some random things for funsies. For example, for St. Paddy’s day I’ve just added:
1. High-five a ginger, and say “Stay strong”…we need the encouragement sometimes.
2. Have a drink with someone in a top hat. You should buy, buuuut if they insist ;)
3. The first fiddle song you hear, go ask a stranger to dance.
-Eat out on Saturday, but Sunday when you’re relaxing at home – whether you’re “struggs” or “snuggs” – make this soup! Everyone needs a simple go-to meal, and in my particular case, a last-minute recipe of the week. This vegetarian egg drop soup is like an invisible blanket – it warms you up and makes you feel good without adding on the pounds. No? Too weird an analogy? Well what are you going to do with me? Regardless, this soup is quick to throw together, healthy, and delicious.
Here’s what I did:
Egg Drop Soup
In a large pot, bring to a boil:
-4 c. vegetable broth
-1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
-2 Tbs. soy sauce
In a small bowl, whisk together until dissolved:
-3 Tbs. cornstarch
-3 Tbs. of the broth
Stirring, slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the pot. Let the soup boil a few minutes more to let it thicken. Then bring it down to a simmer and stirring in the same direction, pour in slowly:
-4 beaten eggs
The eggs will feather beautifully. Turn off the heat, and add in:
-2 whole scallions, finely sliced
Add pepper if you’d like, but I found it to be salty enough with the soy and the broth. Enjoy!
French phrase for fun:
Bah dis donc! Regardez l’ours qui flâne dans le jardin!
Oh my goodness! Look at the bear strolling in the garden!