I decided not long after I got up that I would use the scraps and peelings that I have been saving in the freezer since the challenge started, to make some stock this morning. There's no point in them just sitting there when I knew they would make a good vegetable stock. I had in mind a bowl of lentil soup for lunch or my evening meal, and if it was going to be just lentils I wanted to have a rich stock to make it taste good.
While I had my first coffee of the day and then got on with other jobs, they simmered away long and slow, flavour developing and according to Alan making the whole lodge smell lovely. I still haven't got my sense of smell back at all ... I do miss it. 😞
The soup turned out lovely and eaten with the croutons that I made last week made for a very filling and tasty evening meal. And even better there's enough of both soup and croutons left for lunch tomorrow. It was a good use of a bag of scraps and peelings, along with 4oz of my red lentils.