Today is Friday and I'm not cooking today. Actually only a tiny bit of cooking. I am making a butternut squash as I type this. Why am I not cooking? I am feeling a bit under the weather.
I got my flu shot last week. Often after I get my flu shot I get a mild and deconstructed form of the flu. Last night I had the cold in the bones feeling one often gets when you have the flu. Last night I went to bed under a down quilt, a pile of wool blankets, a shearling coat, and a shearling hat all worn over a pair of leggings and a big cashmere sweater. Yes, I was still chilly, and no, it wasn't that cold out.
After breakfast, I was finally warm enough to take off my shearling hat. I am feeling better but this was a spectacularly unproductive day. So I leave you with a couple of random thoughts.
The local restaurants have been creating dining sheds for the cooler weather. This beautiful shed was put up by the excellent Indian restaurant a block south of our apartment.
The masses of fake forsythia are really delightful.
One of my neighbors put this beautiful bouquet in the lobby of our building.
I am grateful for the weeks when I cooked too much and hid the rest away in our freezer. Tonight we will feast on all of that hidden goodness waiting to fill our bellies.