Since the dawn of Pinterest, I’ve been addicted to DIY projects. I see something online, and think, “Well, isn’t that clever?” People on there are so creative, have such great ideas, they inspire me.
So much so, that I think I can actually do these creative things online. I’ll attack these projects with gusto at first. Then, the wind quickly deflates out of my sails when I see how creative I am not. But inspiration will still rear it’s ugly head inevitably.
I’ll see that we have an old bookshelf that needs a little sprucing up, and what happens next? I’m in the backyard with black spray paint, a paintbrush and a stencil.
This bookshelf in reality looks like something my 2-year old did and it ended up at the end of the driveway on trash day.
I see a cool looking bracelet on there, and you know what? I think, “I can do that! That would be a great gift for the girls on our night out!”
Next thing you know, I’m at Home Depot buying washers and making a stop at Walmart for burnt orange ribbon.
These bracelets are also in trash heaven.
But when I saw this, I knew I could handle it. This is not for someone who is rushed on time, because it needs to simmer for a while. But I figured I could handle it, since I’d spent and embarrassing amount of time of those silly, stupid, heinous bracelets.
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped
- 1 head of garlic, cloves peeled and smashed
- 1 t. olive oil
- 1 t. salt
- 5-6 quarts of water
- 1 head of cauliflower, cored and cut into chunks
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 T. dried thyme (she used 8 sprigs of fresh thyme)
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 t. black peppercorn
- In a large stock pot, add the onions, celery, carrots, garlic, scallions, salt and oil. Stir well, and heat over medium heat, covered, for about 20 minutes, or until the bottom of the pot begins to brown.
- Add the water, cauliflower, tomato, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns.
- Cover partially, and heat to a rolling simmer – do not boil. Adjust as needed to keep the broth simmering for 1½ hours.
- Strain broth and put into containers for future use. This freezes exceptionally well.