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Miso soup

It's such a simple recipe, an instant soup. I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out on Friday.  If ever there was an excuse to justify eating all the ice cream and mashed potatoes that I want, this is it!  But after awhile, I didn't want those anymore.  I wanted something more nourishing.  The Miso soup that my husband made was perfect.  Here's how he makes it: boil some water and add approx. 1 TBS of miso to every two cups of water.  That's it.   You could stop there if you want, and it would be a good broth.  Or you could add some extras like he did, such as cubed tofu and diced green onions. 

This is an easy soup to pack for lunch if you have access to boiling water, because you can just put the ingredients in a container and add the water when you're ready to eat.

The first time I bought miso, I didn't know what it looked like or where to find it.  The stuff I use looks like a paste and comes in a small yogurt sized container.  I find it in the refrigerated section, often near the tofu.  I usually use the mellow white, but the red is good too.

And just because, for your viewing pleasure, a watercolor owl by my son Trent.  I kind of love it. : ) 

He brought it home from school on Friday.  Tomorrow is his last day of school!  Finally!  A good thing, because he probably won't be able to write for awhile.  Playing the piano might be difficult too.  The poor kid burnt his finger bad tonight, on a cigarette lighter in the back seat of the car.  I could smell the burning skin before I even knew what happened.  I didn't cry at any point from the pain of getting my wisdom teeth removed on Friday, but this made me cry.  And I was mad too!  What kind of dumb person designs a car with cigarette lighters in the backseat?!  It was an Audi station wagon, a family car.  That's just bad design.  I doubt that my son was the first kid to ever burn himself this way.  All he did was pull out the plug and touch it to his finger.  Yes, I should have warned him about that danger, but it never occurred to me.  So I'm telling you now, so that you can warn any little people who ride in the backseat of your car.  Maybe there's already such a thing, but if not, there needs to be some kind of invention, something to make backseat cigarette lighters inaccessible to kids.  And the car makers need to get a clue and quit putting lighters in backseats.




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Reader Comments (9)

sorry about the wisdom teeth and the burnt finger - double ouch!!

I keep meaning to tell you that for some reason I can't comment on your flickr pictures....??

I hope tomorrow is a good last day for your son.

June 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Denise, Thank you for letting me know about the problem leaving comments on my Flickr acct. Somehow the settings were changed. I fixed it.

June 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

Oh no! Poor little guy! Hope you are both feeling better soon! The owl is GREAT.

That is a wonderful, adorable owl!! I am so sorry to hear Trent burnt his finger :-( That is really sad and I agree, very shocking. I hope he feels better soon, and that your mama heart doesnt ache too much for him.

June 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Sounds like you and Trent both have some healing to do. You two take good care.
No, Trent is not the first kid to burn himself on a lighter in the car. My brother did the same thing about 30 years ago in an Oldsmobile. He had coil marks on his thumb for quite a while.

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Thank you sweet ladies, for your kind words.

June 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

Oh, my deep sympathies on all sides. Max did the same thing, and then didn't tell anyone about it because he was worried about being in trouble for doing something wrong. I wonder how often we are like that with God and family? And wisdom teeth - I've had them out (be sure you keep that socket clean) and assisted on taking them out of other people. Either way, a traumatic event. But eating the things you get to eat? Now, that IS a plus. Are you doing well now? No pain?

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

By the way - I LOVE the owl. Chelsea, Chaz' roommate and an owl loving art teacher - would eat this up. So if you ever need to store it somewhere - just let us know!!

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

Kristen- Too often, I think, we hide our hurts, from both God and family. That was actually Trent's first response too. He didn't really want to tell us what happened. The owl lives on my 'fridge. I don't care if every decorating magazine and real estate agent tells us that an empty fridge door looks better. I love having my kid's artwork there. And the mouth pain is all gone, thank you. It just took awhile. If I would have known that waiting so long to get those teeth out meant deeper roots/more pain in removal, I would have had them taken out a long time ago.

July 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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