It’s only a flesh wound….

February 20, 2010


So, I talked to Brad on the phone yesterday while making dinner, and I’m pleased to say that I was able to make stoneless Stone Soup using only my phoneless hand. I could totally survive having my arm being vaporized or bitten off by a dragon or gnawed off by rats. (I’m going for less realistic ways of not having an arm, lest self-fulling prophesy kick in. Just saying ‘broken’ is too scary.)

One-handed carrot peeling, and I didn't peel my thumb!

Chop & Talk.

We made Stone Soup at preschool a couple of times this week. Let me share the recipe: Boil water and a stone, add chopped up veggies (little kids use a dough blade for chopping), a couple of spoonfuls of Better Than Bullion, and a bunch of alphabet noodles.

Eat. Avoid the stone.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “It’s only a flesh wound….”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You could make soup with one arm behind your back. Literally.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Did you use your third arm to take the picture?


    • Lauren Said on:

      Ha! No, but I can set the self-timer function with one hand, run around and find where I set down the peeler, and be back at the cutting board in time for *click*.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    You’re amazing! I can never cook when I’m on the phone. I suppose I could look for a stone & throw that in…but that’s about it.

    However, I have unwrapped a pack of Taskykakes with my feet when I’ve been on the phone before.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    You may not have cut off your arm, but you seem to be missing a thumb.


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