It's been quite rainy and gloomy the past couple of days.
I usually plan ahead and stock up beforehand so that I don't have to go out in the bad weather, but didn't get a chance to do so this time around.
So I walked in the rain to the market, thinking about what to make for dinner.
It had to be soup I thought...then meatballs popped into my head.
I picked up some chicken breast and used the veggies that were in my fridge.
I whizzed the chicken with a nub of ginger and an egg.
Then I diced half a carrot, part of a red bell pepper, and some maitake.
I also chopped up a couple leaves of cabbage.
In a pot, I added 4 cups of water and a bouillon cube.
Then on medium heat, I cooked everything for about 5 minutes.
I then scooped out chicken meatballs into the pot and let them cook with the veggies, scraping the scum that formed on top.
After another 5 minutes, I checked to make sure that the meatballs were cooked and added a couple drops of chili oil and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil.
Then, just before serving I threw in some chopped frozen green onion.
Dinner was fast, easy and really comforting.
The addition of ginger to the chicken meatballs gave it a nice zing.
Hope the sun comes back soon and hope you have a nice weekend!