I think I'm on the mend - I'm feeling much better this morning.....
I began by mixing and kneading the dough for 4 loaves of whole wheat bread - its currently rising in the microwave. I place a glass measuring cup of hot water in the microwave, then heat it on HI for 1 minute. Then I place the bowl of covered dough inside and close the door. The moist warm air in the microwave makes the dough rise quickly.
Next I decided to make some black-eye pea and ham soup. I had packages of diced ham in the freezer, and I just had a fancy for this soup. It is simmering and is almost ready to chill and package for later consumption.
The link to the recipe is found on my recipe page!