Now I have all this nice gravy and some leftover potatoes and carrots and why not make soup, for cryin' out loud, even though the atmosphere is warm and humid? Sure, I could freeze the stuff, but it's never the same. So, I'll throw in some broccoli, peas, parsley from the garden, and serve it with some of Rafael's great bread. He's the charming Spanish baker who's at the market on Saturdays. He said it is Spanish bread because he is Spanish and if he were French, it would be French bread. I think I have enough lettuce, which has been slow to grow to add to store bought spring mix for a decent salad. No sparkling wine, but some Cheap Chuck Sauvignon Blanc and I'll have a nice French/Spanish peasant meal here. It'll be a tad warm, but nourishing.
I also made some chicken stock today from part of a carcass (see above picture) which I can freeze because it keeps well in the freezer and I can use it for all sorts of things. It's not the same as good beef gravy. And the usual summer soups, like gazpacho, or cool cucumber, are very labor intensive and don't taste nearly so good.
So maybe I'm not nuts.