Monday, April 20, 2009
Loser Monday Lack of a Report plus a Giveaway you should check out
Well, I feel bad. I really haven't been trying too hard on the diet challenge. First I jumped the diet. Now I jumped the exercise. Although I did give up chocolate...but only because I had acid reflux. LOL. I gave it up because it hurt. My friend and I have conflicting schedules this week, but hopefully next week we can get back to working...that would be something.
Here is a waist friendly soup recipe by Rachel Ray that is delicious. I made it last week and it was a hit at my house:
Tomato Potato Soup (not the real name, but I am too lazy to go check)
Saute in a large soup pot:
Dice a large sweet onion
3 tbs grated garlic
Add 2 liters of chicken broth, bring to a boil
Peel and thinly slice 3 lbs. of Idaho potatoes and add to the boil. Cook for 20 minutes. Potatoes will break up as they cook.
Chop a bag of fresh baby spinach removing long stems. Add to the soup after the 20 minutes. It will take 3-4 minutes for the spinach to "wilt" into the soup. Add salt, pepper, and a big pinch of nutmeg.
Stir in a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes, and heat until warm.
Serve with a little bit of Parmesan cheese.
Makes a large part...easily 6 LARGE bowls.
Onto something more positive. . . .Vickie E. is having a great giveaway over at MidOhioQuilter. Plus she has a really cute tutorial for a table runner over at the Moda Bake Shop. You should check it out.
I enjoyed all of the stories from the rock post. They made me laugh. You are all great. I loved hearing from you. I had hoped to email back each of the 16 of you that left me comments, but I was dealing with a loss last week. I must say though that your stories definitely brightened my week though.