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.


Carol said...

Let's just blame the acid reflux thing for the lack of dieting, after all you can't do the dieting thing when you don't feel well right? Thanks for the info. about th give away on Vicky's blog, I'll check it out.

SandyQuilts said...

Thanks for the recipe.

I do believe you have an error in your links as both lead to Moda and not Vicky.

Unknown said...

Don't fret over the weight, I am sure you will jump back on the bandwagon. I hope that everything is okay with your family. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well that's a great reason for giving up chocolate. I wish I got that from eating anything bad for me. lolol

Carol said...

Oh that soup sounds YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, yum -- that soup recipe looks really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Yum yum yum! I'm going to try that soup recipe. Thanks for posting it. Hope you have a good day today!