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Growing into Soup

I’ve always been a stew person. Thick, rich and hearty.

Lately it’s been all about soup. All winter! Into spring. Now, with the cool summer upon us, I’m basking in it just a little more!

For this crockpot recipe, I threw in chicken breast (cut up), 32 oz of chicken broth, a large jar of mild salsa, and chose 3 cans of (drained) beans: garbanzo, black and kidney. A 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, normally some frozen corn but I had none, and about a teaspoon of cumin. This is simple and delightful!

Bubble bubble! This next recipe is a skinny soup! I put in 1 Tbs butter and the same of flour, grind up a small onion, add 4 cups of chicken broth and throw in the florets of a full head of cauliflower.

I don’t have the next photo, but I take the completed soup to my blender and purée it. Simple, delicious, even cold!


Culinary Delights, Session 2

A busy week at work, followed by a re-nu on my kitchen with paint and more paint (the competition of more paint on us than on the ceiling or wall).  Reward?  What’s for dinner?  Must Goes!  One slice of bread (carb control), smear some of my proclaimed”food of the gods” (yes, the guacamole I spoke of in my last session) across the bread, which I have cut in half for better handling.  A couple of slices of Easter’s ham, and a wedge of Swiss cheese on the side.  Yes I could have put the cheese in between the bread too, but I chose this route.  Ah I have forgotten one thing, a drizzle of homemade (yes, homemade) mustard that is creamy, to my delight.  And yes, I should’ve taken a picture, but I didn’t know it would taste that good!  I must admit, that guacamole made the difference in this sandwich.  And a half sandwich was all that was necessary. Mmmmm

The Shopping List

Must haves:  

  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Bar soap

Probably a good idea to have:

  • Leafy greens
  • Fruit!

What I’ll probably do:

  • Start with list 1.  
  • Think about list 2.  (List 2 requires effort on my part, doing something besides making the sandwich.)

Thus, the life of the single person goes.  And limited income.  And trying to be frugal, despite lack of wisdom.  For example:  it’s so much easier to buy a pint of lo mein and eat off it for 3 days than to cook daily.  And it’s only $4!  I do think this is why some seniors end up with poor nutrition.  No desire to mess up a kitchen for one!

This morning I can hold my head up though.  Farm fresh eggs from farmers market, combined with onion (sautéed, never raw!), mozzerella and freshly grated Parmesan (which no lactose laden home should be without), topped with salsa!  However, off to the store I go…