Cooking · Dinner

2012 – Day 18 National Soup Day

Wow, I am so ready to hit the hay – but I wanted to do a brief recap before I do.

I was able to get up a little earlier than I did the day before, it has been hard to get up so early this week. Is it because it is so cold? I am not sure. But anyhow. I left the house at 6:30 this morning (better than 6:55 on Tuesday!)

Once I got to work, I had a second cup of coffee. At 9:30 I had a bowl of oatmeal with a small spoonful of almond butter on top:


For a morning snack at 11:30 I had a handful of Kashi cereal (autumn crunch – it is the sodium free cereal that I found recently!) Lunch was a greek yogurt, raspberries, an Arnold sandwich thin with almond butter and jam. Pretty simple and basic. I must have been hungry because I forgot to take a photo of any of it!

I had a protein bar as a snack at 3 o’clock. At 4 o’clock I left and drove to the gym. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill at the gym and then I went to East Side Market to pick up some ingredients for the soup I had planned on making and was looking forward to all day.

When I got home, I had a bit of a scare – that was pretty much all my fault – and it took a little while for me to calm down. But once I got into the house, I went right into the kitchen and started chopping vegetables. 1 onion, 1 carrot, 4 cloves of garlic and 1 jalapeno pepper. I started cooking all of those in some olive oil in my Le Creuset french oven.

I am going to recap the entire recipe tomorrow. Unfortunately because I was so flustered, I just made the soup and just did not take photos of the progress while I was cooking. I finally ate around 8:40 tonight. The soup was wonderful!!! Wow. This is definitely a new favorite and I will surely be making it again soon.


I added Cabot cheddar cheese, cilantro, green onions and low fat sour cream. Holy yum!!! This soup was perfect for a very cold day, which also just happened to be National Soup day!

Ok. I am falling asleep as I type, so I’m wrapping up and I will explain the recipe tomorrow. Let me tell you – you will want to make this. 🙂

See you tomorrow and thanks for reading!


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