Cool, Fall weather sets in and it is "Soup Time". Made a big pot of beef and veggie and it was a winner. I have been making it for years - no recipe, just wing it and hope for the best. It does not always turn out like I want, but this time it was a winner - Yum !!
after it being in the fridge over night, took off any fat that solidified on the top, then froze a few containers for future cool/cold days when I need a quick, hot meal.
Years ago, a friend stopped by after I made a pot of the soup and after she had a bowl, she wanted the recipe. I explained there is no recipe, as I just sorta/kinda throw it together. I wrote the basic instructions down that included all the ingredients I put in the soup that day, cooking time, etc. She made some, and said her's was good, but did not taste like mine. It is one of those use what you have, don't measure, throw in a bit of this and that and hope for the best type of situations.
Eating habits: I tend to do a
lot of "grazing" when it comes to meals these days. Think I have
mentioned before that I am not a breakfast person, even tho I enjoy many
breakfast type foods such as breakfast casseroles, omelets, scrambled eggs,
bacon/sausage (all of which is a treat for me due to cholesterol
issues), with a bit of fruit, but want it later in the day. Will I
prepare this type of thing at home? Only if have guests and it becomes a
brunch and/or someone else prepares it and does all the cleanup
afterwards. Can you tell - I am NOT a morning person.
- Could be just about anything. Depends on where, when, with whom or
what I am craving on any given day. Been known to stand at the kitchen
counter scanning thru the latest edition of a magazine and munching on
apple slices or cinnamon/apple rice cakes with peanut better slathered
on them, or enjoy a lite lunch of soup, sandwich or salad, or full
scale meat and 3 type meal.
Dinner - Usually depends on what I had for lunch - Big
lunch, then a lighter plate of whatever
is lurking in the fridge, freezer or pantry. Some days
- Grazing all day long. When that happens, I just try to be sure there
is at least a good bit of protein, veggies and/or fruit on the
In other words - My eating habits are sporadic. How about yours ?
Don't compromise on potato salad:
had a craving for potato salad recently and decided to make some.
OK - Decided to make a new version with no salt added - Big mistake!
Potatoes + eggs and NO salt, cholesterol free mayo = Big mistake!!
Oh - I added the pickles and such, but the lack of salt and using
"unreal mayo" instead the real deal or miracle whip made a big
difference, and not in a good way. As much as I hate to waste - most of
it hit the garbage.
Trying to eat a bit healthier is not always easy !
New place to shop - Or not:
I have noticed that many bloggers like to shop at Home Goods. Have not
had one in my area until recently and trying to decide if it is one of
those places I need to stay away from. I have been on a mission for a
while now - No new home decor coming in until I finish my major
declutter and so far that is taking a while (lazy side kicked in).
What did you think?: With all the hype about the new show "Nashville", just thought I would
throw the question out there - Did you see the show and did you like
it? I watched it (had already seen a showing of it on abc web site), and even
after seeing it the 2nd time, my opinion is still out with the jury.
You know when you live in the country when.......
called and said she knew she lived in the country when she saw a
flatbed truck going past her home with a large cow laid out on the back ! Headed for the butcher shop - filling up freezers for the Winter.
Just another Dab of This and That ramble.