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Thursday, January 13, 2011

My goal for my day off.

Today I am off work and as such I have one goal.  Not to leave the house.  Well except to walk to the busstop.  Other than that I'm not going anywhere.  Just call me Green, no driving anywhere, no buying anything. Earlier I decided it was a good day for making soup.  Chicken Soup.  I didn't want Chicken Noodle Soup,  just chicken soup with vegetables. So I went over to foodnetwork.com and I search for recipe.  After about 10 minutes, I decided that I was wasting time searching for 'the one.' LOL

Here is what I did:
1 tsp Garlic Infused Oil

2 turnips peeled & chopped
1 cup baby carrots chopped
2 red potatoes peeled & chopped
1 parship peeled & chopped.
1 shallot chopped
1 leek sliced
3 stalks of celery chopped.

8 cups chicken broth
1 boneless chicken breast


Heat the tsp of oil in the bottom of your pot, then add the leeks & shallot saute for 2 minutes then add all other veggies & saute stirring frequently for about 6 minutes.  Add broth & chicken breast and cook on med low for 1/2 hour.  Take out chicken breast & shred it.  Taste & add salt/pepper/paprika to taste. Serve hot in bowls. 

In a different pot I cooked some brown rice.  For dinner I'll put some brown rice in a bowl and pour the soup on top and have Chicken & Rice Soup.

The whole recipe is low fat, low cal, full of lots of veggies.  And you could put noodles in it if you want.  I didn't feel like it today!

Now it is 4:14pm and the kids are downstairs unwinding after a hard day at school by watching some TV.  This is the start of their 4 day weekend.  Did you realized it's just about 2 weeks into the new year already? 

Next thing you know, it will be Spring.  Yep that is what I keep telling myself!

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