Today I went on a bit of a cooking expedition. And OW my hands hurt.
Since I'm on this soft food diet, I decided to make some hearty, comforting, soups to get me through the next week and a half. Here's what I made -
Kristen's Potato Leek Soup - This is OMG good. Hearty, warm, creamy and very easy to follow instructions. This made about 6 cups of soup. I can't wait to eat it topped with just a touch of cheese.
Crockpot Sweet Potato Basil Soup - This is, honestly, a bit overwhelming. This is not something I can really eat as a soup - the basil is extremely overwhelming and it's hard to eat more than maybe 1/2-2/3 a cup at a time. Very filling though.
Winter Root Vegetable Soup - This is the soup that tried to kill me. In peeling and chopping all of those root vegetables I developed a blister on my right index finger which then POPPED while finishing up the chopping. This is a very hearty soup that tastes extremely earthy. The celery root really comes out a lot in this. This was a little hard for me to do the splitting of the soup and blending and recombining was time consuming but worked.
Also cooked this weekend was a giant pot of baked potatoes. Tomorrow Marshall is going to finish baking the sweet potatoes for me.
I also bought apple sauce, pudding, ice cream, hot cereal, oatmeal and all the fixins' for my Shakeology shakes. I am going to defeat this soft food diet if it kills me. And it might.
Last night Matt and I went to see Skyfall and I really wanted something sweet. I wound up eating M&Ms one by one by holding the M&M in my mouth, cracking the shell and then tonguing it and sucking on the chocolate. I WANTED THOSE FREAKING M&MS!
I keep trying to look on the positive side of everything and I know this is going to help boost my weight loss but I don't like it. I want a steak, or a hamburger, or a slice of pizza. SOOOOOOON!
Also, the countdown to vacation starts NOW! 5 work days between me and my vacation. WOOHOO!