Souper Sweet

Cooking

I loved your comments yesterday – thanks for making me laugh:) Some people believe there’s never a place for negativity, but sometimes its comforting to hear other people’s complaints instead of my own thoughts.

This morning, I got up and went to my third yoga class! I think I might quit though because it’s just soo hard and there are no other classes offered at my studio (it’s new so the offerings are very limited). I know it’s good for me, but at 6:30 in the morning, I might rather just be sitting on the bike staring at the TV. We shall see.

Today was rainy – perfect day for soup! I bought this boxed soup and pumped it up with kale, sweet potatoes, and corn.

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It turned out great.

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LOVE these virginia rolls from GH Virginia!!

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Soup was such a nice change of pace – I haven’t had it yet this year and the warmth felt so nice. It also forced me to slow down, as I’m typically a really fast eater.

I’m excited for tomorrow because my office is having a retreat, so I’ll get a little break from a regular work day to reflect on my role (which I already do quite often). And, I’m actually helping to lead the group in yoga, so it should be an interesting morning. My days ends with TWO happy hours. Yay.

  • Miranda
    October 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Your office has a retreat?? Ok – can we swap jobs – seriously I am jealous of that. And you get to exercise together during group hours! I have converted my boss to coming to zumba with me, but it’s after work unfortunately 🙁

    Also I was supposed to give you my chicken satay recipe! Sorry – totally forgot – in a baking dish mix 2-3 tbsp of peanut butter and about 3-4 tbsp soy sauce (you may want to add more), a clove of diced garlic, about 1 tsp curry powder and a dash of lime juice to taste. I also usually add a chopped red chili but we like it hot in my house, you could add less or none. Brown both sides of the chicken breast/thigh/whatever in a hot pan, then put into the dish and cover. Bake at 180 (that’s celcius, I’m not sure of the fahrenheit conversion sorry) for about 20 minutes.

    Jealous of your soup. I LOVE soup but it’s coming into summer here now and it’s too hot 🙁

    • Mom
      October 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Sounds delicious. I’m going to try this soon! Thanks, Barbara

      • Miranda
        October 14, 2011 at 2:15 am

        Anything with peanut butter in it is delicious!! I hope you enjoy 🙂

    • Laura
      October 14, 2011 at 8:33 am

      Thanks for this recipe!!!

  • Jennifer L
    October 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I had that soup a fee weeks ago and loved it, but now I can’t find it again! Boo.

    Two happy hours? I’m jealous 🙂

  • Elizabeth
    October 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Yesterday at work we had a meeting about moving to a new area and how to organize/arrange our space. That meeting alone kept me happy for the rest of the day, anything to mix things up. Life at a desk (in a cubicle) is pretty awful. Not sure how people can stand it their whole life! That soup looks amazing, I have a box of Fire Roasted Tomato soup from TJ’s I need to break into – yum!! Enjoy your retreat!