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Freezing cold and windy, that’s my forecast for the day. I woke up with just about every inch of my body aching from my Pilates workout. I didn’t mind, infact, it took my mind off my back pain and made me feel like I’m putting a dent into this body of mine.!

Got out of bed fairly late, later than usually and so we got ready for the day and hung out in the living room. Mike had already made two different types of soups and I ate the Vegetable Rice Soup he made with all the left over Veggies and Rice in the refrigerator. I sprinkled in some Whole Wheat Bread and chowed down. It was very delicious… makes me very jealous that Mike’s able to make food at a drop of a hat like this.:(

Vegetable Rice Soup:

5 Celery

4 Yellow Onions

3 Potatoes

3 Parsnips

2 Cans Diced Tomatoes

1/2 Bag Spinach

1Cup Rice

1Can Kidney Beans Canned (drained)

Vegetable Rice Soup

Sunday Vegetable Rice Soup

Directions:

Put water chopped up vegetables, spinach, beans, diced tomatoes, and rice all into pot and place in crock pot for 1 hour.

 Even thought it was 24 degrees and windy outside, Mike decided to take us ice-skating. I said, lets go! So we took a drive to Reston Town Center and parked near the skating rink set up in the open area of the mall. We went into the information area where they were selling tickets and skates, and sure enough, I took my boots off and told the girl size 9. I was sad Mike didn’t buy a ticket, but that’s to be expected. He’s not much of a sportsy guy. But that’s O.K. his son and I took to the ice until I got my ice skating legs… and by that time, we were icicles from the blasting wind and very chilly temperatures. So, we got off the rink and headed over to Panera Bread for a nice Hot Chocolate.

 

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It was sooooo cold in D.C. yesterday and night…. I needed to make something to warm us all up. Mike was feeling sickly still from his flu shot he got the other day, and he wanted some Minestrone Soup.

So I pulled out the book…. because I don’t know the recipe by heart and made the Minestrone Soup:

8Cups of Vegetable Stock
11/2Cup Garbonzo Beans*
2Cups Red Kidney Beans*
1/2Cup Carrots
3Medium Tomatoes*
1/2Cup Fresh or 1Tbsp Dried Parsley
1Cup Cabbage
1/4tsp Oregano
3/4tsp Basil
1/4tsp Thyme
1/2Cup Celery
1/2Cup Onion
1Clove Garlic
1Pkg Noodles

* Or one 14oz can of unsweetened and unsalted Italian Tomatoes with juice
*Soak Kidney Beans or Garbanzo Beans overnight and rinse and then cook beans. Or use canned Kidney Beans or Garbanzo Beans.
Chop all vegetables, saute in water or soup stock over medium heat until onion is translucent-about 5 minutes. Stir in drained Kidney Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Diced Tomatoes and Minced Herbs. Bring to a simmer, then turn heat down and simmer about 10 minutes. As the soup cooks, it will thicken. Add more tomatoes or soup stock as needed. Serve with Noodles.

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