Monday, September 26, 2011

Tonight's Dinner - Broccoli Soup

I spent my Saturday cleaning and restocking the fridge.  It was pretty easy - the old baby was getting pretty empty thanks to a week and a half of no rides to the grocery store.  (I can't wait until I'm driving again...)

Sunday was a cool day here in the San Jose Valley - cloudy and cold - but after spending the day before running (okay, hobbling) around Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Asian market, I was too tired and sore to do anything but the basics.  I'm glad I didn't - I got some bad news that afternoon (really really bad rent increase) and I was in no mood to cook never mind eat much that night.  I swear...this economic mess is going to either give me a mental breakdown or make me super skinny.

I stayed up late last night, trying to figure out a battle plan, crashed for six hours or so of crappy sleep, and got up this morning in a slightly better mood so I decided to do some serious cooking.  Tonight is Paleo-friendly Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup from NomNomPaleo, using up the more "interesting" vegetables from the crisper and some of the broccoli I froze months ago. 

My Soup at Noon - Notice the Frozen Blocks of Broccoli?
I do plan to make a few changes - I don't think I have any curry powder (I'll have to go digging into the back of the spice cupboard) but I do have some Gharma Masala which I think will add some zing to the soup.  I also plan to toss in some heavy whipping cream along with the coconut milk to help with the creaminess.  I'll also add in a bag of diced cooked chicken to help increase the protein, which will make it a complete meal for m.

I started the soup around lunchtime and will let the veggies "brew" all afternoon, tossing in the "cream", and blending it down right before we serve it.  Considering that my stew pot is completely full right now, I think I'll be eating this for a few days.  ;-)

(BTW: if you know of anyone that's looking for a freelance writer or virtual assistant, please have them contact me.  I need to extend my client base to cover the $147 increase in my rent.  *sigh* )

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