Tuesday, Soup Day….
Good morning. I am up way to early. I would prefer to still be in bed being cuddled by our new dog and two lazy little boys. Oh well, that’s not going to happen. How are you this Wednesday morning?
Today starts a “65 Day Challenge”. I posted it on Facebook and was excited to see some of my friends participating. Seeing how I want to save money and the fact that our economy is still in the crapper, I figured “why not?” What is the “65 Day Challenge” you ask? Well here goes. For the next 65 days, I am not going out to eat. The idea is to see how much money you would really save eating at home. So, when you are tempted to go out to eat, put the money you would have spent in a jar or if you use a credit card, write down on a piece of paper how much you would have spent dining out including tip. Place it in the jar. On New Year’s Eve, open the jar and see how much dough you saved, or tally up what you would have spent on your credit card. It will be well worth it. Remember, next time you want to go out to eat, think twice. Make a sandwich, thaw something out of the freezer or throw toegether a quick meal. You in? Keep me posted.
Now, onto the food. Tuesday is soup day or crockpot day. I was feeling like a mushroom soup of some type. We went to the Farmers Market this past Saturday and bought half a pound of cremini mushrooms from the local mushroom farmer. I made soup in the crockpot. This is a “everything but the kitchen sink” type of soup. I got various veggies from the freezer and fridge and rummaged through the pantry. It made a lot and it was very good. I froze part of the leftovers and saved the other leftovers for lunch today. I served it with the oat bread I made on Monday. Oh how I love comfort food.
“Everything but the kitchen sink” Mushroom Soup
8c veggie broth
1/3c yellow splitpeas
1/2c TVP chunks
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2lb cremini mushrooms, chopped
3 carrots, sliced
1/2c wild rice, uncooked
1c green peas
3 sprigs fresh thyme
Saute garlic and onion in the olive oil until soft. Now throw everything in the crockpot. Cook on high heat for 8 hours. Once finished, remove thyme stems. Serve with some crusty bread. Easy and delicious.
Well I am off to do some chores. Hope you have a lovely Wednesday.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys