Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 126

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Among the many great things he did, he also gave us a day off from school! I slept in until about 9.

For Breakfast: Coffee. Whole Wheat english Muffin and two eggs over medium.

I spent the entire day doing laundry, and cooking. I loved it! That may sound sarcastic but absolutely love the feeling of having all of my laundry clean, and being able to pick from a fully stocked closet! I made soup today, and also prepped raw carrots and celery, and made some sauteed veggies for this week. I Sauteed carrots, zucchini, and mushrooms in my cast iron pan and set saved them in the fridge to eat later. I love having chilled, grilled or sauteed veggies, you can eat them hot or cold.

For lunch: I munched on veggies.

17 bean soup with Chicken.

1 package of Trader Joe's 17 bean medley.
1 onion
2 carrots
3 celery stalks
chicken, shredded. I actually used the chicken I had left over from the beer can chicken. I rendered it to make my own stock and then used the left over meat in the soup. This is a great way to save money, and also makes your chicken stock so much better then just using a boxed kind, but if you don't have a chicken dinner a couple of nights before then, you can just used store bought chicken stock and a couple of chicken breasts, diced and pre-cooked.
Bay Leaf
all to taste.

I diced the veggies, and soaked the beans. I started my soup pot with the onions and celery and carrots, let them cook down and sweat. Then I added my cooked chicken and the seasonings. After that, the bean medley and then that amazing homemade chicken broth. I brought it up to a boil, then into the crock pot for a few hours on high!

After the soup was going, I played my guitar with Tim, and we had our own little jam session. Unfortunately I had to go to work tonight, it was slow. Now I am home and getting ready for school tomorrow.

For Dinner: A bowl of my 17 Bean Soup with Chicken and Veggies.

I am going to the gym tomorrow, and I am starting my cycling class on Wednesday, I am so excited!

Late night Snack: Non-fat vanilla Yogurt.

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