Hey hey friends… well I have some bad news, as the work day progressed today I started to feel a lil’ under the weather 😦 By the time I got home my throat was sore and I felt like all the energy had been sucked outta me. So needless to say, working out was not an option. I am a bit stressed bc getting sick right now is just really not going to be workable, esp with my presentation mid-week and all. Therefore I am laying low and hoping that some rest and vitamins will ward this thing off.
Minor rant, but it really makes me upset when I let myself take a few workout days off and I have a plan to get back on track and then something unexpected happens like not feeling well. I have extreme exercise guilt 😦 I know it’s unhealthy and I should just be fortunate that I am healthy overall, and I am trying my best to cope with it, but wondered if anyone else experiences the same thing too?
Well, needless to say, guess it was fitting that I had planned on chicken soup tonight (self-fulfilling prophecy?). I got home and got in my PJs and mustered up some energy to make this since I knew it wouldn’t be too much trouble and would feel so good on my sore throat.
I followed these directions for the Harvest Vegetable Soup, except cut down the EVOO to 1 tblsp.
Gathered up the ingredients
And got to use my new cutting board from Home Goods too 🙂
Then it was time to get the soup a cookin’
Step 1 – saute chopped onion in 1 tblsp EVOO, season with salt & pepper
Step 2 – add chopped chicken breast (1 large) and cook through
Step 3 – add chicken broth, water and rice vegetable mix to pot (set aside pasta & soup base)
and bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.Steaming hot bowl of delicious 🙂 My mini-bowl due to my sub-par appetite tonight I also made some cheddar, tomato & oregano spiced grilled cheese sammies in the Foreman to go alongside.
So did the Harvest Vegetable Chicken Soup live up to my expectations?! YES SIR!!!
Direct quote from The Man “At first look it looks like the package would just be for decoration but it tastes so good that you could totally give this as a gift” Proud girlfriend…? 🙂
$3.99, easy, extremely deelish, and leftovers (like a ton) for later… looks like this may be the next item that I clear out from the World Market shelves haha 😉
Alright friends, I am sure you understand that I am outta here to get some rest and pray that I feel better tomorrow. I hope all of you are having a wonderful start to the week, and not feeling under the weather like this lady!
See you tomorrow 🙂