Published November 4, 2008
Tags: cooking, soup, yummy
And other times I just think I am… But, I’m sure you’ll agree that this is one of my better moments of genius.
You probably have deduced based on my previous posts that I am a soup fanatic. The truth is, although Hubby eats my soup without complaint, the kids just don’t enjoy it. And having a group of grmblers at the table (namely, the children) is enough to spoil my own enjoyment of the meal. So, since it’s just me and E-boy at home for lunch these days, I’ve been making soup for my lunch (and letting E-boy eat yogurt or PB&J).
Today I made Creamy Chicken with Rice (and homemade corn muffins on the side), and it was totally yummy. Here’s where the genius part comes in…I served the leftovers into these cups and put them in the freezer. Yes, my friends, I now have single-serving homemade soup just waiting in the freezer for my lunches. I did this the other day with my homemade chili, and it worked out awesome. Just take out a cup, remove the lid, and microwave for a couple minutes until it’s hot. Seriously, what better way to cheer up a dreary day than a nice hot soup lunch?
Really, I’ve been taking pictures this week and thinking I should blog them, but not getting around to it. So, here they are, all together, just to catch up. I have guilty blogger syndrome, since I keep meaning to post but have put it off. Until now.
This is one of my favorite lunches! Home-made soup and a grilled cheese-tomato-onion sandwich. Yum! The soup is simple, I slice some veggies (onion, garlic, celery, carrots) and saute them in a bit of butter. When they’re tender, I sprinkle some flour over the veggies, then add in chicken stock, a can of chunk chicken meat, and a can of diced tomatoes. If I add some pasta, even the kids will eat this soup.
I’m so glad the weather is warming up! I got my little garden planted in the back yard, and have had plenty of help from the kids with keeping the little plants watered. E. actually had brought home a little bean plant from school which seemed to flourish while kept on the kitchen counter, but didn’t handle the transplant to the garden patch as well. I had to take out her poor withered plant, and allowed her to “adopt” one of mommy’s plants. She chose the biggest one, but tonight she told me that she was thinking of switching for “this one with the bug on it”. Given my poor track record with plants, I’m glad she is flexible in which plant she wants to care for.
And here’s my little guy. He fell asleep on the couch one morning this week, apparently tuckered out from all his playing. Do you see he’s wearing undies! Yes, we are working on the potty-training bit here. Maybe by the end of Summer, we’ll be through with diapers. Here’s hoping…