What I Ate Wednesday #7

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First, as always, thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW!

I was home sick today for the third day in a row with a double ear infection, sinus infection, and a cough that just won’t quit. This is the point where I start to go stir crazy. I’m actually looking forward to going back to work tomorrow – which I will do, cough or not!

I really didn’t eat meals per se – I pretty much just snacked on stuff as I got hungry at different points during the day. I had half of a toasted Udi’s gluten-free bagel this morning with some low fat cream cheese. (I didn’t bother taking a picture of that). A little while later, I had a banana. I didn’t bother with that either.

When it got to be around lunchtime, I reheated what was left of the soup I made last night for dinner. It tasted just as good as it did last night – which was AMAZING! You can find the recipe for this yummy Creamy Mushroom Brie White Bean Soup here.

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Later in the afternoon, I started getting a little hungry, so I broke out my new version of cheese and “crackers”.

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Then a little while before dinner, I wanted something sweet. I remembered that I got this sample pack of Funky Monkey fruit snacks in my December KlutchClub box…

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Definitely interesting – sweet, but a little bit tart from the lime. Definitely crunchy. I liked it – but I’m curious to see what other flavors they have. It only had 110 calories, so not bad for an afternoon snack!

Dinner was a burrito bowl from Chipotle that hubby was kind enough to bring home for me. I didn’t bother taking a picture of that either. Hey – what can I say? I’m sick. Forgive me. 🙂

I promise to do better next time around. Just didn’t have much energy to do much of anything today. I even thought about making soup this afternoon, but just ran out of steam. I have a butternut squash and apple soup recipe just waiting to be made…hopefully that will happen for dinner tomorrow!

What are your favorite things to munch on when you don’t really want a meal?

Do you have any favorite sick-day comfort foods?


Crazy Good Soup!

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Thanks to my blogging buddy Jenn over at Peas and Crayons, I have a really amazing soup recipe to share with you tonight! Just made this for dinner and it got rave reviews! I warmed up an Udi’s gluten-free baguette in the oven to dunk in the soup, and you can’t get much better than that!! I do have to say, I wound up having to thin the soup out a tiny bit. I used heavy cream AND cream cheese (the reduced fat kind) and it made the soup really thick. I added a little bit of milk and chicken broth at the end to thin it out. I don’t think I’ll ever look at mushroom soup the same way again… Click on the link below to be taken to the world of creamy soupy deliciousness!!

Creamy Mushroom Brie White Bean Soup


The Miracle of a Bowl of Soup

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I’m on day 6 of feeling rather…well…icky. I finally gave in and went to the doctor today. Thanks to an ear infection and some kind of throat thing for making me feel so awful! Got some antibiotics and hopefully I’ll start feeling better soon!

In the meantime, today is a chilly, rainy day in my part of the world. The perfect day to stay home (which I did) and snuggle up under a blanket with some tea (which I also did). When lunchtime rolled around, I really wanted soup. There’s just something comforting about a bowl of soup when you’re feeling under the weather. Usually I like to make my own because I can control what goes in it – plus I’m a pretty darned good cook, if I do say so myself. I just didn’t have it in me to do that today, so thankfully I had several kinds to choose from in my pantry. There was Thai tomato coconut, butternut squash bisque, creamy tomato, black bean, chunky vegetable, and sweet potato tomatillo. I went for the sweet potato – I found it while I was shopping a couple of weeks ago when I had a coupon for the new Campbells bisques.

Here you see the open container in my fridge (my favorite unsweetened vanilla almond milk is behind it). Even the package is pretty appealing. Here is the nutrition info – not the best, but not the worst I have ever seen. Most people would wind up eating the whole thing, but I did stick to one serving (half the package).

I had it with a handful of Wheat Thins – for some reason I have a need for crunchy things along with my soup. I think it all stems from my love of oyster crackers from when I was a kid. Here’s what the soup looked like – it was really tasty! It was smooth and creamy, but not too creamy. It had a little bit of spice, and a definite tang from the tomatillos. I definitely enjoyed it, and would try it again. I guess that’s kind of silly to say given the fact that I still have half of a container left! Of course mine doesn’t look quite as nice as on the box, but I’m sure I could have topped it off with something fancy. I was thinking a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and maybe a few chopped scallions would probably be pretty tasty.

I’m going to go refresh my mug of tea and rest up so I can get better! Now for today’s questions to you…

What are your favorite foods when you’re feeling under the weather?

Do you have a favorite go-to soup?

Any great soup recipes to share??