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Motivated Sunday -- not

Sunday, October 13, 2013

But hey, at least I have dinner going. I've got some vegan chili in the crock pot for supper tonight, and for leftovers for the week. It's got soy chorizo, two cans of canellini beans, diced canned tomatoes, two colors of hominy, two chopped onions, chili powder and cumin. I used the broth from the beans and hominy for both flavor and thickening (I probably won't need the cornmeal slurry this time). It tasted good at the start, so I'm looking forward to how it tastes when it's finished (and tomorrow night after the flavors mingle). I'm going to make a batch of corn muffins to go with it (chili absolutely cries for some kind of hot bread or biscuits). I'm so happy that it's got the gorgeous brick red color I love in Mexican and Southwestern food, probably a mix of the chorizo and chili powder. Guilty confession: next time I probably won't use soy chorizo. I'll probably use beef or pork. And I'm guessing it won't stay vegan tonight, because knowing me, I'll probably put some shredded cheese on top of it.

I'm also planning to boil some eggs for sandwich spread and some tuna salad for sandwiches. But if I don't get them done tonight I'm not going to beat myself up because I do have PB&J in the pantry.

I have so no energy right now. Probably backwash from the difficult week I had. I'm really tired.

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/14/2013 12:57PM

    I can almost smell that chili! All you can do is the best you can with what you've got. Hope things are better in the coming week. emoticon

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LIS193 10/14/2013 12:27PM


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SHERYLDS 10/14/2013 10:35AM

    “Motivation is like food for the brain.
You cannot get enough in one sitting.
It needs continual and regular top up’s.” ~Peter Davies

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PATTYKLAVER 10/14/2013 8:35AM

    The chili does sound good - I'm going to have to make some now. I hear you about not having energy - my week was terrible, too and I'm paying for it. Hoping this week is better for both of us.

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MRS_TOAD 10/14/2013 7:18AM

    emoticon I'll be over to taste that chili!

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WINDSONG~ 10/14/2013 5:37AM


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MONETRUBY 10/13/2013 9:19PM

    That chili sounds delicious! I'll have to try some version of that.

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NASFKAB 10/13/2013 8:38PM

  chili seems great hope this week goes better for you

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CHEFSOPHIE 10/13/2013 8:17PM

    Well you may not have much energy, it sounds like you have gotten a lot done. I

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1CRAZYDOG 10/13/2013 8:07PM

    Well, the chili sounds good and you're so right . . . it does call for some kind of bread! Watched Bobby today on his show Barbecue Addiction and he made corn bread. Looks so good.

Hoping this week is better for you.

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IDICEM 10/13/2013 6:47PM

    Every day can't be perfect, and nothing is right for everyone. I really like how aware you are of what you're doing now and in the future, and why. Hope you have a great week!

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