Crushed, But Saved By The Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I came out of church service Sunday to find it raining. While earlier in the week, we had 90+ degree temps.

The weather called out to me to make a soup. I’ve never done that before!!! I used cans of: diced garlic & basil tomatoes, green beans, small can of southwestern corn, some chicken broth, fresh ingredients: carrots, small red potatoes, green onions (cooked in a Tbsp of olive oil and garlic powder), and one hamburger patty. I cooked up a box of whole-wheat rotini and added that last.

After that cooked for a while, the house was starting to smell tasty, the way I’d hoped. EXCEPT my son emerged from his cave (oops, bedroom), with his shirt over his nose and asked me what smelled so disgusting, so horrible. I thought he was kidding, but he was not. I was crushed.

When if finished cooking, and since my Dad eats at home on Sunday nights, I asked him if he wanted a bowl, and he told me he wasn’t hungry! He ate a sandwich a little bit later. Crushed again. My son had asked about the disgusting smell in front Dad, so I am guessing that polluted his thinking. Oh well, I can always try again using a recipe, but really, I think it tastes good. Which is good because I am having a serving every day!
While shopping for ingredients for the aforementioned soup at Safeway Sunday, I found a limited edition yogurt flavor, Pumpkin Pie. Woo Hoo! I bought two cartons and by this morning (Tuesday) those were gone. I stopped on my way to work to replenish, thinking of a “pumpkin pie” dessert after lunch today, only to find it sold out. And there won’t be a delivery until tomorrow, ☹ .

I only wish it was nonfat, but at 170 calories, 2g fat, 5g protein, 40% of Vit A, 25% of calcium, I think it is a wonderful, mostly healthy dessert. I plan on freezing a carton, for a pumpkin “ice cream” (which I normally go crazy over at this time of year).
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  • NLS2013
    Aww, that's too bad. They don't know what's good. Sometimes people say and do things and don't realize how much it can hurt.

    3101 days ago
    Hey, what is your family disgusted by good food??? Poor you. The soup sounds good, but personally, I like cooking everything from scratch, so no canned stuff for me. I have a wonder soup cook book that tells how to make real stocks, so I go on binges and freeze batches to put into soups later. Lot's of work, but so worth it! Keep up the good work! I'd have eaten it...Ooops, I forgot to say, I'll eat almost anything or I wouldn't be trying to lose weight all the time. LOL

    CMY (Carol)

    3104 days ago
    I read your Crushed #2 and had to go back to read #1. As long as you lilked the soup, that's the important thing. Keep working at it.
    3104 days ago
    Your soup sounds really delicious! Don't let yourself get down by your son and your dad- at least it means there's more left for you! emoticon
    3105 days ago
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