A Friday morning choice.

It’s Friday. A good excuse to blow off the fact that I did not have anything prepared to take for lunch today. I could “grab” something out, perhaps a splurge, a treat, a reward, a nice way to end the week, or start the weekend, I will be extra good tomorrow, I will….STOP it. Stop thinking that talking yourself into making a bad choice will make it less painful when you come home tonight feeling like crap! Is THAT how you want to start your weekend? Apparently my healthy voice was wide awake while my junk food voice was still snoozing because the healthy voice won easily this morning.

What to make, what to make? People often ask how I cook without any kind of recipe, I don’t find it too hard and while I sometimes  get it wrong , I love thinking about how food goes together, who can be friends even if they come from different places in the kitchen. Here is an example of how I made something with what I had available. I opened the fridge and did not have much to choose from, then I saw it. The plastic container that held the roasted squash and two small yukon potatoes I have made two nights ago. I have 20 minuets to get something together before I had to get leave for work. This is what happened, this is how I made a good choice this morning.

In a small pot I added a drizzle of olive oil, one small onion diced, one zucchini peeled and diced, salt, pepper, a dash of dried thyme, a sprinkle of dried shallots, then I let them sweat for about 5 minuets.

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I then added the roasted squash and potatoes.

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threw in two handfuls of spinach to the pot and gave it a stir.

 

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I added a small amount of low fat sour cream, and about 1/3 cup of vanilla almond milk and 1/3 cup of water…but  I did not measure anything.

 

 

 

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I am not a gadget person, it’s not how I cook but I LOVE and adore my emulsion hand blender, and I use it for everything from soups to dressings to mashed potatoes, if you don’t have one I recommend you give it a whirl…so to speak. I used the hand blender to make the soup a creamy consistency.

 

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I adjusted the seasonings and gave it a stir the final product was delicious and healthy and along with a slice of whole grain bread with it will be a filling and perfect lunch on a very cold Friday afternoon.

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I feel better about my day already!

 

<3

Lori

 

 

 

 

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