Awww… that title makes me want to marathon me some Sesame Street. I love that adorable show. I don’t care how old you are, you can always learn something from that there program… like overgrown talking yellow birds are friendly… and green things that live in garbage cans are grouchy and probably contain more bacteria per square inch than a public restroom door handle (I just dry heaved writing about a public restroom door handle… that’s like my least favorite kind of handle!) Moving on… gonna try to tackle 3 days today in an effort to play The List catchup. Without further ado… BRING IT!
Sit down and truly enjoy a home cooked meal. Identify the flavors you love the most.
I made enchilada soup, which is a feat in itself since I hate enchiladas, hot/spicy things, and soup. LOL!!! You go, Whitney… bring on that 5-year-old palate… but, I totally dug the soup. It was mighty tasty and hit the spot on a cold day. Flavors I enjoyed the most… the taste of the spicy green chilies cooled down some with light sour cream… and that dagnabbed green enchilada sauce was mighty tastee too.
– 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth for you nonvegetarians)
– 2 cups milk
– 1 can low sodium kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
– 1 can low sodium corn (drained)
– 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
– 1 can (16 to 19 ounces) green chilie enchilada sauce
– 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
– 1/2 cup onion, chopped
– Chicken (again, nonvegetarians)
You can chuck all that into a slow cooker and cook for something like 4 hours (less if you aren’t adding the chicken). But I just threw it all in a pot on the stove, brought it to a boil, and then turned it down to low and simmered it for about 30 minutes.
Garnish with sour cream (helps tone down the heat from the chilies), tostitos or corn chips, and cheese.
Take a slow walk and appreciate the capabilities of your body.
I paid close attention to this when I was on the treadmill tonight. It’s amazing how resilient this body of mine is. It should be shot to heck with how badly I’ve treated it over the years… but it just keeps on kickin’. It’s amazing the difference I feel when I’m exercising now as opposed to when I first started. I was out of breath and wanting to die within seconds of beginning exercising back in the old days… now, I’m totally fine going a good hour or more, depending on my mood.
Eat something you don’t usually consume.
See above… I’d guess that enchilada crapola counts for something. I also was surprised the other morning to open my front door and see 2 freshly planted piles of doggy doo doo treats (or so Lucy my cat thought they were). I was tempted to try a bite of that but then the medication kicked in and I took off the strait jacket. I guess in some countries it is considered a compliment to have the neighbor’s dog poop on your porch. At least it wasn’t on fire…
Question of the Day: What’s the last “new” food you tried?
PS- Just wanted to take a minute to thank the Veterans for serving our country. Freedom is an awesome privilege but it didn’t come for free. Thank you all you brave men and women! Have a great weekend, friends… and thanks for reading!