Things Accomplished Today

by Chelcie on October 24, 2011

Today was probably the most productive day I’ve had in a while

I made notecards for Womens Studies (bleh) and Geography (double bleh)

I went to the bank..then bought a Pumpkin Spice Latte from starbucks. YUM but for $4.50?! ew.

I made my moms recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup!

It definitely tastes better when my mom makes it..but it was delicious nonetheless

Here is the recipe, copied directly from my momasitaa

Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup 

Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts
1 large box chicken stock
4 carrots
4 stalks celery
2 cups diced butternut squash
i large onion
3 bay leaves
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp salt
6 parsley sprigs
enough water to cover all ingredients

 

A.  Put all in a pot and bring to a boil – cook for 40 minutes simmering
B.  Remove chicken and bay leaves from pot and take chicken off the bones and chop
C.. Using your immersion blender, pulse til the desired consistency – i leave some of it choppy
D.. Put chicken back in pot along with any other veggies you want like corn or zucchini or diced tomatoes
E.. Cook rice or noodles separately and only add at the very end (skiiny noodles won’t soak up too much of the stock)
F.  You can make this a cuury soup by sauteing the chooped onion with 2 tbsp curry powder before adding the rest of the ingredients i.e. before step A  I put brown rice in with the curry version, you can also add a diced apple with the curry version
 

Back to the list of accomplishments..

I went to hand in a rental application for an apartment I’m hopefully living in next year!! fingers crossed!

I went to Calorie Killer class. and yup..it killed me. The whole time I felt like I wanted to die..but afterwards felt awesome

Then I came home and just made this recipe from Mama Pea

Thai Fried Quinoa!

Seriously one of my favorite Mama Pea recipes..and thats saying a lot because she is actually a genius

 

Topped with honey roasted peanuts, cherry tomatoes, and siracha

For dessert I’m thinking a piece of the halloween candy that magically made its way into the grocery cart last night..I’m also watching a program on food network all about halloween candy..NOT helping.

I hope everyone had a great Monday!

<3Chelcie