…for soup!

But before we get to that, I tried a new drink that I got as a sample after my race a few weeks ago.

It claims to “control the appetite” – so I decided to give it a try when the mid-afternoon hunger struck. The stats aren’t bad…

It does have some weird ingredients, but it held me over until about 5:30 – tasted good, too.

After the “snack” wore-off, I made some good veggie/turkey soup. When it’s been snowing for 2 days straight, you’ve gotta make soup. Am I right?

This was my first soup of the season and it was so good.

I like to use ground turkey in soups – keeps me full – plus every veggie I can get my hands on. This particular soup included: onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, green peppers and the white addition is hominy. I also added some Italian seasoning and about 4 cups of water. A good mix.

Here it is pre-cooking. After bringing it to a boil over high heat, I let it sit on low heat for about an hour.

Here’s (one of my) bowls.

I had 2.

Then I decided that it had been too long since I had made (or eaten) dessert…so I tried my hand at a recipe I saw on Rachael Ray. I didn’t have cranberries, and instead of store bought pie crust, I used pastry dough that I made a while ago and stored in the freezer. Other than that, I followed the recipe.

Oooh flaky pastry dough…I love you so much. This was delicious. I forgot how much I love baked apples. A great ending to a Thursday – my favorite day of the week. Now I’m off to watch The Office.

What is your favorite day of the week and why?


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