it's nearly Monday morning and the beginning of a new week. this weekend has been wonderful in the aspect of being privileged to 2 days of thunder and lightening storms and rain. i don't remember thunder lasting this long since many years ago when i was younger. i absolutely loved it! i even layed in bed today for a nap as it lulled me to sleep. every now and then the thunder would awake me, I'd smile, smoosh into my pillow, stretch and go back to sleep. i find that so comforting.
earlier today, i made a soup that has no name yet as i invented it as i went. the recipe will follow at the end if anyone cares to try it. it's very light, tasty and healthy... with a hint of Indian cuisine flavors. i had another bowl when i woke up from my nap, for dinner. we watched some TV tonight as the storm continued outside. it is still thundering & lightening now as i write.
i watched a special after everyone went to bed, called "DAD'S FOR MY DAUGHTERS" hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta... if you care to see it, click hErE. it was so touching, and endearing. i am thankful i was able to see it. if only every parent could love their children that much..
on Tuesday i go see my ortho doc and discuss the results of my nerve conduction test. hopefully he will decide whether or not to do surgery to repair my ulna nerve. it's not that i want another surgery, i dread it, but i need the full use of my left arm if i am ever to work again.
is anyone else sick of hearing about Joran Van Der Sloot? he supposedly killed Natalie Holloway 5 years ago and now another woman. the media is all caught up in what his jail cell looks like, in my opinion more so than the crimes he has committed. he is gloating in the attention he is getting right now and i find that disgusting.
but that's just moi.
have a good Monday!
for Christine's light-tasty-with-a-hint-of-Indian-flavor soup that's so easy to make.
15 cups of water in large pot
3 carrots diced
1 medium onion diced
3 Roma tomatoes diced with pulp
2 limes- juice in small bowl & set aside.
2 cups peas
i slightly over filled tablespoon Garam Masala [can be found in Indian spice isle]
black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/3 cup either chicken or vegetable bouillon in powdered form
1 cup packed chopped cilantro- measure once chopped
1/2 stick butter
slightly sauté all veggies in butter. add water, spices, lime juice, bouillon, and bring to a boil. simmer for an hour. add cilantro in final 30 minutes.
you can boil chicken breasts and remove to cut up meat when done. still add all of the ingredients mentioned along with chicken and still simmer 1 hour.
you can also add 1 cup uncooked rice or macaroni in last 30 minutes if you like that in your soup. enjoy!