Happy Saturday! Today's been a pretty productive day so far. House is clean and laundry is done, there isn't much to do really since I've had so much time off. Actually, I can't remember the last time I've been this caught up on laundry. It's really a nice feelin'. Although, I think that my days wishin' that I could be a domestic engineer (as one of my fellow bloggers called it) are diminishing by the day. I.AM.BORED. I'm usually pretty crafty but with holiday travels in the near future and everything that comes along with it, there isn't a lot of extra mula for me to spend on my lost hobbies. I'm scheduled to go back to work this Thursday, I can't say that I miss my job, but I am kinna ready to get back into the swing of things. My only concern is with my bra. See, I'm
well endowed blessed, and I've got a nice incision right on my bra line and I haven't been able to wear one since the surgery. I wore one yesterday, but I felt that my bra was just rubbin' the scab off and it got pretty irritated. Ewww. So hopefully, I'll be all ready to go by Thursday.
I'm still enjoying my Week 2 since I love soups so much, and I'm really enjoying cooking and trying new recipes. But I'm getting pretty hungry. I can't wait to get on mushies and then being able to start workin' solids in soon after that. I'll actually be on solids come Thanksgiving, plus I have zero restriction, and I won't have a fill until 11/29. I have to say that I am excited about that, ya know, being able to eat at Thanksgiving and all, but I'm really anxious for this restriction I hear y'all talkin' about. Cause I don't have it! :(
Yesterday, I tried my hand at some Tomato Basil Soup and it was fantastic! My hubby even liked it and he never enjoys Tomato Basil Soup. Of course, I had to bribe him with a
delicious unhealthy grilled cheese sandwich, but still, he ate it and loved it. Since these soups are not high protein, I'm still drinkin' a shake at dinner time to meet all my protein or I'll have a small cup of Greek yogurt. The soups are low enough in calories so I think it's okay. I actually understand now why they make Chicken Stock flavored protein powder. So if you have some, add it to some water and pour in the soup instead of the chicken stock.
Tomato Basil Soup
3 lbs of Roma Tomatoes
1 28oz can of Roma Tomatoes (with juice)
3 cups of Chicken Stock
1 cup of Fresh Basil leaves (chopped)
1 tspn of Fresh Thyme
6 garlic cloves
2 white onions (chopped)
3 tbsp of EVOO
Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut Roma tomatoes in half, toss with 1 tbsp of EVOO, salt and pepper and layer on baking sheet. Roast for 45 min.
Saute onions, garlic, 2tbpn of EVOO on stove top until onions start to brown. Add chicken stock, can tomatoes with juice, basil, and thyme. Once tomatoes are done roasting, add them to pot including all juices from pan. Let boil and simmer for 40 minutes. Season to taste and puree when done.
This makes about 16 1/2 cup servings.
Nutrition Facts for 1/2 cup:
Here are some essentials for Week 2:
- Anything from Week 1
- Sugar Free Pudding
- Campbells Soup at Hand - I don't puree them, I just drink them. I just make sure to chew anything chunky real well, but they are also extremely small. I also have no restriction so I'd just listen to what your body is tellin you
- Sugar Free Applesauce
- V8 soups
- Greek Yogurt 0% milkfat - it's packed with protein, just add a packet of stevia and a little honey or pureed fruit and it's great!