Farm Stand Noodle Soup, Books and Walking

I am so lazy about updating lately.  What's up with that? The meals have been good, the crocheting is moving along at a glacial pace, we've watched a few movies.....nothing exciting.

The Dinner:   I had a happy accident with a dinner that wasn't up to expectations.

This farm stand pasta was meant to be the main course.  I used the food processor to shred zucchini and I used a sharp knife for the corn, tomatoes and onions.  When combined with these tiny tubular pasta it was meant to be a bowl meal.  Well, it actually was  a bowl meal but alas, it was too much of a lightweight dinner so....the obvious solution is - turn it into soup.

That's a winner for us as we bring lunch to work 98% of the time. Healthier and more economical. This is also a nice way to welcome Deb back to the blogging world by sharing a new recipe.


Add broth and more veggies to the pot. I sauteed garlic, more corn and onion and tossed in leftover green beans. It was perfect for a work lunch and transported well. Nothing hard about this "recipe". It's not vegan as I added Parmesan cheese but I did use vegetable broth so...vegetarian friendly.

Bookish stuff: Doug is reading Genghis Khan and it sounds very interesting, the bits he's shared with me so far.  I was just about to start The Dry by Jane Harper but the library just notified me of the latest Rachel Joyce novel I had on hold.  Guess I will start that book once we swing by the library.

   gengis music shop

Exercise: Still walking every day and getting loads of steps in.  Aja takes us on a whirlwind walk in the mornings.  Once home we dry her feet and chase her around house as she runs, toy in mouth and flying around corners.  Then we walk for another half hour.  Plus the FitBit reminds us to get up and walk when we get to work.  Maintaining weight in spite of getting pizza once a week. #win

After a big walk and run she is ready to sleep.  Not too spoiled, right?


Soup and Chowder: I'm making gumbo again soon so I will be sure to share that, it's a favorite.  Also, we have been freezing the leftover grilled fish so looks like another chowder is in order.  Nice winter meals.

I am linking up with Deb for Souper Sunday.  Check out her Miso Soup with chickpeas and pasta HEREWelcome back, Deb!

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Mae Travels said...

Beautiful soup! Parmesan cheese enhances so many vegetable flavors.

Your books look good too.

best... mae at

Vicki said...

I love soup growing up and then had many years of not wanting it. The last few years have brought soup cravings and so I'm trying different ones from time to time. Your's sounds good.

Katherine P said...

You're great at changing course like that! I'd have been lost. The Genghis Khan book looks good and I really need to read Rachel Joyce. I've been doing yoga lately. I've started Yoga with Adriene's Yoga Revolution 31 Day program. I just finished Day 9 and so far I'm really liking it. I have plans to start walking more but it's too cold to go outside!

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

That soup looks really good! I'm going to have to check that book about Ghengis Khan out. I read a book about him in November called Genghis Khan and the Quest for God by the same author! It was a great listen, and very well narrated. I highly recommend it.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks like you are keeping busy! ;-) Your soup looks delicious--a great way to re-purpose a meal. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays and for being so supportive while I was out. I feel the love. ;-)

Tina said...

Thanks all! I surely do appreciate the nice comments. Hope you are staying warm where you are!

Seven Hour Lamb with White Beans <br>{ make that less than 2 hours in the Instant Pot}</br>

It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...