Hello! It’s another wintery day.Anthony and I met up with East Nasty today for their usual Wednesday jog. The group gets smaller during the cold, dark mornings of this season — but the few of us who continue to meet are a dedicated bunch of crazies.
Here’s what happens when you try to sprint up a hill in the dark and try to take a photo with a single mitten-ed hand.I did stop to take a shot of these nice Christmas lights, though! East Nashville is decked out in holiday decor.After I ran 3.5 with the group, my friend Katie and I tacked on 2.5 more together. Good run, good company!Moving right along to good food.
On the lunch menu this cold and dreary week: hot soup!Last year I fell in love with a Whole Living broccoli soup recipe (I made it here and here!) and I suddenly wanted to make it again. I thought of the soup while I was at the grocery store, so didn’t have time to look up the recipe — so I ended up winging it and using this Real Simple recipe for inspiration. Seems like the two broccoli soup recipes are pretty much the same, except that Real Simple throws in a couple potatoes for added creaminess. I took Real Simple’s recipe and tossed in two freestyle additions: beans and bacon :).So easy. So good. So healthy, depending on how tall you build your tower of bacon. And so cheap.And the green, white, and red colors remind me of Christmas. It’s so close!!
- Do you read Real Simple or Whole Living? Or any other magazines?
- Favorite type of bean?
- Holiday lights: White or multi-colored?