Feb 6

So, when exactly does spring start?

Because I am TIRED of the winter.  Seriously over it.  I felt my latest sickness (that would be #4 for the season) coming on yesterday, but ignored it…surely if you ignore, it’ll go away, right?  Or if you have 3 (BIG) glasses of sangria…that’ll kill off any bugs, right?  WRONG.  This is the worst one yet 🙁

So, I’ll be staying home to recuperate, while Frank and Bella are at my cousin’s party with the delicious cookies I baked yesterday in tow.  I’ll be missing all the fun, the poker game, the laughs…and of course, the good food.

I needed something warm and comforting for lunch…3 cups of green tea just wasn’t cutting it after a while.  I resorted to one of my quick and easy soup “recipes” from my low-carbing days.  I had to get very creative back then to come up with ways to make some of my favorites.  Plus, when I feel like this, the last thing I want to do is be in the kitchen for a few hours.

This hit the spot, especially with some of my croutons sprinkled on top.

Quick and Easy Tomato Soup
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz) …if following a low carb diet, use whatever you can find with the lowest carb count
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 can fat free half and half (use tomato sauce can)
1/2 can water
crushed red pepper (LOTS of this, especially when I’m under the weather)
black pepper
garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until heated through.

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5 Responses to So, when exactly does spring start?

  1. Those are cute cookies you made yesterday for the party! Sorry you are sick and can’t go, but I hope you kept a few sweet treats for youself to enjoy at home.
    Atleast you will be able to see and hear every Superbowl commercial since you will be watching solo!

  2. Ann says:

    Melissa, Sorry that you’re sick! I want to pass on a Stylish Blogger Award to you.
    Come over to my blog to pick it up. Don’t feel obligated to accept it. I just want you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog.

  3. Come visit us down here in Florida! 🙂 It’s 70’s during the day and 50’s at night! No winter in sight!

  4. Helen says:

    Hope today finds you feeling better! Love the tomato soup; I always thought I had to make it from fresh tomatoes-who knew??

  5. Mary says:

    Melissa, I hope you are feeling better. It’s a shame you had to miss the party. Your soup sounds lovely. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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