Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Getting Creative With Leftover Soup

by Meghann on October 18, 2011

Do you have some extra thick squash soup lying around?

Well, do I have an idea for you!

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Start with two pieces of bread and some cold tempeh ( or tofu or steak or nothing)

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Slop on some cold left over soup.

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Add cheese! (this is the very important part!)

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Flip it over

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Grill for 5 minutes or until cheesy.

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Done!

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This was so good! I loved the way the cheese and the left over soup melted together and masked the bland flavor of the tempeh. They also really played up the cheesy, squishy texture that makes grilled cheeses so great. Yum!

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Apple slices on the side.

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The squash soup also made an untraditional appearance at dinner. The thick texture of the soup really had thinking it would make a great pasta sauce, but – since we didn’t have pasta – I had to improvise with some roasted broccoli and tempeh.

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I reheated a little bit of the soup with some pasta sauce, then added a sprinkle of cheese on top.

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I couldn’t get a pretty photo of it, but I promise it was good. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mixing the pasta sauce with the squash soup gave the soup a great tomato flavor that went well over the broccoli and tempeh. If I had the time I bed the mis would have also made a great baked ziti or lasagna filling.

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Between meals I…

Snacked on some trail mix with cereal

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And ran with the Tampa Tri Team.

I didn’t see the email that tonight’s practice was cancelled due to rain until I pulled into the parking lot of the track. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one who missed the memo and there were three other team members ready to run. The predicted rain ended up just being a few scary, black clouds that merely produced a few sprinkles. A whole bunch of fuss over nothing.

The four of us pulled together and designed a workout of :

  • 4 x 400
  • 2 x 800
  • 4 x 400

I averaged 1:35 for the first 400s, then 4:00 for the 800s (recovery pace), and 1:45 for the last 400s.   I started out way too fast in my first 400s and totally blew my energy for the final sets. Grr…

One final treat before bedtime.

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When I saw the New Justin’s Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups arrive on my front doorstop this afternoon (the company had sent me a few samples), I knew I had to have one. A dark chocolate peanut butter cup filled with Justin’s yummy, creamy peanut butter?!?! Where could you go wrong?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This may be one of the few chocolate desserts where the peanut butter actually outshines the chocolate. I wanted to crack the shell open and just lick every pick of peanut butter out. The dark chocolate was ok, but the peanut butter was the main event here.

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Yum. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry my photos are lackluster this evening. I did a little trouble shooting with my DSLR and confirmed (after purchasing two new cards and having the same error happen to both of them) it wasn’t the SD card. Tomorrow I’m bringing my baby to a camera shop in Orlando and am already crossing my fingers for a quick and pain free recovery. Wish us luck!

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