Friday, March 25, 2011

I need me a sister wife.....

I was sitting on the couch the other night in all my bloated belly glory, watching a show about polygamy. ((I know what your thinking but I could not turn my eyes away from it.)) It was fascinating to me.

My hubs who was getting some work done in the same room, turned to me with a smirk and asked how I would like it if he took another wife on. He was sort of smirking like "my pregnant wife would kill her and then come after me" type thing.

I looked down at my belly and my charlie horse ridden legs and then I made a quick sweep of my living room. My perfectly picked up room 3 hours before was now littered with coloring books and My Pretty Ponies.

I looked at him with all sincerity and said " I would love it."

He looked at me with shock.

I thought about how everyones laundry just shows up clean and folded in their drawers, healthy dinners show up at the table, the house is cleaned and picked up a million times a day and the all the shopping gets done. This isn't counting the books read to children, building a lincoln log homes, candy land, hugs, medical care, T-ball games....the list goes on and on.

So I have decided that I need a wife.

I would love someone to tell me when they have scheduled my dentist appointment for me, prepare a balanced yet delicious lunch, or clean out the pantry. I could get sick and not worry that the house will fall To simply have the luxury to not remember things because I know someone is there to remember for me, remind me, take care of things.....what would that be like?

I snapped back into reality that I will be the one and only wife in this home...but its tempting, isn't it?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An easy and low cal recipe!

I didn't do a Menu plan this week because, well...... I am tired and just plain got behind. Which is ok. I am giving myself an out and doing lots of pulling from the freezer. :)

That being said, I am sharing another diabetic recipe that I have found that is easy and yummy. (Not to mention low calorie, low fat and balanced.)


Beef Vegetable Soup

1 beef shank bone with 1lb. meat
2-1/2 quarts water
2 bay leaves
1/3 cup chopped celery leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp Morton Lite Salt ® Mixture
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 envelope (1oz.) onion soup mix
1 can (15oz.) stewed tomatoes with juice
1 package (10oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup peeled, diced potatoes
1 cup sliced celery

Remove any fat from the beef.

In a large, covered soup pot, simmer the beef bone with meat in water with bay leaves, celery leaves, parsley, Morton Lite ® Salt Mixture, pepper, and onion soup mix until meat is tender, about 2-1/2 hours.

Remove the one, meat and bay leaves. Chill broth and remove any fat. Cut meat into bite size pieces and return to broth. Discard bone and bay leaves.

Add tomatoes, frozen vegetables, potatoes, and celery.

Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve hot.

See the nutritional info and the original recipe here!