…and not the good kind of funk either. Less than an hour ago, I decided I just wanted to crawl back into bed, pull the covers over my head and call it a day. I don’t even know why?!? Was it something I ate? Was it because for the millionth time the dog peed on the floor? Who knows, I just know that right now, I’m in a funk. Today is one of those days I’m feeling defeated and annoyed. Not because of anything specific, just because. Vegging out in front of the TV with a container of Halo Top or 2, sounds like Heaven. But – today is the last day of the girls spring break and you know what? We did nothing but eat sushi and run errands. Nothing “fun”. No movies, no games (well, unless you count Uno), no real entertainment, I even made a list of all the fun stuff we could do and we did nothing. They both did have friends over and one did manage to obtain her driving permit (woo-hoo), we did go clothes shopping for school, so we did do some things, just not what I envisioned for two weeks of break. It’s raining and it’s cold and I’m just not in it to win it today. It’s definitely Funky Friday.
There’s a Weight Watchers recipe that’s made it around the block here a couple times and it’s pretty good. And since Sunday always seems like a soup day to me, I thought I’d whip some up since I had most of the ingredients on hand.
I decided to spice it up a bit (cuz beginning of the week is all about cleaning out what’s been in the fridge a little too long soooo…) here’s what I came up with for a delicious and souper (ha) satisfying bowl!
Veggie Velveeta Soup
1 32 oz. Swanson low sodium chicken broth
12 oz. Velveeta (would have used 2% had I had some, could have sworn I picked some up)
12 oz. frozen broccoli florets
2 10 oz. cans Rotel mild tomatoes and chilis
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 T. minced garlic
1 bunch bok choy
Cooked until cheese was melted and veggies were tender!
If you like Velveeta cheese, I highly recommend this recipe. Neither daughter would eat it, had too many vegetables in it, but the oldest dipped her chips into it saying it was “pretty good”.
Have a great rest of your weekend everyone!!
Sooo… I woke up this morning to find that Xiomara from It’s Friday let’s Bake had nominated my blog for a Liebster Award – how awesome is that?!! Thank you so much Xiomara!
I have to admit, I had to read up on what a Liebster Award was all about but now that I have a better idea, I’m so very excited to be nominated and look forward to other’s answers!
11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
- I am an East Coast girl.
- I have moved 12 times in my life.
- My favorite vacation destinations are Disney World and Las Vegas.
- I LOVE to cook and try new foods.
- I have lost 80+ lbs. in three years.
- I have never had a broken bone (knock on wood).
- The best friend I have now, I’ve known since Kindergarten.
- I met my significant other online.
- I didn’t start eating green peppers until I was 43 years old.
- My girls grew up in the same house that I grew up in.
- I’m an only child.
11 QUESTIONS FOR ME:
Q. Why did you start blogging? A. Originally I started blogging to write down things I didn’t want to forget, but some how it morphed into more of a food blog, hence the tag line about making up my mind.
Q. Assuming money was not an issue, what is the one thing you’re dying to do? A. Travel. I just want to travel. Constantly, in every possible way to every possible place. And safely!
Q. What is one international food dish you would love to make or want to learn to make? A. Sushi, that’s a pretty easy decision. I’ve made it once and eh, it was ok, but I’d like to make different kinds and be proficient at making it.
Q. What’s your favorite style of music? A. I like all types of music, but my favorite style would have to be Top 40 – whatever is popular at the time. My all time favorite music is 1970’s music, but I don’t think that’s a “style”.
Q. What is your favorite season and why? A. Spring. I love the temperatures that spring brings and it really is a rebirth. I feel like all things are possible in the spring.
Q. Do you have any pets? If no, are there any pets you would like? A. Oh yes, we have a dog, 3 cats and a fish! I love all animals, but we’re pretty much up to capacity here! I have always wanted a horse and a pig though!
Q. What’s the most important thing in your life? A. My relationship with my children and with my better half. They are my reason for living.
Q. What is your favorite dessert? A. That’s a tough question. My favorite desserts are ones with creamy fillings, creme brûlée, eclairs. I don’t think there’s actually a dessert I would turn down.
Q. Can you bake? Do you like to bake? A. I can bake and I love to bake! Baking is my favorite and I know it’s my kids favorite! I love to bake cookies and cupcakes especially but I’m not very good at baking cakes from scratch. I always think they come out too dense, I like light and fluffy.
Q. What are your hobbies? A. I don’t know that I really have hobbies any more since I bounce from one thing to another like I have ADHD, but I love to cook, bake, experiment in the kitchen, I love to take photos, I like to travel and read. Life is really busy right now, planning for college, a wedding, vacations…all hobbies in some capacity I suppose.
Q. What have you read or listened to recently that touched you? A. I’m reading a lot about preparing your children to leave for college, I think the realization that that time is coming up quickly is touching me – hard! I become teary eyed at the thought that my babies aren’t babies anymore! It’s kinda scary!
11 QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:
- Why did you start blogging?
- What is the theme of the blogs you follow the most?
- Whom do you feel has been the biggest influence in your life?
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- What would be your last meal?
- If you could be known for one thing, what would it be?
- What was the last thing that made you really laugh out loud?
- If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
- Do you drink – beer, wine or liquor? If so what?
- Do you think you’ll still be blogging 10 years from now?
- What’s your favorite thing to do when you have down time to yourself?
10 Liebster Award Nominations (in no particular order)!
https://greattastebuds.wordpress.com – warm kitchen; great food
https://inspirethemom.com – enjoying motherhood together
https://thecakechica.com – organic cooking; from scratch baking
https://noplatelikehome.com – inspiring tasty cooking & DIY for a busy life
https://grace2882.wordpress.com – living low carb for a healthier me!
https://sistersweetly.wordpress.com – living the sweet life one Saturday at a time
https://emotionalweightloss.wordpress.com – shedding the emotional blubber
https://cherichat.wordpress.com – marriage, mayhem and mirth
https://vanishingcoastalgeorgia.com – photographs by Brian Brown
The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award:
If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the award and in it you will:
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1100 followers. (I’ve seen the number of followers vary)
Create a new list of 11 questions for the nominated bloggers to answer.
List these rules in your post, feel free to copy and paste from here.
Once you have written and published it, you must:
Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)