Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snow Day!

It’s snowing outside, it’s so pretty! We don’t see this very often in Arkansas.
This morning as I got up to get ready for church, I got pretty hungry. I knew I didn’t have time to fix anything for breakfast so I figured I would do my usual stop at Starbucks on the way.  I knew I couldn’t have any caffeine or added sugar so my options were limited. I went with the vanilla roobios tea and a turkey bacon, egg white sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin. I love their sandwiches!

I did a little research on the difference between egg whites and egg beaters. There are lots of opinions out there but I decided that if I wanted a healthier option for me, I would choose egg whites over egg beaters. Egg beaters are egg whites with food coloring to make them yellow with some added vitamins.  I would rather stay with the good ole natural egg than to eat added long word ingredients.

Church was great this morning! Pastor Rick is doing a new series on Luke, where we will be going chapter to chapter. Today we learned a little background on Luke and who he was before he wrote a book that would soon be part of the Holy Bible.

After church I decided it was a good day for some taco soup. It’s pretty cold outside and I was just craving a warm bowl of goodness. I also got to use some of my mom’s canned whole tomatoes that I’ve been wanting to use.
It went like this….

Taco Soup
½ lb of ground turkey
1 packet of taco packet
1 cup of frozen corn
2 cans of black beans (drained)
1 can of ranch style beans
1 can of Rotel or diced tomato
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 cup of water
1 cup of vegetable broth
1 can of whole tomatoes
Cook ground turkey and add taco packet when meat is almost brown. Drain beans and add the rest of the ingredients into stew pot. Simmer for 30 min. Enjoy with a little cheese and sour cream if you wish.

It started snowing about 3pm here and I immediately started craving hot cocoa. So I poured myself a cup of almond milk and heated it up in the microwave. I then added a tablespoon of natural unsweetened cocoa and a teaspoon of agave.

Kyle and I ate leftovers for dinner and then decided to take a walk across the street to Kroger to pick up some food just in case I don’t have to work tomorrow; let’s hope! We had so much fun walking in the snow!

Moses playing in the snow