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Monday Already?

Weekend Recaps – In Case You Missed It:

Friday: I Heart Artichoke Hearts
Saturday: My First Race of 2010!
Sunday: Sharz, A Show and Sleepy Sunday

Good morning – welcome to the start of a new work week. Groan – I know. But before I get into this week, I’m going to do a quick recap of the rest of Sunday.

After waking up a bit late on Sunday, I set to making a quality breakfast. I had planned on making some for Hubby as well, but he had to leave to go play football in the freezing cold. So instead, I made some oatmeal pancakes for myself using Tina’s adapted recipe, which I guess came from KERF. I topped my pancakes with a mashed blueberry, water and sugar mixture. I also had a cup of hazelnut coffee.

My huge breakfast kept me full for most of the day. I had a light lunch pretty late in the day consisting of an apple with cheddar cheese.

After I did two loads of laundry and cleaned the apartment a bit, I decided to make some soup. I popped out to the store to pick up a few items and then set to work making tomato-basil soup (from cookinglight.com) with a side of sautéed brussels sprouts.

Tomato-Basil Soup

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


  • 2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 3  garlic cloves, minced
  • 3  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2  cups  fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Basil leaves (optional)


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in the broth, salt, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in basil.

Place half of the soup in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed soup into a bowl, and repeat procedure with remaining soup. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.


For the brussels sprouts, I just sautéed them in a little olive oil to start, along with some mushrooms. Then after about 5 minutes I added 1/4 cup of chicken broth along with some salt, thyme, pepper and onion salt. I sautéed until they were tender and then removed.

The soup was pretty good and I had enough leftover that I can bring it with me to work two days this week – I love that! Do you plan meals ahead to make leftovers for taking to work? I always try to if it’s a meal I think would be a decent lunch.

After dinner I finished up the blueberries I opened this morning as dessert – but I gobbled them up so quickly I didn’t take a picture.

Then I read a little bit of my new book before bed. I’m reading The Weight of Silence and it is definitely a quick read. I’m already about 80 pages in. I’m liking it so far, but I will keep you posted and will write a review when I’m done.

And so we begin our second week of the New Year – I have a bunch of projects I’m working on at work so I’m hoping my week will fly by. I’m also going for a run with a fellow blogger tonight after work – finally getting a chance to run outside during the week despite the darkness. And then this coming weekend I’m attending a bachelorette party! 2010 is shaping up to be a busy year.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun, have any great workouts, good eats or good reads?

Have a good Monday all!