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New meal, AS gone again and the eat-it-all goal

July 31st, 2017 at 09:56 pm

Sunday for lunch, we had the spicy Thai carrot soup I made the other day. We had it while the kids were at a playdate because I wasn't even going to try to get them to eat it. Smile I liked it, NT didn't have much to say one way or the other, but to my surprise, AS -- who doesn't really like soup, doesn't like spice and has no strong opinion about carrots -- loved it and had two big bowls! 34 new meals down, 16 to go!

AS headed out this morning for another trip. This one is 10 days, but it doesn't come with the stress of worrying about a family member's health, or AS's state of mind -- it's just a work trip -- and it has a definite return date, so that's a lot less stress on my end too.

On the eat-it-all goal, we used some stuff up this weekend (many veggies and seitan and satay sauce -- in a stir-fry and a slaw and by snacking) and threw out a bit (a handful of basil that was too limp to save). Tonight I'm going to make a soup for Tuesday using as many veggies as I can--I think I can use everything not slated for another meal, except cucumbers (which I'm hoping the kids will eat up as snacks, but I may use some to make a cucumber salad...) and beets (which would turn the whole soup purple ... maybe I'll pickle them like I did last time I had beets...). I'll leave aside some garlic and onion and one carrot for other meals we have planned, but other than that I want to try and use everything in the soup. (It'll be very green-bean heavy, but oh well!) Then hopefully we'll have a clean slate in terms of fresh veggies, just in time for our next CSA delivery Wednesday!

3 Responses to “New meal, AS gone again and the eat-it-all goal”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Can you share the carrot soup recipe? It sound SO good!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Sure, here you go!

    https:// minimalistbaker.com/creamy-thai-carrot-soup-with-basil/

    I don't think I used quite as much chili-garlic sauce as she lists and it was plenty spicy. She mentions brown sugar at the end, so I squeezed a bit of agave nectar into it (not much, maybe half a teaspoon). We topped with cilantro and basil (mostly cilantro for me, mostly basil for NT). Oh, and I cooked up some rice and we dropped a scoop into each of our bowls for texture. I also had it with potato chips at lunch today, kind of dipping them in as I ate, and that was good too.

    To me it tasted better with age, so you could make it the day before and then heat it up.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Thanks!!

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