Rainy day and recipes

On a cooler, rainy day, what is better to warm you up then a nice, hot bowl of soup.  When September brings you cooler temperatures, and all you want to do is  to curl up on the sofa under a blanket and read a book.   But, first have a bowl of soup.

Rainy Day Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley

Directions:

  • In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until the vegetables and barley are tender. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup (prepared with ground turkey breast and low-sodium broth and V-8) equals 196 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 703 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

Note:   You can halve this recipe to make 6 servings.

1/2 pound gr turkey., 8 oz salsa, 23 oz v-8 juice, 8 oz of beans, etc.  Buying one of those  packages of shredded cabbage speeds up the process.

I always have on hand, cans of chicken broth, beans, potatoes,  barley and lentils ( for another soup).

Rainy days of summer, in the forecast for the next few days

Ahhh, for all the joys of summer, there’s the rainy days and thunderstorms as well.   Wish I had bought that pair of polka-dot rain boots at Target last fall!  The boots were brown with multi-colored polka-dots.  I took a pic with my cell phone camera, but alas,  do not have a cable to download the numerous photos.  There’ a ton of fun photos

stock photo : Polka dot red rain boots

Rainy Day

a rainy day in my garden

a rainy day in my garden

Life sometimes moves too fast and I decided that one way to slow it down is to capture life’s ordinary happenings in photos and video.

Here are photos of my kitchen garden on a rainy day.  The purple hue of my morning glories glisten after the rain.  It’s green leaves, too hold tiny water droplets.

rain droplets on morning glory flower

rain droplets on morning glory flower

Raindrops keep falling on my head……..

so I just did some talking to the sun

Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling……

And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done

Sleepin on the job

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