WIAW: lazy bones (chicken & veggie soup)

I am going to be honest with ya. I am exhausted. I am tired of work. I am tired of cleaning. I am just plain tired. So tired that my eyes are itching. (No, it’s not pink eye.)

When I am tired, I am lazy. All I want to do it sit on the couch and watch Ellen. She can turn any frown upside down. I just love her and wish I had her confidence and humorous bone.

Speaking of LAZY.. here are my foods recently for this week’s WIAW (thanks to Jenn). I haven’t been putting in any sort of effort.. but there is a yummy soup recipe đŸ™‚

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Breakfast:

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the ultimate bite…

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Lunch:

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Dinner:

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Snack: a bowl of peanut flour.. just like the one from breakfast.

I told you, I am BORING!

BUT…. this recipe is EASY and delicious. I make it at least twice a week in the winter time…

Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:
-1 onion, diced
-1T garlic
-4 celery sticks
-4 carrots
-2 chicken breasts, diced
-6-10 cups chicken stock
-2 bay leaves
-black pepper (optional)

Directions:
1. In a large stock pot, sautee onion and garlic until onion is translucent.
2. While onion is cooking, chop celery and carrots.
3. Stir in veggies.
4. After veggies are starting to smell yummy (and become warm), stir in chicken.
5. Add in chicken stock. Stir.
6. Throw in bay leaves and sprinkle pepper. Let soup sit until it comes to a boil.
7. Turn heat down to low. Let sit 10 minutes (or until veggies are tender to your liking).

I promise you will like this recipe. Don’t forget to take out the bay leaves!

I hope you have been more active and upbeat than I have been…

Oh well. Tomorrow is another day.

xoxo, Haley

Question: What pulls you out of a rut??

WIAW 1: sick eats

Before I started blogging, I would read everyone’s What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) posts.. I loved seeing what was for breakfast at Heather’s or what Laura was making for dinner that day… So, I decided to join the linkup and show you all what I had while I was home sick on Tuesday…

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Hop over to Jenn’s corner of the Internet at http://www.peasandcrayons.com/ to see what else is being cooked up!

Considering I am feeling under the weather, the first thing I did upon waking up at 8:30 (silver lining to being sick=sleep) was chug water and take two headache blasters.

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When I woke up, I knew I had felt better than the day before, but I was still talking with a sexy stuffed nose voice (you all know what I mean), had a splitting headache, and was running on no energy.

My next stop was the kitchen to mix up something warm and tasty. Who am I kidding? I couldn’t taste a thing.. I knew I wanted oatmeal, so I made my French Toast Oats (recipe at the bottom) with a side of peanut flour and a Fuji.

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After leaving the kitchen table, I plopped on the couch to catch up on The Bachelor from last night. Stanley was not enthused. He takes after The BF when it comes to hating that show… I adore it. It is embarrassing to admit I watch it. It is just too good to look away. Like a car accident–ya know?

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Around noon, I thought I should spruce up my vitamin intake to boost my immune system.. Little late, eh? We had some Airborne on hand from the last time The BF was sick.

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Doesn’t it just look so much fancier in a wine glass? In fact, I think I felt better immediately…

Lunch time was approaching, but I was not hungry… However, I knew I needed to eat to keep fighting off whatever is attacking me inside. I made an easy homemade soup with chicken broth, frozen veggies, fresh broccoli, and coleslaw cabbage. It was pretty uneventful but it got fluids in me.

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Snacking was not on my mind today. I did munch on a couple carrots… but my appetite is pretty much MIA.

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Dinner looks much like lunch, however I put a little more effort into it. I made my favorite homemade soup that is so creatively named Chicken & Veggie Soup.

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It consisted of chicken (shocker!!), carrots, onions, celery, and garlic. All cooked up in chicken broth.. delicioso whether you are sick or not.

Then, this happened.

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Sorry I’m not sorry for eating unclean.. Sometimes ya gotta squash the craving.

I got No Sugar Yo Frappe topped with Chocolate froyo and yogurt chips.

mmm mmm good.

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French Toast Oats

What You Need:

-1/2 cup oats

-1 to 1 1/2 cups water

-1t vanilla

-1T cinnamon

-1/4 to 1/2 cup egg whites

-SF syrup

How-To:
1. Boil the water and add in the oats.
2. Add in vanilla once oats begin to plump and stir.
3. Mix in cinnamon.
4. Stream in egg whites and stir constantly to prevent clumps.
5. Continue stirring to make sure the eggwhites are cooked thoroughly.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and stir in a tablespoon of SF syrup.
7. Top off with more cinnamon and a drizzle of syrup.
8. Enjoy!

Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, Haley

Question: What’s your go-to sick food?