Breakfast of Champions!!! Okay, not really. I was rushed this morning and "didn't have time" to grab a quick breakfast. I did, however, add some cream to my coffee…like that would actually help.
I originally had a break in my clinic schedule today, so thought I could run home and have some lunch. But, I got deep into a project I've been working on and didn't want to leave. I made a decision, based on hunger, to order some Jimmy Johns. I tried to make it as healthy as I could by adding extra veggies. I will admit, it was good and hit the spot. But, lets be honest…I could have done much better. Nitrated meat, white processed bread, the list goes on. Put this on my list of nutritional FAILS!
I did have a couple mugs of hot tea and hot water. I CRAVE hot drinks. It can be as simple as sipping on hot water with no tea or coffee. It is extremely soothing to me, and a way for me to get more water in my daily routine.
Call this another FAIL, but I was suppose to make a crockpot of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup. I did not! Again, a rushed morning and I completely spaced it. I did end up making the soup, mostly because I did not have a backup plan and after eating out for lunch (poorly chosen) I couldn't make the same decision twice in one day.
I made a quick version of what I originally extended. We had a Wild Turkey Breast that I defrosted specifically to make this soup. I made a small batch quick broth with the Turkey Breast, carrots, celery, onion, bay leaf (from my house plant), thyme (from our garden) and some salt/garlic. I boiled it all for about 45 minutes, and then removed the breast so it could cool and I could shred it. While it boiled, I cooked some Wild Rice in my rice cooker. I added some parsley and kale, and some jarred chicken broth I had in the fridge. I shredded the Wild Turkey and added it back to the soup along with the cooked Wild Rice. I continued cooking for an additional 15-20 minutes.
I had some leftover sourdough bread that was a little stale, which was PERFECT for the soup. Tonight was a beer night. I love a good dark beer, and Isolation Ale was a perfect cold weather beer to go with my soup.
Not going to lie, I nibbled a bit today; probably because I did not have my normal meals.