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Hubbard is a very creamy texture. Not as sweet as butternut. It is absolutely wonderful in soups because it's so creamy! I cooked so much food yesterday, the three sisters soup will have to wait.
There is now a gallon of ratatouille and a gallon of smoky lentil butternut soup
in my freezer. There are huge (six-eight cups) of aloo gobi, smoky lentil butternut soup, garbanzo beans, and rice in my fridge. Today I want to make Moroccan Sweet Potato Stew, enough for several meals. I'll also set the black beans to soaking, in preparation for Three Sisters Soup. I *may* bring the soup to Thanksgiving Dinner at my church...heck, it's based on Native American foods, right?
I spent a half hour this morning, before I got out of bed, envisioning myself thin.
Imagine getting up and going to weight myself, and stepping boldly onto the scale (no more easing myself on there, to hit the lowest possible number, like I do now
) and watching the dial stop at 136 (that's what I would LOVE, as it is the low end of the scale for my height and frame size)
Imagine the belly flat, not flabby. It will always have stretch marks, but it doesn't HAVE to look like over-risen bread dough! Imagine slender arms. Imagine my skinny jeans, a tight size 14, baggy and falling off of me
Imagine going straight to the size 8-10 jean section when I shop.
Imagine grabbing medium size t-shirts and having them fit normally.
Imagine waking with energy, healthy, pain free, ready to go! A bike would be nice. I'm kind of hankering for that kind of thing. Walking hurts my foot, but bicycling would be a non-impact way for aerobic exercise.
Yeah, it was pretty nice. I don't take time for that as often as I should. Then I got up and stepped on the scale. 184
Oh, well, what should I expect if I ate off-plan treats for two weeks, hmmmm?
B: grapes; aloo gobi; spinach
L: gonna skip lunch. I may have a baked potato on the road
D: okay, this is where I have to be prepared. We are going out after church. It's kind of an important meeting, with our bishop, to talk about an allotment of money. I suggested Sizzler, since I know I can eat there MWL and cheap. My friend is saying "No, too far from the airport (where we have to send Bishop S on his way)...so she's saying a pizza place.
California Pizza Kitchen. Never been there...
so...I'm prepared to have a salad for dinner, and bring along a passel of baked potatoes for munching IF I need them. I will take my own salad dressing. and I am looking forward to this. Haven't seen Bishop S for a long time and he's a sweet man with a sweet, gentle spirit.
oooh, baby! There's a HUGE salad menu, and half of them are vegan (you can add chicken or shrimp, but they aren't *in* the salad) This could be good...Still taking my own salad dressing, though! Ha! and! I discovered instructions for making MANY of their meals vegan! woot! This could actually be okay
STILL. TAKING. MY. OWN. SALAD. DRESSING. THOUGH.
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