Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Soup or Stew Night #1 - Roundup

I'm so thankful for the four ladies who responded to my first "event." I was hoping it would be something that would be interesting! The recipes all look delightful.

The first to respond with a recipe was Kathy, of Start Cooking . Kathy shows us in a video how to make Bean with Vegetable Soup . Two of the vegetables she uses are fennel bulbs and parsnips, neither of which I’ve eaten. Maybe someday I’ll have to try them!

Ulrike of Kuchenlatein writes her blog in two languages: German and English. This week’s recipe for Franzosische Kartoffelsuppe (French Potato Soup) . Ulrike, by the way, gave me the inspiration for this soup event!

Shreshtha of Welcome...Come cook with me recently started her blog, and it looks like it’s going to be a good one. She sent a recipe for Tuscan White Bean Soup. Since she likes recipes from all over the world, I look forward to learning some new things from her.

Sara from I Like to Cook created a very pretty bowl of Curried Cauliflower Soup . I know I need to expand my horizons and try using curry flavors more.

That's it! Thanks for participating. Next week, I'll be able to cook, too. I thought I would this week, but had to go to the Colton strike vote meeting. That was a great experience. It was held at the National Orange Show, in the huge "dome." They had about 900 of their members there, and I saw at least 11 of my members there showing their support. I sat up on stage with chapter presidents from Fontana, Redlands, Rialto, Ontario-Montclair, Riverside, and San Bernardino, and we were joined by three representatives from the Teamsters. Ken (Colton President) introduced us, then gave a great speech. The CTA staff for Colton, Karen, showed everyone the same presentation that they gave at the fact-finding hearing, which exposed the flaws in the Colton District's plea of poverty. Next, Colton's bargaining chair and elections chair spoke, and then everyone voted. There are two more days of voting, which will occur at the Colton office, and then we'll find out the results. Simply put, if they vote yes, they vote to allow the Executive Board to call a strike. If they vote no, then they're voting to accept the District's offer.

Update:The Colton teachers voted 92% to authorize a strike. I'll be following this with great interest.

Carb Lite Update
Today was day 4. I learned that at a restaurant I can order a hamburger minus the bun, and substitute a salad for the fries. So while I had a bit more fat than I wanted, there were very few carbs in my lunch. I made up for the fat calories with a healthy dinner. My friend Shan reminded me about Eggbeaters, which I will switch to (from whole eggs) after I pick some up at the store.

Calories: 1540
Carbs: 126
Fat: 87 (next time I'll get a chicken breast)
Fiber: 22.5
Protein: 82


Ulrike said...

Thanks for the round-up. I just ordered a crockpot to participate more often. :-)

And now there's a translation for my recipe. I hope it's much better than the google translation.

startcooking said...

Perfect timing for a soup and stew round-up! Thanks for including me.
(I usually make cauliflower soup with leeks and nutmeg. Can't wait to try the curried cauliflower soup recipe!)

sher said...

Well, rats!!!!! I missed out on this. I'm making soup tomorrow, but I should have made it for this. The recipes look wonderful.