November 28, 2007

Potato soup even my toddler likes!

Caution: this is not necessarily a toddler-friendly recipe! My girl isn't a very picky eater. But we all think this soup is yummy. And it's filling!

Saute in a heavy pot:
1 medium onion
3 stalks celery, finely chopped (include leaves)

Add and cook until tender:
3 medium potatoes (or 2 large), peeled and diced
3-4 cups water or stock
salt and pepper to taste
1 small bay leaf

Let cool briefly. While stirring with a wire whisk, add:
1 cup instant dry milk
1-2 tablespoons butter

Reheat but do not boil. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley or green onions.

November 27, 2007

Yoga is awesome!

I started doing yoga seriously about a month ago. I'd been wanting a "fitness program" that fit into my life better than my "weight loss program". I just couldn't see waking up at 6am almost every day for the rest of my life and popping in a workout DVD. So, I decided to try the yoga.

At first I was pretty inflexible and stiff. But now, even just a month after starting, I can do an *almost* perfect shoulderstand! And in just a couple of weeks I've gotten so much better at the plough and the forward bends. After a session I feel renewed and energized. And so far at least it has fit into my life very well, much better than the workouts I lost the motivation to do.

November 07, 2007

Happy belated Halloween

I know all the Halloween posting is through, but I didn't get a chance to get in on it! My little Z was a bunny this year. Her costume was made by my mother, who used to make me an awesome costume every year. We went to the Emerson and got some candy and had a good time.