zithromax 500mg price zithromax 250 mg zithromax 250 mg price azithromycin tablets 500mg azithromycin tabs azithromycin oral suspension azithromycin mexico buy azithromycin 250 mg azithromycin online pharmacy azithromycin buying online order azithromycin 500 mg azithromycin 500 mg azithromycin 250mg tablets azithromycin 250 mg oral tab azithromycin 250 mg zithromax capsules 250mg zithromax tablets zithromax suspension cost zithromax suspension zithromax pricing zithromax price philippines zithromax oral suspension zithromax 250 z-pak tab zithromax 250mg tablet cheap zithromax buy generic zithromax online buy cheap zithromax online pfizer zithromax azithromycin buy zithromax azithromycin zithromax azithromycin tablets order azithromycin generic azithromycin 250mg tablets cheap azithromycin no prescription cheap azithromycin azithromycin tablets 250 mg azithromycin tablet azithromycin tab 250mg azithromycin prices azithromycin oral uses azithromycin oral tablet azithromycin india azithromycin buy best price azithromycin 500 mg tab 200 mg cialis 30mgcialis 50 mg cialis best cialis prices buy 20 mg cialis online buy cheap cialis buy cheap cialis online buy cheap tadalafil buy cialis canadian pharmacy buy cialis dubai buy cialis generic buy cialis in europe buy cialis in ireland buy cialis in south africa buy cialis now buy cialis online in australia buy cialis online uk buy cialis pills buy cialis singapore buy cialis tadalafil buy cialis toronto buy cialis uk buy generic cialis generic cialis buy tadalafil 20mg price buying cialis from canada buying cialis in australia buying cialis in mexico buying cialis in thailand buying cialis online buying cialis online safe buying tadalafil online cheap cialis 20mg cheap cialis generic cheap cialis generic canada cheap cialis online cheap tadalafil 20mg cheap tadalafil india cheap tadalafil no prescription cheap tadalafil tablets cheap tadalafil uk cheapest generic cialis cheapest tadalafil online cialis 20 mg cialis 20 mg canada cialis 20 mg cost cialis 20 mg price cialis 20 mg tablet lil cialis 20 mg tablets cialis 200 mg cialis 30 mg cialis generic 5mg cialis generic canada cialis generic from canada cialis generic india cialis online pharmacy cialis order canada cialis price cialis price 5mg cialis price at costco cialis price compare cialis price comparison cialis price increase cialis price per pill cialis price walgreens cialis prices in australia cialis prices us cialis purchase online generic cialis buy generic cialis india generic cialis price generic cialis prices generic cialis tadalafil generic cialis tadalafil 20mg generic cialis tadalafil uk generic tadalafil generic tadalafil 20mg generic tadalafil from india order cialis online purchase cialis tadalafil 20mg tadalafil 20mg canada tadalafil 20mg generic tadalafil 20mg india tadalafil 20mg pills tadalafil 20mg price tadalafil 20mg tablets tadalafil 20mg uk tadalafil australia tadalafil best price tadalafil buy tadalafil capsules tadalafil cheapest tadalafil cialis tadalafil citrate tadalafil generic tadalafil generic 10mg tadalafil generic 20mg tadalafil generic cialis tadalafil india tadalafil indian brands tadalafil online tadalafil price comparison tadalafil tablets tadalafil tablets from india tadalafil tablets generic tadalafil tablets india tadalafil tablets online tadalafil tablets prices tadalafil tabs tadalafil uk tadalafil usa walgreens cialis price aciphex 20 mg buy aciphex buy aciphex online aciphex 20 pill aciphex rabeprazole aciphex rabeprazole sodium 20 mg aciphex rabeprazole sodium rabeprazole sodium generic rabeprazole sodium tablets generic rabeprazole rabeprazole 20 mg rabeprazole sodium acomplia rimonabant acomplia rimonabant 20mg acomplia rimonabant canada acomplia rimonabant zimulti buy acomplia rimonabant generic acomplia rimonabant rimonabant 20 mg buy rimonabant buy zimulti online zimulti rimonabant albenza albendazole albenza 400 mg buy albenza albendazole albenza albendazole 400 mg albendazole price buy albendazole buy albendazole online where to buy albendazole order albendazole albendazole no prescription albendazole for humans albendazole tablets 400 mg albendazole uk albendazole tapeworm buy aldactone online buy aldactone no prescription aldactone 25 mg spironolactone aldactone buy spironolactone buy spironolactone online buy spironolactone no prescription buy spironolactone no prescription buy spironolactone uk where to buy spironolactone where can i buy spironolactone spironolactone tabs spironolactone tab 25mg spironolactone tablets spironolactone generic oral spironolactone spironolactone online pharmacy spironolactone 25 mg spironolactone 100 mg spironolactone 100 mg tablet cheap allegra allegra 180 mg allegra 180 generic allegra 180 mg canada allegra 180 mg tablets allegra 120 mg allegra 120 mg tablet buy fexofenadine buy fexofenadine 180 mg tablets where to buy fexofenadine fexofenadine oral suspension allegra fexofenadine fexofenadine 180 mg tab generic fexofenadine lasix 40 mg furosemide 40 mg furosemide 20 mg furosemide 20 mg tab furosemide 40 mg tablets furosemide 40 mg tab buy furosemide 40 mg lasix furosemide 40 mg furosemide tablets 40mg furosemide tabs purchase ciprofloxacin cipro 1000 mg cipro 250mg cipro 250 mg tablet cipro 750 mg cipro 750 mg tablet ciprofloxacin 750 mg ciprofloxacin 250mg ciprofloxacin 250mg tab ciprofloxacin 500mg ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets ciprofloxacin 500mg tab ciprofloxacin tab 500mg ciprofloxacin tablets 500mg tab valtrex valacyclovir buy acomplia rimonabant doxycycline vibramycin Levaquin levofloxacin buy augmentin buy premarin buy femara buy finasteride 1mg buy prozac online buy paxil online buy lexapro online buy luvox online buy cymbalta online buy zyprexa online/ buy seroquel online buy effexor online buy famvir online buy combivir online biaxin 250 mg cleocin 300 mg buy minocycline online zyvox 600 mg prograf 1 mg omnicef 300 mg keflex 750 mg

weighty issues

25Aug09

img_3177

So you know when you’re in a super great relationship?  Things are all puppies and daisies and rainbows, and you cook and bake to impress him and things are all la-di-da-di-da.  And when you’re not knocking boots his socks off with your crazy skills in the kitchen, he’s taking you out for romantic meals at places you’ve always wanted to go to but could never trick anyone into taking you to.  And then he gets your magical presents like a KitchenAid and you start going crazy with this whole baked goods thing.  Fast forward a year later, and you step on the scale, and your perky little 105 pound nurse chirps your weight, to which my response is “Clearly, you had crack for breakfast, which not only explains your back ribs poking through your scrubs, but how you got that number when obviously I weight ten pounds less than that.” Either that or I just silently screamed HOLY LORD I AM A COW! in my head and blamed it on my 15 pound purse.  Which was technically sitting on the floor but whatever, the strap totally could’ve fallen onto the scale. Click Here For Unlimited Easy Dessert Videos According to Tom, all of this Happy Weight is actually a result of age (he should know).  But I ask you, why should I embrace my oncoming senility when I can just blame Tom?  That’s what I thought.

mush-soup

So it’s not that I don’t know how to eat well, I’ve just completely lost all self control.  After I had Parker, I dropped my baby weight pretty quickly due to the fact that I was always home and able to regulate myself.  These days, we’re out gallivanting around town, and if I’m going to be paying for food, it’s gonna be something tasty that I can’t make at home.  (Okay, so technically Tom pays for it a lot, which is all the more reason I should be ordering items worth the money spent.) This soup is an attempt for me to get back on track.  The barley keeps you full, and those dried porcini add flavor you can’t get anywhere else.  And that touch of soy rounds out the savory flavor.  The original recipe doesn’t call for the spinach, but I picked it up from the farmer’s market Saturday, and I figured this was as good of a use as any.  Plus, you can portion it out into containers ready to grab for work.  Well, that’s what I would do if I were magnificently organized, which I clearly am not.

img_3176

So here we go.  Back to post-baby days!  But don’t worry, I’ve got plenty of fatty McFat stuff to blog about, plus the fiesta that will be Parker’s second birthday party on Saturday.  (Clearly, I was suffering from a momentary loss of sense when I planned this thing.  Pool party?  Really, Meleyna?  We both know you’re not squeezing into bikinis anytime soon.)  Oh, which reminds me, you’re totally getting him this, right?

kitchen

Mushroom and Barley Soup adapted from one of my favorites, Mark Bittman’s Quick and Easy Recipes from the New York Times

about 3/4 cup (lightly packed) dried porcini mushroom 2 tablespoons olive oil (I used spray simply because the whole point was to make this healthy) 8 ounces mushrooms (I used cremini) 2 carrots 3/4 cup pearled barley fresh thyme and/or a bay leaf 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) soy sauce two cups baby spinach, roughly chopped (optional)

Before you start chopping, soak the dried mushrooms in one quart (four cups) of very hot water.  While they are steeping, quarter your mushrooms and peel and dice your carrots.

Pour (or spray) your olive oil into a medium saucepan and heat to medium high.  Dump your chopped veggies in, turning to coat in the fat.  Let cook for about three minutes, stirring every so often so the mushrooms don’t burn.  You want good color, but black is not what you’re going for.  Season.  At this point add in the barely, also stirring to coat in the oil, and cook until you begin to smell it toasting.  While this is happening, pull the dried mushrooms out of their water and chop them up into bite sized pieces.  Add these to the pan, along with your herbs.

Pour the mushroom soaking liquid through a sieve into the pot, along with five cups of stock or water, into the pot.  Bring to a boil, then drop back to a simmer and let cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the barley is tender.  Pull out the bay and the thyme stalks.  Off the heat, stir in the soy and spinach.  Taste for seasoning–you may want more salt or soy.

Serve hot, perhaps with some grated Parm.

Save up to 50% on select Products at MetroKitchen

  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Faves
  • Live
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
Learn how to HAVE FUN WITH WINE! Click Here!

3 Responses to “weighty issues”  

  1. 1 Scootabaker

    If only I weighed 105!!! Gag me with a spoon. Add 15 pounds and you get me! But I am a little older than you too, and age is not being very good to me. I’m sprouting grays like a mo fo! My mother’s genes. I blame everything on her. I went on a pure barley kick before to curb similar issues as you. Just don’t eat too much of it, it’ll actually add to the scale. You know, carbs and all… This coming from a baker. *hmmp
    Tell Parker I said Happy Birfday!

    luv
    heather

  2. 2 Meleyna

    Your plus 15 pounds is my normal weight, to put things in perspective. The frustrating part is that I know how to eat, I just haven’t been. I swear, if it’s not boyfriends, blogging makes you fat!

  3. 3 Becky

    Okay so I am not even going to talk about my weight! Something magical happens when you turn 40 and well yeah, Let’s just change the subject!

    This looks uber yummy and I am looking forward to trying it!

    Sorry that I am going to miss the party.

Leave a Reply