Here it is the 24th day of my diet and I’m still pretty much on track. There were a few blips, what with Bingley’s dinner party and two business trips (Hello Florida! I’ll be there at 4 o’clock today!) but looking back on it, things weren’t all that far off the straight and narrow.
I'm gonna git me one of these when I hit my goal, just for old time's sake. Actually, I have to identify my goal first and then hit it. So, my plan isn't exactly fully formed at the moment.
You might be asking yourself what kind of diet I’m on. That’s a very good question. As you know, I am a life-long dieting expert. I know everything there is to know abut dieting and food content and nutrition and strategy. Because I’ve been studying it, thinking about it, denying it and dancing around it since I was 12 years old. So that’s what I’m doing – everything I know. It’s a combination of vintage Weight Watchers, Somersizing and the Daily Plate. In other words, low-carb low fat calorie counting portion control.
I have homemade soup every day. Cabbage soup, vegetable soup, white bean chicken chili, meatball soup. Whatever! Here are the common elements: onions, celery, boullion and in 50% of my soups: ketchup and/or beans. After that, it’s up to you. The only thing I insist on is that the pieces of the ingredients are of similar size. That applies to the beans and the pasta if any that are used as well.
Also, this may further reveal me as a Philistine, but I really don’t see a difference when you roast or sauté the vegetables before adding them to the pot. Seriously. I’m thinking this is a result of all the recent “cooks” who’ve showed up on the scene as a one-upping kind of thing to prove they take extra care or extra steps that the common masses do not and that is why their soup is good. Quel poseurs! Here’s something: soup is good no matter what. I can see that I’m veering off onto a soapbox here so let me get back to the main point: I really don’t see a difference when you roast or sauté the vegetables before adding them to the pot.
I won’t be having any soup today because in general I don’t trust restaurant soup. (Hello Buffalo Wild Wings! What are you diet selections?) but when I get back I’m going to make this delicious sounding green bean and potato soup, except without the flour and oil.
That is, if I get back. Is the big montser snow storm for this week still on?