Sunday, July 11, 2010

Quick, easy lunch

I seem to always forget about this easy option for lunch and when I remember its like a light beaming through the dark clouds. Do you have those clouds? The clouds of: I forgot to plan for something, there is nothing in the fridge, and I don't feel like cooking.

It only requires 2 ingredients and I usually have them in the freezer. It takes less than 10 minutes. It is very nutritious and healing for the tummy and builds the immune system. Are you dying to know? Its, Pea Soup. Kind of a let down after all that build-up, isn't it? You aren't going to win many friends by inviting them over for "Pea Soup." But, if you can get over the name, the green color, and the fact that its probably the top meal served at nursing homes, I think you'll love it as much as we do. Here is the recipe:

Pea Soup
One bag of frozen green peas
Chicken Stock

I make ours in the VitaMix so you if you do not have one you'll have to adjust. First I dump the entire bag of peas into the containter. (You can reserve some to put in after the soup is done for garnish). Then I add enough chicken stock to meet the top of the peas. (This is usually about 3 cups). I add about 1TBsp of sea salt and blend. I blend for about 5 minutes until hot. That's it!

As I am typing my kids have asked for more soup 4 times.