After the gym, Becky and I went to get coffee. I got an iced Americano with pumpkin spice and a little soy milk. It was very good. I saw this coffee mug there which made me chuckle.
When I got home, I decided I better clean out my fridge since garbage day is tomorrow. I threw away some old food and saw that I had some tomatoes, peppers, and mushrooms that I needed to use before they spoiled.
I had a bunch of tomatoes that I decided to cook up into a sauce. It came out pretty good, considering it was the first time I did it.
Homemade Tomato Sauce
5-6 Tomatoes, diced
1 Tbsp. EVOO
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
about 1-2c. water
I also decided to try and make a stuffed pepper soup. I looked through my cookbooks and online for a recipe, but couldn't find anything. I figured that I've made enough soups to throw something together.
Stuffed Pepper and Mushroom Soup
1 Tbsp. EVOO
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
2-3 green peppers, diced
1/4 c. Homemade Tomato Sauce
2 c. cooked brown rice
3 c. vegetable broth
2 c. mushrooms, diced
1 c. water
Heat a soup pot over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. EVOO.
Chop an onion and garlic, add them to the pot and brown them. Then, add the diced up green peppers, the homemade tomato sauce, cooked brown rice, 3 cups of vegetable broth and 1 cup water. Cook it on medium for half an hour. Add the mushrooms and then cook it another half an hour or until the peppers are softened.
And, the big accomplishment of the day was that I finished the first pair of legwarmers!
Don't judge the colors too much since they are for an 80's costume. They actually match the pants very well.
What are you going to be for Halloween?