February: Freezing, Friendship, Forefathers, Fancy Valentine’s, Friday the 13th, Full Moon, Four weeks… what you ask? These words all describe this upcoming month and have something in common….they begin with the letter F. For February, SkinnyM and CarbLovers will create 4 meals using a prominent ingredient that begins with the letter F. Check back to see what we come up with!!!


Week 4 Broccoli carrot potato soup


ok soo no fancy bowl presentation this time… we cowed it down pretty quickly. This weekend brought much snow to our area, so what better way to warm up after shoveling snow all afternoon. .. Potato Broccoli Soup.

2lb diced red potato

1 broccoli stalk

2 cups diced carrots

4 cups chicken stock

brought to a boil in a medium saucepan for 20 minutes. Blend well with emulsion blender. Add 1 cup shredded cheddar. Stir until melted. Serve with your favorite crackers!!

Challenge 1 for 2015 is complete! woo-hoo. Still have a few soups I want to make so stay tuned,  I will post about them when I make.

Guest Chef Christy… Potato Broccoli Soup

I visited my sister over the weekend and she served a delicious soup one afternoon. Yes yes, I was going to use her soup for my challenge….but SkinnyM would probably say that’s not fulfilling MY  challenge, but this soup was too good not to mention


We had potato,  broccoli and bacon in the soup. The ‘broth’ was comprised of pureed potato and broccoli with chicken stock. Was thick and hearty…. and delicious!!!! Thanks Christy! !!


Additional Information :

There are also 2 cups of cheddar cheese..

Guess I was blocking put the non healthy!! Lol


Challenge #1 week 3 SOUP….TURKEY CHILI


After traveling all weekend, I have much to do before going back to work tomorrow. Haven’t had time to grocery shop so soup this week has several criteria to meet… quick, easy, found in my pantry and make enough for work lunches.  I am not a huge ground turkey fan.. I found it to be dry, tasteless and chewy. However when cooked in broth or sauce it’s not to bad…if I do say so myself.


1lb ground turkey

1 cup chopped onions

1 can hot chili beans

1 can medium chili beans

1 can RoTel tomatoes

1 1/2 T chili powder

1T cumin

1t garlic powder

Turkey browned in bottom of sauce pan. Once cooked add rest of ingredients and a cup of water, let simmer on low heat for 2 hours. (OK so not ‘quick’ meal but prep time is 5 minutes!)