Happy 4th of July!
Luvy and I have been walking zombies for the past couple of days. Our lack of sleep and travels has left us extremely exhausted. By the time this posts (I preset it to post..gotta love wordpress!), I hopefully will be fast asleep in my cozy bed while the rest of the country is shooting off fireworks.
We were at the airport and our plane left at 3am EST. We landed in DC around lunch time, and enjoyed a nice 5 hour layover there. Booger. Lucky for us, Dulles Airport has free WIFI!! Luvy hit the books as much as he could while we were in limbo.
We don’t look tired at all do we?!?!
Thankfully, we were able to be in bed by midnight!!
Luvy had to be up bright and early for church. I was bad and ended up sleeping through church, but I made it to Sunday School.
Jet Lag Soup
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 2-3 small turnips (or one large), diced
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 1 can diced tomatoes (or 3 fresh chopped!)
- 1 med/large zucchini, chopped in chunks
- 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (I used pinto b/c I was all I had)
- 1/2 cup small pasta or 1/4 cup bulgar wheat (I used bulgar wheat)
- fresh kale
- 5-6 cups veggie broth
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp parsley, oregano, and thyme
- salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste
Bring veggie broth to a boil. Add in veggies, beans, tomatoes, seasonings, and noodles or bulgar wheat. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
Add in zucchini and cook for anther 10-15 minutes.
Add in kale. I used about 3-4 cups. I was very generous with it, plus I had a lot to use! Feel free to add in as much as you would like. You may also need to adjust the broth some here as well. Feel free to add extra broth or water.
This soup was just what the doctor ordered for our jet lag!!
I’m back to work tomorrow, and Luvy is busy with PhD classes and work. Doesn’t look like we have anymore time to recover from our trip. We are just going to have to hit the ground running!!
Hope you all have had a safe and happy 4th of July!!