Split Pea + Ham Soup with Broccoli and Fage
Straight from the freezer!! We made the most delicious Split Pea Soup a few weeks ago with ham bone leftover from Christmas. I experimented with freezing it in bags flat for easy storage – worked like a charm. The soup was just as good today as it was weeks ago.
I topped the soup (which was plain) with some steamed broccoli to bulk it up a little since this was just a cup’s worth (still 275 calories though!) and a bit of Fage –
I was going to have some homemade bread on the side, but I couldn’t resist:
Dinner kcal were about 500:
While I studied this afternoon (er, answer>ed blog questions!) I simmered four portions of steel cut oats on the stove along with a huge honey crisp apple for Baked Apple Oatmeal tomorrow morning. I let the oats cook for well over 45 minutes and added a whole cup of milk near the end to make them really creamy. I think this is my best batch yet! We shall see first thing tomorrow morning.
I sipped on some hot tea while cooking…
For the apple I just covered it with water and kept it on medium heat for about 30 minutes until it was nice and soft – then I drained it and stirred the apples in with the oatmeal.
The husband made this cute notecard – it’s a tiny painting of our house we can use for a nice thank you note for someone special! (Yes, he NEEDS a day job, I know!! He’s working on it…had a networking lunch meeting today and one yesterday. Crossing my fingers)
Tomorrow I just have Chem and Physio and I’m done at noon in time for lunch at home!!!! But since I didn’t do that much this evening I will probably study until dinnertime.
And I’ve got spinning class tomorrow at 5:45 so I better start winding the night down!
I’m still a little hungry tonight, so I might have something else. I’ll be sure to report back in!
**EDITED TO ADD**
I had a small cup of Kashi Heart to Heart in skim milk. I’m super hungry today. I think all this walking is probably more than I’ve been guessing and I need to figure out how to eat more lunch and snacks on campus!! This being a student thing is hard!