Last Night In The Queen’s Kingdom

July 26, 2010

Karen did great!! She’s been in a jolly ole mood since we left the hospital – I think she is very relieved to have the surgery behind her.

I had to eat a Green Monster Muffin in the recovery room – I was starving and we were in no rush to leave! My gosh it was sooooo good!!


Once home I fixed Karen a snack including Oatmeal Squares and nibbled on some myself. Also "soooo gooood."

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While we were out, Matt was making the most amazing soup EVER!!!!!!!!! (Yes, I’m in a dramatic mood tonight 😉 )

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It’s called Summer Herb Soup and was worthy of its own recipe page –> Summer Herb Soup

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Served with Trader Joe’s cornbread mix. Nothin’ healthy about it, but damn it’s good!!

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So good I had a small portion of seconds of both!!

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And after dinner –> a small piece of chocolate.

I have to blog quickly because my computer must be packed!!!!

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1 tanyasDailyProductReviews July 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I like the after dinner part…chocolate!


2 Evan Thomas July 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm

So happy to hear Karen recovered well!


3 Meg July 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Good luck packing :)

That soup looks DELICIOUS! Gonna check out that recipe asap!

Glad Karen is jolly!


4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Hope you can relax a bit after packing!


5 Dorry July 26, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Glad the surgery went well! I’m totally dying to try Diana’s green monster muffins – YUM!


6 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Oatmeal Squares AREEEE sooooo good—there ain’t nothing exaggerated about that statement!


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Glad Karen is doing well! Don’t you know, you justify the bad by accentuating the good in it…like there are food groups in there…like egg, milk, corn! Have a great night!


8 Chelsey July 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm

It doesn’t even matter corn bread isn’t healthy. It’s made with wholesome natural ingredients, so in my book… there’s nothing wrong!! :)


9 Simply Life July 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Looks like a perfect meal!


10 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 26, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I’m so intrigued by the GM muffins, going to take a look at them now! Glad Karen’s surgery went well!


11 Callie July 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Mmm. That looks so good! Especially the chocolate. I’ve also been making chocolate a daily part of my dinner.


12 erica July 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

that looks delicious! i love soups. i love cornbread. i love this meal! hahaha. gotta try that soon. i’m needing more veggies in my life.


13 Katie July 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm

How funny, I made something very similar for dinner…including cornbread! So goood!


14 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Yay for Karen!!! 😀


15 Wei-Wei July 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Oh, I’m glad Karen is okay! It’s so sad that you’re leaving now though :( good luck!

Wei Wei


16 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm

so glad karen’s feeling better! and i love that you ate something because it was damn good…that’s what food is all about :)


17 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I’m glad Karen is doing alright. The soup and cornbread really do look mighty tasty!!! :)


18 Camille July 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little drama every now and then :)


19 Lisa @bakebikeblog July 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

oooh yummo! Looks delish!!!


20 Courtney (Delightful Devours) July 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Wow that soup looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!


21 bee July 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

love the simplicity of the pictures


22 Stacey@ July 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Tomorrow must be moving day. Yay for that. Sounds like you will have a busy week.


23 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life July 26, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Soup look amazing!

Safe travels! :)


24 Alyssa @ bride to be fit July 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I can’t wait to try those green monster muffins! What a great way to sneak in more spinach 😉


25 amanda July 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Those green monster muffins don’t necessarily look good but I could see their potential. lol


26 Rachael July 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Soup looks great – I’m the odd one who craves hot soup in summer!
And cornbread need not be healthy. It is perfection in any form.


27 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

yummy! i made a very similar soup to matt’s – only i used different seasonings:


28 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) July 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Glad to hear Karen recovered well! Also, thank you for sharing that summer herb soup recipe! It looks phenomenal.


29 Chelsea July 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm

That looks yummy! I love cornbread
I had a great dinner tonight too, and it was a new recipe nonetheless! I love when that happens :)


30 holly @ couchpotatoathlete July 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Wow that soup (and cornbread!) looks amazing!

So glad to hear Karen is recovering well.


31 Artemis @ t.a.p.e.s.t.r.y July 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Nice one, Matt! The soup looks FAB.
Good luck with your last bits of packing before your big adventure!


32 Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Just the topping on that soup makes it probably the best soup I’ve seen in a while! Yummy! I love summer themed foods.


33 Mom July 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Fast recovery to Karen! So glad the surgery is finished.


34 Hannah July 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Cornbread is healthy enough… it’s got corn, which is vegetable, surely? 😀


35 Diana July 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Hooray! So glad you liked my Green Monster Muffins. But especially I’m glad to hear Karen is doing well. Good luck tomorrow! :)


36 Kacie (Nonexistent Colors) July 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm

OMG!!!! A green-monster muffin!!!! Oh heavens…. MUST MAKE, MUST MAKE!!!!


37 Rachel@SmileOutLoud July 27, 2010 at 12:30 am

First off, I totally agree with Kacie–making green monster muffins just moved to the top of my to do list 😀

Second, Trader Joe’s cornbread mix is THE BEST! And so easy to make too! Which reminds me, I think I need to go to TJ’s soon… :)


38 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 27, 2010 at 12:34 am

That soup looks great! I was thinking about veggie chili + cornbread, but this will work. :)



39 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 27, 2010 at 1:07 am

Surely there has to be sommmething healthy about cornbread, no!? It looks darn delish!!


40 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 27, 2010 at 2:05 am

Yay that everything went well for Karen!!


41 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 27, 2010 at 2:16 am

I’m so glad Karen’s surgery went well – such a relief! My mum had to have surgery a few years back and I was SO scared for her!!


42 Joanna July 27, 2010 at 6:55 am

Green monster muffin?! I never knew such a think existed. I need a little something to use to take a break from my actual green monsters. I drink those at least once a day, sometimes twice!


43 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 27, 2010 at 7:35 am

I’m not a big soup fan, but I make an exception for chunky vegetable soups. That one looks delicious!


44 Becca July 27, 2010 at 7:36 am

Oh man! Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try this one!


45 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Glad Karen did well – and that soup sounds delicious!


46 Laura July 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

That cornbread looks so fresh and crumbly..x


47 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Glad Karen’s surgery went well!

That soup looks really good! And great idea to have some cornbread on the side!


48 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Glad Karen is out of surgery. Your food looks fab and you’ve made me remember cornbread! Loves it.


49 stephanie@Avocado Nation July 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I am so glad that you’re mother-in-law is ok! Good luck with the packing and moving! Having just moved recently, I know how hard it can be to get everything together.


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