solutions 11.15.07

November 16, 2007 at 6:13 am | Posted in Diet and Exercise, solutions | Leave a comment

Day 4 of the gym this week, I met my goal! Did 35 hard minutes on the elliptical and then had a great set of abs.

Dinner (and dessert) were finished by 7pm and I went for a 15 minute walk afterwards. Not much, I know, but I’m tired and distracted…

…the Sur La Table catalogue came in the mail today! And I just couldn’t put it down. The Giant Cupcake Cake Pan. The Poinsettia Plates. The Holiday Pancake Pan. The Cranberry Margarita Mix. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Potato Leek Soup

November 16, 2007 at 12:09 am | Posted in Family Meals | Leave a comment

I admit that Remy didn’t sneak into my kitchen and make this soup, but a little Pixar magic never hurts! In Pixar’s latest film, Ratatouille, Remy (the rat) makes soup (Potato Leek), gets noticed by the hapless Linguine, and goes on to impress Paris’ toughest food critic.

This recipe is from Chef Robert Irvine when he visited Pixar and created dishes inspired by Finding Nemo, Cars, and Ratatouille. I followed the chef’s recipe but used just 4 leeks instead of 8 and opted for half-and-half rather that the heavy cream.

My kids reaction with their first taste, “yummm”. Serve with Mary’s Dinner Rolls.

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