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Sick and Two Recipes

Winter is the great bringer of sickness as most of us know. On Sunday my son had a cough and a runny nose, by Monday he sounded like he was gargling all the time and talked like a long time smoker so he stayed home from school. Was not too bad as they had a delayed opening anyway. He rested on the couch, took it easy, shocking for a four year old, and he woke up much better yesterday. That meant he got to go to school today. While he as off I hunkered down to do work for the school as well as write. I then started to sneeze a bit and had a runny nose. Dread filled me, BIG DREAD I tell you, and as of right now I am in full blown cold mode. I am not  happy Miss Fifi. Never mind the nonstop blowing of my nose, what irks me most is I have missed my gym classes Monday, tonight and will miss it Friday because I am helping parent in my son's class that day. My endorphins are displeased, but I am hoping to rectify that by working out Saturday and Sunday. I am also hoping this cold blows over quickly with me as it did with my son.

Anyhoo, I am going to share some recent recipes I have made because they have been fantastic. Enjoy!

Black Bean and Chickpea Chili - Made this tonight. Had no corn, but used vegetable broth and added garlic and kale. I highly recommend these additions. I also did not puree it, but if you like, by all means, do.

Potato Soup with Shrimp Recipe - I have never made a Paula Deen recipe. Part of that has to do with the fact that she considers butter a food group, but this was outstanding. I used vegetable bouillon instead of chicken and frozen shrimp instead of fresh. I did not cook shrimp separately but threw them right in near the end. We also nixed the bacon since we are pescetarians so no meat here, as well as the dill. This comes out like a chowder and I swear I would have eaten the whole pot if I had the room in my stomach.

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies - I have posted these before, but I am going to bake them for my son's class.

Off to blow my nose. Have a lovely evening.

Cheers!
MissFifi

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