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Free Soup!

August 28th, 2017 at 01:47 pm

It was another no-spend day, with a free meal to beat -- well, several actually! Because my DIL sent me home with a rather large container of purple soup. It was made with purple potatoes, purple cauliflower and purple carrots. No one in their family liked it. I haven't tasted it yet, but I trust that some seasoning might rescue it.

I'm afraid I have the reputation in my family as the one who will eat anything!

Just had a bad night struggling with tingling pain in both legs. Reading about the experience of others, I think that I should try cutting out sugar. (Which will be painful it itself -- I love sugar!) I think I can do it short-term, though, to learn if it's the problem. It would certainly be good for me in many ways if I could cut out sugar -- but life would be a lot duller, too. Actually, just the thought of it is depressing.

Since I'm getting on the road tomorrow, I hope I can sleep tonight.

I am concerned about those in Houston. My cousin lives there, and he is safe, but trapped in his home because of high water, which promises to get higher. We haven't heard from Secretary Saving, have we? I know she was planning to stay in place, and I would like to know that she is okay.

6 Responses to “Free Soup!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Having suffered similar flooding in our community I'm very impressed with First Responders and how organized and focussed everyone is on their operations. People are helping people having temporarily set aside their differences that are the lead topic of newscasts here. The devastation seems to have caught residents by surprise. It seems the entreaties by mayors to leave the area fell on deaf ears. Is that because elected government has lost you think? The interviews of individuals totally bewildered is so sad. They can't find family, they can believe their homes are lost, jobs gone, truck disappeared under 8 ft of water and more. Recovery will be a long, slow process for all.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Seeing the news reports last night on Houston, it is devastating.

    Good score on the purple soup! Hope it is good. I laugh because a number of years ago a group at our church did a Valentine's dinner and the lady cooking the majority of it was going to school to be a chef. She had a potato medley of white, red, and purpose potatoes. At our table, no one but DH and ate the purple potatoes!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    My husband wins the "I'll eat anything" award in our house. I'll bet the soup is good. I know what you mean about the sugar, but the first three days without sugar are the worst. I've gone sugarless a couple of times, and it does get better.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    I wouldn't think of it as "life without sugar."

    Just avoid white sugar treats. Natural sugars found in fruit is fine! I find mango, pineapple and raisins especially sweet and they're okay in moderation. When's the last time you had your blood sugar checked?

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I've always been tested for sugar annually and have always been in normal range. Now that I am getting so many tests with my kidney function, it may be checked more often. I am not diabetic -- unless that has sneaked up on me quite recently! But I do think my sugar consumption may be contributing to my inflammation.

    EC, did you go sugarless for a specific reason? Have you remained sugarless, or did you add it back in moderation?

  6. My English Castle Says:

    I went sugarless after reading Sugarbusters years ago and so much more over the years. I REALLY like sugar, and it helped me lose weight. I went months without sugar, but then one day a cupcake called to me. I find life without sugar made me more energetic and more balanced. I'd like to do it again.

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