Okay. It’s not pretty, and I’m sorry. Food can’t always be beautiful. I mean really – have you ever seen a pretty split pea soup?? Me neither. I mean seriously – it was split pea soup they used for Regan’s “moments” in the exorcist (to this day, scariest movie I’ve ever seen). But I can tell you that what it lacks in looks it makes up for in taste and ease. It’s spicy and smokey and creamy and yummy, and sometimes – that outweighs the fact that it’s ugly.
Crissie’s Exorcist Soup
*1 bag of split peas
*4-6 cups veggie broth (I started with 4 and ended up adding 1 more while it was cooking).
*3 carrots, peeled and diced
*1/2 yellow or white onion, diced
*1 tbsp red pepper flakes
*1 block (4 ounces) smoked tofu
*1 tsp ground thyme
*1/2 tbsp sea salt
*2 tsp ground black pepper
*Put everything but the salt and pepper in a crockpot.
*Cook on High for 8 hours. Stir and it will be creamy!
*Add salt and pepper, switch to warm, and let simmer for 30 minutes.
Again – not pretty – but super tasty!
Yesterday was the 5K with my youngest! We were very excited the night before, and before heading off for bed, we put all our gear aside!
Up at 630 race day morning, we had breakfast (normal pre-race toast with sunbutter and banana), and then it was off to the races.
It was a very informal local race, and D brought his bike and camera to pedal along with us along the route. He had to dodge bags of powdered paint and glitter spray stations, but he managed it all very well – all while cheering us on and snapping some pics.
At one point R got a little rambunctious and I ended up with a face full of purple (that I’m STILL trying to get off), but all told, we had a lot of fun. She ran her first race and experienced all the awesomeness that entails (like wearing a race number and getting a medal).
Life yesterday was all about the race for the most part. It felt good to run with R and I hope we run many more races together.
After getting home, I realized I may not do one of those “color runs” again though. I have paint I couldn’t get off in the shower, no matter how hard I tried! I’d not tell R that though – her’s appeared to come off just fine!
D took a nap, M went to hang out with friends, and R and I were pretty mellow, hanging out with the kitties and watching dumb TV shows and reading.
I’m glad it’s a short week this week, and I hope you all had a nice Holiday weekend too!