The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life

A Day of Firsts

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Yesterday was quite remarkable for me.

It wasn’t the first day the Twin Cities ever got to 44 degrees on a March day.  However, since we’ve had a very long, brutally cold, and snowiest winter, 44 degrees seems wonderfully remarkable!  🙂  And, we had a sunny day to boot!

The other first had to do with my culinary skills.  Except for a very few dishes, I always follow a recipe.  Yesterday, however, I threw all caution to the wind!  I made Sarah’s Tuscan Soup (in the March issue of Stanton Sunshine magazine – see http://stantonsunshine.net/2014/03/02/sarahs-tuscan-soup/) and followed the directions exactly – which was to use your own discretion for the amounts of each ingredient.  So how did my experiment turn out?

First, I should give you a little background on my husband’s tastes.  He adds spices and more pepper to almost everything I make — right at the table.  You should know that in this experiment, he did not.  And it was spicy enough for him!  Which means, since I got a little carried away with the red pepper flakes and fresh garlic I threw in, I needed to drink lots of milk to calm down the fire in my mouth.  So….the recipe done Mrs. Stanton’s way, received thumbs up AND thumbs down.

I must say that I think this soup is a nice balance of protein, starch, and lots of healthy vegetables.  Try it!   🙂

Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, http://www.innersunshine.net launched. Thank you for visiting!

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