Monday, November 23, 2009

Almost Thanksgiving & A Giveaway!

Tonight, I was putting my shopping list together for when I go food shopping, thinking TURKEY! TURKEY! TURKEY! STUFFING! Two more days until the long weekend - 4 days of bliss and turkey.
Today was a mixed bag of emotions. Most of the day I was alone at work. I had plenty of work to keep me busy. I was mainly content until I started to walk home from the T, in the rain. The rain depresses me and thus all sort of thoughts started to run through my head. It was composed of ugliness towards me. When will this demon go away? Part of the problem was that I stopped and got a hot apple cider at Starbucks on my way home and the barista gave me whipped cream when I asked for no whip. I hate to waste things so I said it was okay. I was saying how bad it is for me, how stupid I am for taking it, how ugly, etc, I am. I call myself every name in the book.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but what if the name caller is you?
Food wise, outside of the hot apple cider with whipped cream, I did okay.
For breakfast, I had oatmeal with syrup and a banana. Unfortunately, I had to run into a meeting and forgot to take the picture until I got back.
I was given the opportunity from MyBlogSpark to try Progresso's High Fiber Chicken Tuscany soup. Now, I generally prefer Campbell's Select over Progresso. So, when I put the soup in a bowl, it looked okay to me.
I tried to look at the ingredients to see what would give the soup extra fiber. There were Great Northern Beans, which would have given fiber and carrot paste, maybe might have been a high fiber factor.
The soup itself was okay. There wasn't enough chicken in the soup but along with my uninspiring hummus and mixed greens in a pita sandwich, it was enough for lunch. It usually confounds me that there are 2 servings in the can. I can't think of the last time I ate half of a can for a meal.
After lunch, I had a LeClerc Vitality Mixed Berry bar, which I like. They are hidden way down on the bottom shelf of the granola bar area in the supermarket but they are worth it.
For dinner, I did something a bit different. I sauteed some garlic in olive oil, added red pepper flakes, spinach and chicken broth along with some pasta and it was good!
So, along with the High Fiber soup, Progresso gave me two soup mugs and spoons. The mugs are heavy and I will really use them for soup.
One winner, chosen by Random Integer Generator, will receive one can of soup, two mugs and two spoons. Please leave a comment below before Tuesday at 8:00 pm EST and I will randomly choose a winner.
Good luck!


  1. Random based on? Should I pick a number? 7. I like the number 7if I have to pick one :)

    Michelle philp

  2. I love soup, and one of those mugs would be handy for me to keep at the office.

  3. Me!!! I wanna win! :)
    I love soup too and cereal!


  4. I have been on a kick with soup. Those mugs look great. Now you are just looking to see who all has been reading your blog :)


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