I am happy to announce I made it through Thanksgiving ok. Did I eat? ummm well you see what had happened was....of course I ate! LOL It was T H A N K S G I V I N G. I really was going to stay on my plan but I didn't plan for it. I ended up getting called into work at the hospital cause people still get sick on Holidays. So all the good low carb recipes I had saved up went to waste. I didn't get to try any of them. I had my heart set on pumpkin soup too! Now, I know what you are thinking. Gross, right? Well it's not. So there. Actually, it just might be my favorite...well almost my favorite. It's such a comfort food and it doesn't even taste like pumpkins at all to me. This recipe comes from lowcarbfriends.com. My favorite hang out. So thank you Phoebe for the wonderful soup!! You are a rock star. Who would have thought to make a wonderful comfort food out of pumpkins. This soup is so yummy, I think I will make it tonight for dinner. Here is the recipe for anyone wanting to try this out. I made a few changes but nothing too drastic. I just add a bit of worcestershire sauce and a lot more seasonings. Spices can make anything pop with flavor. This soup is thick and creamy and very filling but it really needed more spices.
1 pound pork sausage (Phoebe used hot sausage)
1/2 cup onion, chopped, 2 3/4 ounces
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped, about 5 medium
1 clove garlic, minced
15 ounce can pumpkin
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
Can be frozen
Like I said, I did eat on Thanksgiving and...second Thanksgiving. Regular holiday type food. I didn't go crazy or anything but I had everything that everyone else did. I didn't go back for seconds or thirds either. We ended up having dinner at my mom's house and then also with my in-laws the next day. I know what you're thinking. I had an all out hogathon. Seriously, I behaved myself even in the face of pecan pie. I drank lots of water and I kept taking my supplements the entire time too. Now, normally anytime you are on a low carb diet and you have a "cheat", the first thing that happens is that the next day the scale jumps up a few pounds. It's always happened in the past and I just expected it to happen again. I braced myself for the impact. Armed with my cell phone in hand, I stood on the scale naked...and snapped the pic. Take a gander at this suckas!