Later when we got home, I made a protein shake for lunch (mixed with water, as yesterday was my last day of clear liquids). Mom decided to test out the almond milk with her shake, and took a sip of it plain before mixing. She said it tasted like nothing, although her taste buds might have been affected by the mineral-y after-taste from the multivitamin chew she'd just had. Eh...I don't know. I said that if it didn't taste like anything and was healthier, I'd just use it in the soups instead of skim, which I do like for drinking.
Fast forward to last night, when I decided to make tomato basil parmesan soup. It's reeeeally delicious and smooth, and sort of tastes like a lovely pasta in a WLS-friendly format.
|See? Everything was going just fine!|
When it got to the milk portion, I measured out the almond milk and stuck my finger in to taste it...mostly tasted like nothing. Maybe a hint of...I don't know, I didn't really taste anything. I added it to the soup and finished everything up...time to taste.
OH SWEET JESUS!!! WHAT THE F**K IS THIS EVIL CREATION????? It was sooooo disgusting. I guess, while you can't really taste the vanilla when you just sip it, it sure as hell comes out when you add a bunch of it to a soup. UGH. *shudder*
Yes.........I have a tendency to be dramatic.
So anyway, lesson learned, I guess. A complete and total waste of food, money and time, all of which really bum me out. Nevertheless, I got up this morning determined to make an EDIBLE soup today. And that soup is roasted cauliflower and sharp cheddar. I made it for lunch and it was amazing! Thank god.
Sautee onion, garlic and fresh thyme...
Simmer covered for 20 minutes with some chicken or veggie broth and cauliflower that I roasted in the oven...
Blend everything until it's super smooth and creamy, then add some reduced fat cheddar and some skim milk...enough to get it to the desired consistency.
So anyway, those are my soup adventures of the last 2 days. The only other noteworthy item is my new panda slippers. So cute! I wanted to get in the car and drive last night, so I went to Walgreen's, where most of my stupid, impulsive purchases are made. Last night was no exception. I got new nail clippers, 2 shades of nail polish (even though BF's mom just gifted me like 9 new bottles!) 2 candles (Glade's new "Garden Sunshine" = heavenly) and THESE:
|"We'll hug your feet while you work in the kitchen!!"|
Okay, I believe that's all for now. If I get bored later and post yet again...sorry.