Shrimp Soup for the Soul

I decided I needed to make soup for my cold/cough/flu whatever I have.  In between coughing fits, I heated up 1 can of chicken broth, 1.5 ounce diced carrots, sprinkle of lemon pepper seasining, Italian seasoning, 2 ounces whole wheat spaghetti and 1.5 ounces of shrimp, and lots of crushed red pepper, which made for a really spicy broth!

I knew I wanted a protein in my soup, but the chicken would take to long to thaw and when I try to defrost meat in the microwave, I always end up cooking part of it!  So I just tossed the shrimp in the last minute until they turned pink.

290 calories, 2 fat and 50 carbs

I ate every drop: 290 calories, 2 fat and 50 carbs

 So while I was waiting for the carrots to cook in my soup, I had to be creative with Tony’s lunch.  It’s the end of the week, the lunch meat is gone, and seriously I think he’s sick of sandwiches by now!   So I looked in my cupboard and found way in the back two small pouches of tuna.  And the tuna melt idea was born!

I don’t like tuna, and when I don’t like things they tend not to get put in my shopping cart!  We’ve been married over 8 years, and I don’t think I’ve ever made him this sandwich before – and I know he likes it!

I just threw in what I thought would work.  The tuna, about 4 tablespoons of Annie’s parmesan and artichoke salad dressing (need to get mayo!), a splash of lemon juice, a sprinkle of lemon pepper seasoning and salt.  I first toasted the bread so it wouldn’t got soggy under the broiler.  Then topped with the tuna and fresh sliced tomatoes:

I love how sliced tomatoes look - wish I liked them!

I love how sliced tomatoes look - wish I liked them!

under a blanket of swiss cheese under the broiler for about 3 minutes

under a blanket of swiss cheese under the broiler for about 3 minutes

He loved it, and I promise I left the kitchen when I had to cough and I washed my hands about five times!

Now on to more good eats!

Megan made a delectable (and easy) caramel chocolate cake.  You can never go wrong with chocolate!

Lisa with Chocolate Eclair Puff – simply brilliant!

Stephanie made a mouth watering Pulled Pork BBQ in her crockpot.  I just stumbled onto her site, but it looks like she has TONS of crockpot recipes for anyone else who loves their crockpot – especially in the winter!  Can’t wait to see what else she has on her site!

Aggie made a delicious Mongolian Beef – you know how much I like a good stirfry.  I think even Tony would consider this a full meal instead of my tofu additions!

Tony googled “dry cough” and told me to try 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice with warm water and drink it really fast.  We’ll see if that works!

8 thoughts on “Shrimp Soup for the Soul

  1. Thanks for the link love! Hope you’re feeling better soon! Lisa

  2. OMG that melted cheese on there…yeah, of course he loved it.

  3. Yummy cheese!! Feel better!

  4. I have always loved the tuna melt.

    I hope you feel better really soon!!

  5. Yumm-o! Both look really tasty. I sometimes use extra-virgin olive oil for part or all of the mayo in my tuna salad.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon, Biz! I like a cup of hot tea with lemon and honey when I have a cold, so I think Tony’s advice would work, too.

  6. That soup looks phenomenal!

    Feel better!!!!! 🙂

  7. Shrimp soup sounds excellent, and so easy to make 🙂 And tuna melts are awesome! Well, sans tomato. I would add dill pickle instead.

  8. Hi Lucy,I have been away for such a long time,your blog is still as inspiring and a total joy to read.It is great to see you on f/b too.Love the photo it is such a bhnrtatakieg scene,a very peaceful and happy 2010 to you and your lovely family xx becky:)

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