Warm yourself with this Cheesy Orzo Soup and enjoy it early in the morning to savor that early morning quiet time.
I believe that life, in any phase or age, one has something to discover: big or small. Last night, I was awaken at 2 AM. This seldom happens and when it does, I just love it; after all, the English proverb said, ” Night is the mother of counsel.” During this rare moment, I reflect and this is when plans and dreams are made: going to Ireland and trekking in my backpack in Paris, or having my own shack surrounded by flowers and bushes and blueberries; me becoming a farmer or me getting a body of a model…
and then atrocious thoughts were entertained. I whine about my life…
” I am not good enough!, I should be doing this and I should be doing that. Wow, I am just a shitty mom, boy, how I wish I did not make that mistake… or gosh, I wish I am perfect.” I seek those things I currently don’t have. As fast as these negative thoughts came, I am shaken into a realization of how blessed I am. I reached beside me and there’s my husband who listens to me. My kids in the other room are healthy and they are growing to be a very kind and smart kids. I am sleeping in my comfortable bed. And I am healthy. That is enough. Enveloped in the quietness of the night and my thoughts, I discovered that life is about growing and learning to trek it peacefully and faithfully. I have to let go of dissatisfaction and I have to be thankful.. I got down on my knees and I let God’s peace wrap me… and my heart is full of gratitude.
And this Cheesy Orzo Soup … I know, the world does not need another soup recipe. But I cannot help myself. I just have to share.This Cheesy Orzo Soup is heavy in carbs and so filling. It is simple in taste. Although soups are usually allocated during the winter, I insist on making this at the brink of fall.
The heat is not that bad anymore in my part of the woods. It is so much cooler now at 5: 30 AM and way better at noon. I enjoy the mid day walks and the dawn’s cool breeze as I head to my early morning ( 5 AM, that is) to an ever excruciating spin class.
Yup. When I came back from the Philippines I have embarked into a spin class in addition to yoga , running and Zumba. Spin class is just exercising on a stationary bike; so painful and sweat inducing but I just feel so much better after. I love it so much I have not missed class yet. After a class, my bellly is churning with hunger…so enters this soup.
I make a batch of this wild rice soup and stock it in separate container and put it in the fridge – to be eaten after my AM spin class. Warmed in the microwave, enjoyed in the morning with just me and my soup bowl. I just love my carbs. Enjoy !
WEIGHT WATCHER’S POINTS :
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: • Old Points: 5• Points+:6 • Calories :221• Fat: 7.1 g • Protein: 6.1g • Carb:30.8 g • Fiber: 1.5g • Sugar: 3.3g • Sodium:564mg