What could be better when a cold winter storm threatens than a pot of soup? I have searched for a good recipe for many years. By good, I mean something I could heat and eat again on day 2 when most things from the day before taste like§leftovers§ At last, I have stumbled onto a good recipe in the Weight Watchers All-time Favorites cookbook…an Italian bean soup. And not just any bean soup…one that I actually like. This soup provides vegetables in a palatable form.
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I am not a vegetable eater. I love dairy products…milk, milk and more milk…and shun veggies, although I have been making an effort to eat more of them this past year. I am the kid whose parents tried everything and failed to get her to eat her spinach.
The Italian bean soup includes white kidney beans and green beans. You can switch out the green beans for a green like kale or collards, should you choose. —000—
This morning, I searched for my old and battered ODAT. I found the little blue book in the nightstand next to my bed. Although it offers a great thought for each day, I had stopped reading it daily a while back, probably about the time I had a stroke seven years ago. Distilled words of wisdom reside in this book and remind me of my old Episcopal prayer-book minus the doxology.
One of my resolutions for 2013 is to read the ODAT daily. ODAT stands for One Day at a Time.
I discovered the little book many years ago through Al-Anon. About one-third of the pages are dog-eared from daily discovery. Most of my family members are affected by the disease of alcoholism, and most of them are in recovery. Tonight one of them is celebrating 12 years of “being sober.”
Don’t believe in miracles? Too bad. Like the saints of God in the old hymnal you meet them everywhere, at work and play. All you need are the ears to hear and the eyes to see.