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!