My first post of the new year. Happy New years everybody. I hope everybody is well and celebrated in high style. Or at least ate in high style. I meant to have my resolution #3 start on the 1st. Guess what, did not happen. I went to the buffet with the Best Friends on the 2nd and than I had Arby’s on the 3rd. I did start my diet “officially” on the 4th but I did cheat (hmmm chocolate). Otherwise, I have been really good and I am even exercising. I am aiming to reach my ideal weight within this year. I do not want to set a specific date or else I know I will get frustrated and give up. I figured a date range, I might be able to achieve it.
I also started organizing my house. I should have taken a before and after picture of my pantry. I am excited that I could see the back of my pantry. I labeled everything from my flour bins to baskets that contain all of our snacks. If my kids stood still enough, I would have labeled them too. The husband does believe that I will mess it up within a week.
Though I am watching what I’m eating I couldn’t help try a soup that would just warm you up during this time of year.
I have been wanting to make this stew for a while. A whole stew made of all seafood. Who wouldn’t want that (well, the husband didn’t want it originally). It was totally worth making.
(adapted from All Recipes)
3/4 cup butter
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
2 cans stewed tomatoes (I used diced instead)
2 cans chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups white wine
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp - peeled and deveined
1 1/2 pounds bay scallops
18 mussels, cleaned and debearded
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets, cubed
- Melt butter in a large stockpot over med-low heat
- Add the onions, garlic and parsley. Cook until the onions are soft.
- Add tomatoes to the pot. Than add chicken broth, bay leaves, basil, thyme, oregano, water and wine. Mix well. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
- Stir in the shrimp, scallops, mussels and cod. Bring to boil.
- Lower heat, cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes until the mussels open.