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Presenter jitters and soup is good food!

October 29th, 2020 at 12:40 am

I have about an hour before I will be presenting online on emergency preparedness with my work team.  I do not enjoy presenting and am not one of those who think the more you do it, the easier it becomes.  I will be SO GLAD when this is over.  

A few weeks ago, the hub and I went to dinner with friends to a steak house.  It was quite the experience in that you only choose steak or chicken and everything else is served family style. (salad, bean soup, main meal and potato, fresh rolls and butter, and dessert)  We both chose steak.  I have never seen a steak that big - I believe the steaks ranged from 26-32 oz....wowza!  After eating a small amount of mine, I cut the remainder into four healthy chunks and put it in the freezer.  Today I used two of the chunks to make a beef barley soup.  OMG.  It turned out SO amazing.  The recipe made about 10 servings, which I will eat with some homemade bread.  Since the meat was made with leftovers, the barley and veggies were the only cost = I guestimate $3 for the ingredients.  The bread cost about .50 to make.  So in all, about .35 per serving.   I also had some red bean soup still, so I am freezing that to have when I am ready for a change from the current soup. 

I am LOVING calculating my meal costs and seeing how easily I can lower my food costs.  

The car place called today and the repairs will either be less than $200 or fully covered, depending on what the issue ends up being.  I am thankful it will be only $200 worst case.   I am just ready to have a car again.

Well, time to get ready for this darn presentation.  Wish me luck!  Wink



3 Responses to “Presenter jitters and soup is good food!”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I will often make soup with leftover chicken from those places that serve you half a chicken per person for some reason. Another good way to use up leftover steak is to cut it into strips and stir-fry it with some bell peppers and onions, or if you have more time, add spices, lime, and cilantro and turn it into fajitas and eat with corn tortillas.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Good plan on making that soup. You have me hungry for it and boy, what a deal using the leftover and then adding to it. Sounds like a bargain. What kind of bread do you make? I sometimes make that No Knead bread, but change out some of the white flour for whole wheat to make it a little more hearty. I refuse to pay big bucks at the store or bakery for what I would consider Artisan bread when it is easy and cheaper to make.

    Hope your presentation went well. I'm sure you rocked it!

  3. terri77 Says:

    I love soup & that soup sounds delicious!

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