I have just finished reading, or rather listening to, Jenny McCarthy’s book: Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life. If you haven’t read this book I highly suggest that you go get it right away. This book is funny. Tears in my eyes from laughing funny. I have recently been listening to a lot of audio books lately. I prefer autobiographies or short stories written by comedians – especially if they are read by the author. Listening to these books is like listening to stand-up. Only instead of a 1 hour special it lasts 3-4 and I can spread it out over a week.
There are two primary places where I listen to these books: in my car and in the gym. The problem with this is that I will often burst into spontaneous laugher. That can cause people to look at you oddly while you’re running on a treadmill or lifting weights. Even worse is what I imagine I look like in the car. If you were to drive by me you would see me with a constant grin driving down the road. I’m sure I look like a psychopath. I haven’t noticed people swerving to get away from me, but I’m sure it is just a matter of time. Or maybe they already are and I’m too busy laughing to notice…
What do audiobooks have to do with Super Skinny Spinach Soup? In her book, Jenny (I feel like I can call her that now), talks about a cookbook she would create. It would be called the Super Skinny Soup Diet Cookbook.
Here are some of her recipes:
- Rehab with Lindsey Lohan – A colon cleansing concoction that draws heavily on detoxifying herbs and veggies to draw out the garbage truck your body has become.
- Here Comes the Bridesmaid – A lean and green version of Italian Wedding Soup – no meatballs and lots of kale. Tailored to help you lose weight quickly but not harshly, it will also give your completion an antioxidant fueled glow so you will look great in your BFF’s wedding photos.
- Countdown to Vegas Bitches – A pea-based soup to get your bod in shape. You’ll lose weight without losing your mind. Chef’s note: the soup can’t protect your mind in once you’re in Las Vegas, but at least your ass will look good.
In all seriousness, wouldn’t this cookbook be amazing? Soups have always been one of my favorite dishes. A collection of healthy ones with hilarious names and descriptions would be a must have book in my collection.
So, in honor of Jenny, I have created Super Skinny Spinach Soup or alternate title “Fit into those Skinny Jeans and Make Those Bitches Jealous”
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onions, diced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 10 oz spinach
- Salt and pepper
- heavy cream (optional)
- Croutons (optional)
- Melt butter in a large soup pot. Add onions and garlic and sauté until tender.
- Sprinkle flour on top and cook for an additional minute. Then pour in chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, stirring well to remove an flour lumps.
- Meanwhile, bring another large pot of water to a boil. Add spinach and blanch for about 30 seconds. Just long enough to for it to turn a bright green. Immediately remove the spinach from the boiling water and put into an ice-bath to stop the cooking process.
- Drain the spinach from the ice-bath, squeezing it with your hands to remove excess water. Put into a blender.
- Add onion broth mixture to blender with spinach and puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Garnish with heavy cream and croutons.